The Mysteries Of Pluto Beating Heart

The Mysteries Of Pluto Beating Heart

The Mysteries Of Pluto Beating Heart. Scientists are offering several new scenarios to explain the formation of Pluto’s frozen heart-shaped feature, first spotted by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. Researchers have focused on the heart’s western lobe, informally named Sputnik Planitia, a deep basin containing three kinds of ices—frozen[…]

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A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use

A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use

A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use. Tsar Bomba is the Western nickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (code name Vanya). Detonated by the Soviet Union on October 30, 1961, Tsar Bomba is the largest nuclear device ever detonated and the most powerful man-made explosion in history. With a[…]

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When To Stop Taking Antibiotics?

When To Stop Taking Antibiotics?

When To Stop Taking Antibiotics? Does stopping a course of antibiotics early lead to antibiotic resistance? There has been a lot of research into how long antibiotic courses should be, to determine the shortest possible length of course needed to completely kill all bacteria. If you are being treated for[…]

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Ville Rose Toulouse City Guide. Toulouse is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with, 466,297 inhabitants as of January 2014. The Toulouse Metro area, with 1,312,304 inhabitants, as of 2014, is France's fourth-largest metropolitan area, after Paris, Lyon and Marseille, ahead of Lille and Bordeaux. It is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, ATRand the Aerospace Valley. It also hosts the European headquarters of Intel and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe. The University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, it is the fourth-largest university campus in France, after the universities of Paris, Lyon and Lille. The air route between Toulouse–Blagnac and Paris Orly is the busiest in Europe, transporting 2.4 million passengers in 2014. According to the rankings of L'Express and Challenges, Toulouse is the most dynamic French city. The city was the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom in the 5th century and the capital of the province of Languedoc in the Late Middle Ages and early modern period (provinces were abolished during the French Revolution), making it the unofficial capital of the cultural region of Occitania (Southern France). A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, designated in 1998 because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Credit: Wikipedia. Read Article Here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jul/01/toulouse-france-city-holiday-guide-restaurants-hotels-bars

Ville Rose Toulouse City Guide

Ville Rose Toulouse City Guide. Toulouse is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with, 466,297 inhabitants as of January 2014.[…]

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91 Volcanoes below Antarctic Ice Sheet

91 Volcanoes below Antarctic Ice Sheet

91 Volcanoes below Antarctic Ice Sheet. A subglacial volcano, also known as a glaciovolcano, is a volcanic form produced by subglacial eruptions or eruptions beneath the surface of a glacier or ice sheet which is then melted into a lake by the rising lava. Today they are most common in Iceland and Antarctica; older formations of this type are found also in British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada.[…]

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Psychological Abusers Go For The Strong, Confident, And Successful

Psychological Abusers Go For The Successful

Psychological Abusers Go For The Successful. Victims of psychological abuse are often strong, confident, and successful. This is because abusers are attracted to someone they think will be a “challenge” to break. People with certain personality traits can change in therapy, but narcissists and psychopaths will not, and this can be recognised[…]

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The American Opioid Fallout

The American Opioid Fallout

The American Opioid Fallout. Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. Opioids are substances that work on the nervous system in the body or specific receptors in the brain to[…]

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Elephants Unloosening The Chains.

Unloosening The Chains Of Elephants

Unloosening The Chains Of Elephants. Elephants have large complex brains, exhibit complex social behaviour, show a facility with tools, and are generally thought to be highly intelligent. Cognitive studies have demonstrated that elephants are capable of visual symbol discrimination and long term memory, means-end recognition, relative quantity judgment, mirror self-recognition,[…]

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Mass Tourism Is At A Tipping Point

Mass Tourism Is At A Tipping Point

Mass Tourism Is At A Tipping Point. At the end of the summer season, various travel destinations in Europe witnessed something unusual – locals opposing the crowds of tourists. Angry signs appeared on the buildings in Spanish Mallorca, saying “Tourists, go home” and “Tourists, you terrorists!” Tourism experts identified two[…]

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An Unappeasable Boss

An Unappeasable Boss

An Unappeasable Boss. Henry was in severe depression when he turned up, accompanied by his wife, who had forced him to seek counselling, as his depressive state worsened over the months. Well qualified as an events manager in the hotel and catering industry, he had applied for his dream job,[…]

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Earthquake Swarm

Yellowstone Supervolcano Earthquake Swarm

Yellowstone Supervolcano Earthquake Swarm. The Yellowstone Caldera is a volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera and most of the park are located in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The major features of the caldera measure about 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km). The caldera formed during[…]

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The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviours

The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviours. The old adage that “People are hired for their talents and fired for their behaviour” is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behaviour that are toxic to the organisation. The following six varieties of toxic organisational behaviour (TOB) top my list of[…]

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Narcissistic Parenting And Childhood Neglect

Narcissistic Parenting And Childhood Neglect

Narcissistic Parenting And Childhood Neglect. A narcissistic parent is a parent affected by narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. Typically narcissistic parents are exclusively and possessively close to their children and may be especially envious of, and threatened by, their child’s growing independence. The result may be what has been termed a pattern of narcissistic attachment, with the child considered to exist[…]

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FDA To Support Leukemia Gene-Therapy Treatment

FDA To Support Leukemia Gene-Therapy Treatment

FDA To Support Leukemia Gene-Therapy Treatment. Novartis AG’s pioneering new cancer drug won enthusiastic support from a federal advisory panel, paving the way for approval of the first U.S. gene therapy. The panel unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve the drug, tisagenlecleucel, for patients ages 3 to[…]

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Pineapple Lily

Pineapple Lily

Pineapple Lily. Pineapple lilies are miniature floral representations of the tropical fruit. They are annuals, or rarely perennials, and are extremely frost tender. The slightly bizarre plants are only 12 to 15 inches tall but have large flower heads that resemble tiny pineapples flanked with green bracts. They are in[…]

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Truths And Myths About Microchip Implants

Truths And Myths About Microchip Implants

Truths And Myths About Microchip Implants. A human microchip implant is typically an identifying integrated circuit device or radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder encased in silicate glass and implanted in the body of a human being. This type of subdermal implant usually contains a unique ID number that can be linked to information contained in an external[…]

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Largest Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico

Largest Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico

Largest Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico. A new report this year, released by Mighty Earth, identifies the companies responsible for the widespread manure and fertiliser pollution contaminating water from the Heartland to the Gulf. Much of this pollution comes from the vast quantities of corn and soy used to raise[…]

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21 August Total Solar Eclipse In The USA

21 August Total Solar Eclipse In The USA

21 August Total Solar Eclipse In The USA. On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day,[…]

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Gene-Editing Correct Defective Embryos

Gene-Editing Correct Defective Embryos

Gene-Editing Correct Defective Embryos. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is very common and can affect people of any age. It is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, including young athletes. HCM occurs if heart muscle cells enlarge and cause the walls of the ventricles (usually the left ventricle) to thicken. The[…]

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God’s Grace In My Anorexia

God’s Grace In My Anorexia

God’s Grace In My Anorexia. If you’d met me 13 years ago, here’s what you’d have seen: A ‘successful’ Christian, newly married to a pastor in training. The leader of a thriving children’s ministry with a bright future ahead. Someone who seemed to have it all together. But there’s one part you[…]

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Top Chefs’ Favourite Cheese

Top Chefs’ Favourite Cheese

Top Chefs’ Favourite Cheese. Cheese is a food derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavours, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified, and adding the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated[…]

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Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update

Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update

Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund has given 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) five days to make a $600 million payment, which the troubled Malaysian state fund failed to pay on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, further complicating a dispute hanging over Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy. The 1MDB[…]

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Spiralling Corporate Crassness

Spiralling Corporate Crassness

Spiralling Corporate Crassness. It was a highly unusual scenario when about a dozen employees of a middle-sized corporate organisation turned up, in drips and drabs, for therapy, over a period of 9 months. All had very similar bitter complaints of being dismissed unceremoniously by the company’s top echelons;  some were[…]

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China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners

China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners

China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners. China remains a one-party authoritarian state that systemically curbs fundamental rights. Since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2013, the government has arbitrarily detained and prosecuted hundreds of activists and human rights lawyers and defenders. It has tightened control over nongovernmental organisations, activists, media,[…]

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A Country Divided, How It Affected Me

A Country Divided, How It Affected Me. The Partition of India was the division of British India at midnight on 14 August 1947, which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan; today, respectively the Republic of India, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The partition involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on[…]

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How To Keep Your Seafood Safe

How To Keep Your Seafood Safe

How To Keep Your Seafood Safe. Whether it’s grilled salmon, peel-it-yourself shrimp, or a festive clambake, fish and shellfish are often the star of summer meals. But how do you make sure you’re serving up seafood that’s safe to eat and keeping the chance of foodborne illness to a minimum? Fish[…]

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California's Big Sur Reopens To Hikers Only

California’s Big Sur Reopens To Hikers Only

California’s Big Sur Reopens To Hikers Only. Big Sur is a lightly populated, unincorporated region on California’s Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. As the “longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States, it has been described as a “national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to[…]

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The Gods Have Visited Men

The Gods Have Visited Men

The Gods Have Visited Men. Acts 14: 8 – 18. Luke’s perspective of the evangel’s passage following Paul’s three missionary journeys are peppered with cultural and historical observations of the day that dovetailed into its message, with some incidents detailing supernatural interventions (Acts 13 -20). The most familiar of these[…]

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Water Found Deep Inside The Moon

Water Found Deep Inside The Moon

Water Found Deep Inside The Moon. Laboratory analyses of lunar samples provide a direct means to identify indigenous volatiles and have been used to argue for the presence of Earth-like water content in the lunar interior. Some volatile elements, however, have been interpreted as evidence for a bulk lunar mantle[…]

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The World’s Most Dangerous Cities

The World’s Most Dangerous Cities

The World’s Most Dangerous Cities. COCAINE is grown primarily in South America, and trafficked to the world’s biggest market, the United States, via Central America and the Caribbean. The land routes originate mainly in Colombia, and pass through the small nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala before traversing Mexico.[…]

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Prayer For My Son's Murderers

Prayer For My Son’s Murderers

Prayer For My Son’s Murderers. Thanks to a friend of mine who resides in the Middle East, I recently learned about an amazing prayer written by the late Right Reverend Hassan Barnaba Dehqani-Tafti, the exiled Anglican Bishop of Iran, to be read at his own son’s funeral, which he was[…]

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What American Christians Worry About Most

What American Christians Worry About Most

What American Christians Worry About Most. Health care in the United States is provided by many distinct organisations. Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by private sector businesses. 58% of US community hospitals are non-profit, 21% are government owned, and 21% are for-profit. In America, it is more expensive than in any other rich country.[…]

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Extent Of Overfishing Remains Unknown

Extent Of Overfishing Remains Unknown

Extent Of Overfishing Remains Unknown. Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but[…]

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Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter

Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter

Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter. Cyberspace, a domain created not by nature but by human beings, has emerged to provide tremendous benefits, but also to present new risks. Recently, cyber security has become a national policy issue. Driven predominantly by national security concerns, democracies have formulated national cyber strategies. Cyberspace[…]

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Companies Complicit In Illegal Deforestation

Companies Complicit In Illegal Deforestation

Companies Complicit In Illegal Deforestation. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) field investigation has found evidence of active, illegal clearance of critically endangered Sumatran elephant habitat within the rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem. The culprit is a rogue palm oil producer known as PT. Agra Bumi Niaga (PT. ABN) who supplies a nearby[…]

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Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Your Character

Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Character

Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Character. Let’s use both Goldman’s “Big Five” trait theory description of introversion-extroversion (e.g., extroverts as assertive, talkative, bold, etc), and Jung’s “psychic energy” take on the same phenomena (e.g., extroverts feel an increased sense of perceived energy when interacting with a large group of people,[…]

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