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- Psalm 91:1 Thursday, 21 June, 2018“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
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Hidden Treasures of M78.
Credit: ESO / Igor Chekalin. M78, about 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known. This image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition, held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), it shows amazing details within bluish M78 (centre), embraced in dark, dusty clouds, along with a smaller reflection nebula in the region, NGC 2071 (top). Yellowish and even more compact, the recently discovered, variable McNeil's Nebula is prominent in the scene below and right of centre. Based on data from ESO's WFI camera and 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, this image spans just over 0.5 degrees on the sky, about 15 light-years at the estimated distance of M78.
- NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report Tuesday, 19 June, 2018NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 20, to discuss a new report detailing U.S. plans for near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a hazard to Earth.
- Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Dust Wednesday, 20 June, 2018A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks.
The Human Brain
The human brain is the fattiest organ in the body. It contains 60% fat out of its total weight of 3 pounds.
- Psychologist studies how we make sense of other people Thursday, 21 June, 2018Diana Tamir, PhD, is exploring what happens when our internal and external worlds collide — work that has implications for understanding our social media habits and our empathy toward others.
- A Message from the Top of the World Monday, 18 June, 2018The snow crunched under his boots with each step as Yun pushed towards the summit ridge. Around him the Himalayas stretched out in jagged white peaks and valleys. At nearly 30,000 feet—the cruising altitude of a commercial airliner—he was high enough to see wisps of clouds drifting below him. It was 8am on May 18th, […]Pooja
The Blackfoot Indians were a nation of American Indians with four distinctive tribes, one in Montana and the other in Alberta, Canada. Fierce buffalo hunters, this nomadic tribe followed their food source. With no experience in pottery, crafts or agriculture, they relied on the land. While natural food sources and small subsidized, the buffalo were their main source of food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons. Today the surviving heirs still live on much of the Montana land they had long ago.
- Green flood alert in Cote d Ivoire Wednesday, 20 June, 2018On 18/06/2018, a flood started in Cote d Ivoire, lasting until 20/06/2018 (last update). The flood caused 18 killed and 0 displaced .
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 8 June, 2018An outbreak of Ebola is occurring in the Bikoro area, Equateur province in the northwest corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have also been found in nearby Iboko and the large city of Mbandaka.
National Flag of Malaysia
The flag of Malaysia is composed of a field of 14 alternating red and white stripes along the fly and a blue canton bearing a crescent and a 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan (Federal Star). The 14 stripes, of equal width, represent the equal status in the federation of the 13 member states and the federal territories, while the 14 points of the star represent the unity between these entities. The crescent represents Islam, the country's state religion; the blue canton symbolises the unity of the Malaysian people; the yellow of the star and crescent is the royal colour of the Malay rulers. It was first raised on 16 September 1963.
- Germany - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Tuesday, 19 June, 2018Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Germany. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Read the […]
- Belarus - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Monday, 18 June, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Belarus. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Belarus: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
- Angola Thursday, 21 June, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Air Travel) - additional information on TAAG, the Angolan national carrierGOV.UK
- Antigua and Barbuda Thursday, 21 June, 2018Latest update: Summary - additional information on reconstruction work following 2017 hurricanes; if you're visiting Barbuda during the 2018 hurricane season, you should monitor local and international weather updates, follow advice of local authorities and ensure your accommodation is secureGOV.UK
Work of Art
The self-portrait is an 1889 oil on canvas painting by the post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The picture was painted in September that year, shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. This self-portrait, which may have been his last, was one of about 40 van Gogh produced over a 10-year period. He would paint himself because he often lacked the money to pay for models. He took the painting with him to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he showed it to Dr Paul Gachet, who thought it was "absolutely fanatical." The Musée d'Orsay in Paris obtained the picture in 1986.
- time after timeIf you do something time after time, you do it again and again, or repeatedly.
- The Family Feud that Changed the Shape of Christian Higher Education Thursday, 17 May, 2018What makes a college “evangelical” or “fundamentalist?” The dividing lines weren’t always so clear. Let’s say you attended Wheaton College, Gordon College, or Biola University. Or perhaps you’re an outsider who just thinks highly of those schools. If so, you might be turned off by a book that groups them together under the label “Fundamentalist […]Barry Hankins
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ASIA BIBI MARKS 9 YEARS INCARCERATED FOR BLASPHEMY. Click on image for more information.