“[Love for Enemies] “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends […]
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THE HUMAN BRAIN: The brain is a complex organ that forms part of our Central Nervous System and makes up the biggest part of the encephalon. The encephalon includes all higher nervous centres, enclosed within the skull and continuous with the spinal cord.
Nigerian health officials have declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with rats, especially rat urine and feces, and keep their accommodations or campsites clean.
There is an outbreak of Andes virus in Argentina, specifically in Chubut Province of Patagonia. Travelers to Argentina should avoid contact with rodents and their droppings (urine and feces), and avoid close contact with anyone who may be sick.
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY: North America & the Pelican. Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh. On the left is an emission nebula catalogued as NGC 7000, the North America Nebula. The emission region to the right of it is IC 5070, also known as the Pelican Nebula. Separated by a dark cloud of obscuring dust, the two bright nebulae are about 1,500 light-years away; spanning 100 light-years. Emission from atomic hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen is captured in the narrow band data. Look northeast of bright star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus the Swan.
Scientists from different projects are coming together to make Hawai‘i's oceans more sustainable.
IMAGO DEI: The Wodaabe are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group and are known for their elaborate attire and rich cultural ceremonies. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from Southern Niger, through Northern Nigeria, North-eastern Cameroon, South-western Chad, and the western region of the Central African Republic. They speak the Fula language and don’t use a written language. Wodaabe religion is largely but loosely Islamic.
Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of travel to Sharm El-Sheikh by air) due to terrorism. The Western Desert due to terrorism. Egyptian border areas due to military zones. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt. […]
Exercise normal precautions in Mozambique. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to violent extremism. Exercise increased caution in: Maputo due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Mozambique: […]
THE FLAG OF PANAMA: The flag of Panama was officially adopted on November 3, 1903. The blue was intended to represent the Conservative Party and the red to represent the Liberal Party. The white was intended to stand for peace and purity; the blue star stands for the purity and honesty of the life of the country; the red star represents the authority and law in the country; and together the stars stand for the new republic.
Summary – changes to advice to travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Limbe in Fako division (South West region) and against all travel to North West region and the rest of South West region; the town of Garoua in North region now falls within the area where the FCO advise […]
Latest update: Terrorism section (Kidnapping) - removal of information on Palawan
WORK OF ART: Studies of the Foetus in the Womb are two-coloured annotated sketches by Leonardo da Vinci made in around 1511. Da Vinci studied human embryology with the help of anatomist Marcantonio della Torre and saw the foetus within a cadaver. The studies were initially bequeathed to Francesco Melzi. In c. 1582–90 they were bought from his heirs by Pompeo Leoni, and by 1630 they belonged to Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel. Since 1690 the studies have been housed in the Royal Collection, United Kingdom.