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- Ephesians 6:4 Monday, 18 June, 2018“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
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Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Keel (Univ. Alabama), et al., Galaxy Zoo Team. Hanny's Voorwerp, Dutch for "Hanny's Object," is about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Glowing strongly in the greenish light produced by ionized oxygen atoms, the mysterious voorwerp is below spiral galaxy IC 2497. Both lie at a distance of some 650 million light-years in the faint constellation Leo Minor. In fact, the enormous green cloud is now suspected to be part of a tidal tail of material illuminated by a quasar inhabiting the center of IC 2497. Powered by a massive black hole, the quasar suddenly turned off, leaving only galaxy and glowing voorwerp visible at optical wavelengths. The Hubble image also resolves a star-forming region in the voorwerp, seen in yellow on the side near IC 2497. That region was likely compressed by an outflow of gas driven from the galaxy's core. The remarkable mystery object was discovered by Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel in 2007 while participating online in the Galaxy Zoo project; it enlists the public to help classify galaxies found in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and more recently in deep Hubble imagery.
- Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires Friday, 15 June, 2018NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.
- NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science Wednesday, 13 June, 2018One of the most intense Martian dust storms ever observed is being studied by a record number of NASA spacecraft.
The Human Brain
73% of the brain is filled with water. If it gets dehydrated by anything more than 2% of it, the person may suffer a loss in attention, memory and cognitive skills.
- Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children's emotional well-being, behavior Monday, 18 June, 2018Children with overcontrolling parents may later struggle to adjust in school and social environments, study says.
- Guardians of the Saiga: The Rangers of Stepnoi Reserve Tuesday, 12 June, 2018As we bumped along the rutted dirt roads of Stepnoi Reserve in the back of the Land Rover, I found myself wondering how the rangers in the front seat—the husband and wife team of Vladimir and Galina Kalmykov—could possibly know where they were going.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 earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:10km) in Chile 18/06/2018 07:09 UTC, No people within 100km. Monday, 18 June, 2018On 6/18/2018 7:09:41 AM, an earthquake occurred in Chile potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:10km.
- 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 Malawi
The flag of Malawi was officially adopted on 6 July 1964 when the colony of Nyasaland became independent from British rule and renamed itself Malawi. The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa. The black represents the indigenous people of the continent, the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature.
- Nicaragua - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Friday, 8 June, 2018Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government personnel. Rallies and demonstrations are widespread and occur daily with little notice. In many instances the government responds using tear […]
- Ethiopia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Thursday, 7 June, 2018Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Somali Regional State due to potential for civil unrest, terrorism, and landmines. Reconsider travel to: The East Hararge region of Oromia state due to civil unrest. The Danakil Depression region […]
- Cyprus Monday, 18 June, 2018Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendmentGOV.UK
- Poland Monday, 18 June, 2018Latest update: Summary - addition of link to information page for fans travelling to Kaliningrad via Poland for the England v Belgium FIFA World Cup match on 28 JuneGOV.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.
- a new lease on lifeIf someone has a new lease on life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
- 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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HEROISM AND PARADOX ABOUND IN THE POST-ISIS ERA. Click on image for more information.