Why North Europeans Are The Happiest People A few snippets from the article: Success is more than economic growth and other such statistics. Social support and generosity are relatively independent of economic development or the political system. People are happier when they’re socially fulfilled, perhaps as members of a group.Continue reading
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- Matthew 5:43-45 Friday, 8 February, 2019“[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.
- Watch - Lassa Fever in Nigeria Thursday, 7 February, 2019Nigerian 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.
- Alert - Yellow Fever in Nigeria Monday, 28 January, 2019A large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria began in September 2017. The outbreak is now spread throughout the country. Travelers going to Nigeria should receive vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel and should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while there.
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY: Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree. Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy, Chilescope Team. The faint constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn, also catalogued as NGC 2264, is about 2,700 light-years distant, where its 40 light-years width mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from new-born stars with dark interstellar dust clouds, and reflecting starlight forming the blue reflection nebulae. It includes the Fox Fur Nebula, whose dusty, convoluted pelt lies near the top; the bright variable star S Monocerotis immersed in the blue-tinted haze near centre, and the Cone Nebula pointing in from the right side of the frame. NGC 2264 also known as the Christmas Tree cluster, is seen here as the triangular tree on its side.
- Japan Will Land a Spacecraft on Asteroid Ryugu This Month to Snag a Sample Thursday, 7 February, 2019A Japanese asteroid probe will snag samples of its target space rock just two weeks from now, if all goes according to plan.
- 'Vibrating Universe' Shares Astronomy with Deaf Students Thursday, 7 February, 2019What does a star feel like? A team of scientists put astronomy on a vibrating sound stage in order to tackle such questions.
- Protecting fisheries can fight poverty: study Thursday, 7 February, 2019Freshwater protected areas can boost fish stocks to pull communities out of poverty.Olivia DeSmit
- Connecting data and people, Hawai‘i charts course to sustainability Wednesday, 6 February, 2019Scientists from different projects are coming together to make Hawai‘i's oceans more sustainable.Olivia DeSmit
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.
- Egypt - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Wednesday, 6 February, 2019Exercise 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. […]
- Mozambique - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Wednesday, 6 February, 2019Exercise 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.
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.
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