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- 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 Friday, 17 August, 2018“But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”
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Young Suns of NGC 7129.
Image Credit & Copyright: Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory). Young suns, at a relatively tender age of only a few million years old, lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus, where the bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. The compact deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects known as Herbig-Haro objects; their shape and colour are characteristic of glowing hydrogen gas shocked by jets streaming away from newborn stars. Ultimately, the natal gas and dust in the region will be dispersed, the stars drifting apart as the loose cluster orbits the centre of the Galaxy. At the estimated distance of NGC 7129, this view spans about 40 light-years.
- NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building Monday, 13 August, 2018NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
- NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun Sunday, 12 August, 2018Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life […]
- Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery Efforts Thursday, 16 August, 2018The global dust storm on Mars could soon let in enough sunlight for the Opportunity rover to recharge.
- Meet the People Behind NASA's InSight Mars Lander Thursday, 2 August, 2018A series of NASA videos highlight scientists and engineers leading the next mission to Mars.
The Human Brain
The attention span of the human brain is getting shorter. We have lost almost four seconds of our attention span in the past 15 years. This means we cannot concentrate on a thing for more than 8 seconds on an average.
- Education news roundup Friday, 17 August, 2018Growth mindset, neuroscience, Mr. Rogers and more in this week's new roundup.
- Travel to Cuba with APA, applications due Aug. 30 Thursday, 16 August, 2018The International Learning Partner Program is open to psychologists and graduates students of psychology who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in the Caribbean.
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- Why you should be watching California in September Wednesday, 15 August, 2018At the Global Climate Action Summit in California, non-state actors will work to make the commitments necessary to avert the worst effects of climate change.Shyla Raghav
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world, World Elephant Day edition Tuesday, 14 August, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about in honor of World Elephant Day.Jessica Pink
The Kayapo are an indigenous people in Brazil, from the plain islands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries. They call themselves "Mebengokre," which means "people of the wellspring." In 2010, there was an estimated 8,638 Kayapos. Subgroups include the Xikrin, Gorotire, Mekranoti and Metyktire. Their villages typically consist of a dozen huts.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 17 August, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Alert - Polio in Papua New Guinea Monday, 13 August, 2018There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio.
- Les enfants sont particulièrement touchés par l’épidémie d’Ebola en RDC Friday, 17 August, 2018Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Les enfants représentent une proportion élevée des personnes touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, a déclaré l’UNICEF.KINSHASA/NEW YORK/DAKAR/GENEVE, 17 août 2018 – Les enfants représentent une proportion élevée des personnes touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours dans […]
- Laos dam collapse survivors stranded as monsoon rains worsen Friday, 17 August, 2018Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) Latest flooding has caused more destruction and left families isolated in camps without enough supplies, sanitation and support – making a difficult situation even tougher.Evacuation centres housing people forced to flee following last month’s devastating dam collapse have been […]
National Flag of the Mauritius
The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands and Les Quatre Bandes, was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal bands of equal width, coloured (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence.n Blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. Yellow represents the new light of independence. Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the 12 months of the year.
- Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel Monday, 13 August, 2018Do not travel to Mali due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in the regions of northern and central Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions. Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace […]
- Bolivia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Thursday, 9 August, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Bolivia. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bolivia: 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 […]
- Mali Friday, 17 August, 2018Latest update: Summary - addition of information; a protest march is expected to take place in central Bamako on Saturday 18 August; you should stay away from all demonstrations and any blockades set up by the security forcesGOV.UK
- Laos Friday, 17 August, 2018Latest update: Summary - revised information; monsoon season rains have led to elevated risk of flooding and landslides; red flood warnings have been issued for 18 to 21 August covering the Pakse areaGOV.UK
Work of Art
Known as “the prehistoric Sistine Chapel,” the Lascaux Caves, a cave complex in southwestern France, contain some of the most remarkable palaeolithic cave paintings in the world, from at least 15,000 years ago. The cave was discovered on 12 September 1940 by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas, as well as Ravidat’s dog, Robot. Public access was made easier after World War II. By 1955, the carbon dioxide produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the art.
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Pray for Christians in China
POLICE RAID SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN. Click on image for more information.