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- Psalm 42:8 Tuesday, 21 August, 2018“By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”
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Glowing Elements in the Soul Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Jesús M.Vargas & Maritxu Poyal. Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star-forming region called the Soul Nebula (IC 1898) can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia. The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually imaged next to its neighbour the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The image is a composite of three exposures in different colours: red as emitted by hydrogen gas, yellow as emitted by sulfur, and blue as emitted by oxygen.
- Vice President Pence Talks Future Human Space Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Tuesday, 21 August, 2018Vice President Mike Pence, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday, Aug. 23, to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars.
- NASA to Host Media Briefing on Mission to Return Asteroid Sample to Earth Monday, 20 August, 2018NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 24, to provide an update on upcoming activities related to the agency’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.
- NASA's InSight Passes Halfway to Mars, Instruments Check In Monday, 20 August, 2018NASA's InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well.
- 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.
The Human Brain
Your brain also has the ability to eat itself in case of lack of energy. To ward off starvation, brain cells can eat other brain cells.
- APA Books: ‘Internships in Psychology," 4th Edition Tuesday, 21 August, 2018This authoritative, hands-on book provides doctoral-level psychology students with all the resources they need to successfully navigate the internship application process.
- Inclusion of social class in psychology curricula Tuesday, 21 August, 2018Examining socioeconomic status often reveals inequities in access to resources, and helps psychologists to improve people's lives.
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- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Monday, 20 August, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia Desmit
- 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
The Pataxó are an indigenous people in Bahia, Brazil with a population of about 11,800 individuals. They once spoke the Pataxó language, but now speak Portuguese. They depend on their land for their survival but it is being stolen from them in the pursuit of profit. With the external factor of tourism pressure and the internal factor of the group to see themselves as an authentic people, the Pataxó reinvented their language, the Patxohã (it has a Portuguese grammatical structure and a Maxakali vocabulary). Body paintings they were not using at the beginning of the nineteenth century were reintroduced.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Tuesday, 21 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.
- Costa Rica crea protocolo para manejo integral de flujos migratorios Tuesday, 21 August, 2018Source: El Nuevo Diario Country: Costa Rica, Nicaragua El gobierno informa que creó un protocolo para el manejo de atención integral de los flujos migratorios extraordinarios como el causado por la crisis sociopolítica que vive Nicaragua desde hace cuatro meses.Según las autoridades costarricenses, se trabajará en garantizar la seguridad pública, laboral, sanitaria y educativa, además […]
- $4.5 million urgently needed in Gaza Strip to prevent life-saving services from shutting down Monday, 20 August, 2018Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory The Humanitarian Coordinator for the oPt is calling on donors to immediately fund the procurement of emergency fuel. “We have now run out of funds and are delivering the final supplies in the next few days," he said.Gaza, 20 August 2018 Today, […]
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.
- Hungary - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 17 August, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Hungary. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Hungary: 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 […]
- Estonia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 17 August, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Estonia. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Estonia: 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 Crime and Safety Report for Estonia. U.S. citizens […]
- Brazil Tuesday, 21 August, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - general elections are due to take place in October 2018; there is an increased risk of political and social unrest during the campaign period, particularly in the border region with Venezuela where tensions are running high over immigration; on 17 and 18 August 2018, demonstrations in […]GOV.UK
- Hungary Tuesday, 21 August, 2018Latest update: Summary - removal of informaton on Sziget FestivalGOV.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.
- a jam sessionIf musicians play in a jam session, they play whatever they feel like playing in an informal setting.
Pray for Christians in Nepal
LAW CRIMINALISING CONVERSION COMES INTO FORCE. Click on image for more information.