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- Psalm 119:143 Thursday, 15 November, 2018“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.”
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller (1880 - 1968).
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The Ainu, in the historical Japanese texts the Ezo, are an indigenous people of Japan (Hokkaido, and formerly northeastern Honshu) and Russia (Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, and formerly the Kamchatka Peninsula). On June 6, 2008, the Japanese Diet passed a bipartisan, non-binding resolution calling upon the government to recognize the Ainu people as indigenous to Japan, and urging an end to discrimination against the group. Recent research suggests that the historical Ainu culture originated in a merger of the Okhotsk culture with the Satsumon, one of the ancient archaeological cultures that are considered to have derived from the Jōmon-period cultures of the Japanese archipelago. The Ainu economy was based on farming, as well as on hunting, fishing and gathering.
- Watch - Dengue in Senegal Wednesday, 7 November, 2018There is an outbreak of dengue in Senegal. Travelers to Senegal should protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.
The Human Brain
There are two sides to the human brain. Each side of the brain interacts with the opposite side of the body. The left side of the brain interacts with the right side of the body, and vice versa. The reason behind this way of interaction is still not understood.
- WFP plans major scale-up of food aid to Yemen amid appeals for peace Thursday, 15 November, 2018Source: World Food Programme Country: Yemen In the face of rapidly rising hunger, WFP is preparing to scale up to provide food and cash-based assistance for as many as 12 million people whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict.ROME – A heartfelt plea for an end to the fighting in Yemen has been […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains.
Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA. The energetic light and winds from massive newly formed stars in NGC 2174 are evaporating and dispersing the dark stellar nurseries in which they formed. The structures are actually much thinner than air and only appear as mountains due to relatively small amounts of opaque interstellar dust. A lesser-known sight in the nebula-rich constellation Orion, NGC 2174 can be found near the head of the celestial hunter. About 6,400 light-years distant, the entire glowing cosmic cloud covers an area larger than the full Moon and surrounds loose open clusters of young stars. The image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a dense interior region which spans only about three light years while adopting a colour map that portrays otherwise red hydrogen emission in green hues and emphasizes sulfur emission in red and oxygen in blue. Within a few million years, the stars will likely win out completely and the entire dust mountain will be dispersed.
- International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice Wednesday, 14 November, 2018An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
- NASA Launches a New Podcast to Mars Monday, 29 October, 2018NASA's new eight-episode series 'On a Mission' follows the InSight spacecraft on its journey to Mars and details the extraordinary challenges of landing on the Red Planet.
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Tuesday, 13 November, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia DeSmit
National Flag of Nepal
The national flag of Nepal is the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag. The flag is a simplified combination of two single pennons, known as a double pennon. Its crimson red is the colour of the rhododendron, Nepal's national flower, while the blue border is the colour of peace. The inclusion of the celestial bodies indicates Nepal's permanence and the hope that Nepal will enjoy the same longevity as the Sun and the Moon. Additionally, the stylized moon represents the calm demeanour and purity of spirit of the Nepali people, while the stylised sun represents their fierce resolve. The current flag was adopted on 16 December 1962, along with the formation of a new constitutional government.
- Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Thursday, 15 November, 2018Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as travel by U.S. government employees to these areas […]
- Albania Wednesday, 14 November, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - revised information on protests; you should check the local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrationsGOV.UK
Work of Art
The Last Judgment is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo, covering the whole altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It is a depiction of the Second Coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity. There are over 300 figures, with nearly all the males and angels originally shown as nudes; many were later partly covered up by painted draperies. The work took over four years, between 1536 and 1541. Michelangelo began working on it twenty-five years after he finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and was nearly 67 at its completion. It was commissioned by Pope Clement VII but was completed under Pope Paul III.
- behind the timesIf someone is behind the times, they are old-fashioned and their ideas are out of date.