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- 1 Corinthians 1:10 Monday, 21 May, 2018“[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
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Portrait of NGC 281.
Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy). Look through the cosmic cloud catalogued as NGC 281 and it's almost easy to miss stars of open cluster IC 1590. But, formed within the nebula, that cluster's young, massive stars ultimately power the pervasive nebular glow. The eye-catching shapes looming in this portrait of NGC 281 are sculpted columns and dense dust globules seen in silhouette, eroded by intense, energetic winds and radiation from the hot cluster stars. If they survive long enough, the dusty structures could also be sites of future star formation. Playfully called the Pacman Nebula because of its overall shape, NGC 281 is about 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This composite image was made through narrow-band filters but combines emission from the nebula's hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms in a visible spectrum palette. It spans over 80 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 281.
- California Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station Monday, 21 May, 2018Students from Pacoima and San Fernando, California, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 22, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
- NASA's Curiosity Rover Aims to Get Its Rhythm Back Thursday, 17 May, 2018Rover engineers at JPL will try to restore percussive drilling on Mars this week, part of a larger series of tests that will last through summer.
The Human Brain
Brain cells need a constant supply of fuel to stay alive, yet they lack the ability to store energy. Fortunately, there’s a backup system. Your liver breaks down stored fat to produce ketone bodies that can be used as a substitute fuel when commonly-used blood glucose is not available.
- How to review a manuscript Friday, 18 May, 2018Journal editors identify 10 key steps for would-be reviewers.
- Lion Recovery Fund Aims to Halt Lion Crisis While There is Still Hope Friday, 18 May, 2018Despite being one of the most iconic and revered animals on the planet, African lion numbers are drastically declining. Lion populations have seen a precipitous drop from 200,000 a century ago to just over 20,000 today, signaling an unprecedented crisis for both lions and their landscapes. In response, the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) is moving swiftly to […]Pooja
The Lepcha are also called the Rongkup meaning the children of God are among the indigenous peoples of Sikkim. Lepchas are found in western and southwestern Bhutan, Tibet, Darjeeling, the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal, and in the hills of West Bengal. They were believed in the bone faith or mune faith based on the spirits, good and bad. They used to worship spirits of mountains, rivers and forests like any other tribes. Perhaps, this could be the reason why these people prefer to live in the healthy natural world. Most Lepchas are Buddhist, a religion brought by the Bhutias from the north, although a large number of Lepchas have today adopted Christianity.
- Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:10km) in Mayotte 21/05/2018 00:47 UTC, 210000 people within 100km. Monday, 21 May, 2018On 5/21/2018 12:47:13 AM, an earthquake occurred in Mayotte potentially affecting 210000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:10km.
- Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil Thursday, 17 May, 2018There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil. Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites.
National Flag of Luxembourg
The flag of Luxembourg consists of three horizontal stripes, red, white and blue, and was first used between 1845 and 1848. It was officially adopted on 23 June 1972. As a landlocked nation, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg had little need for a national flag until the middle of the 19th century. Its heraldic banner, dating back to the early 13th century, was composed of horizontal stripes of white and blue with a rampant red lion. That banner, however, represented the dukes of Luxembourg and not the nation’s people. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Luxembourg, which had been part of the Holy Roman Empire, became a separate country under the protection of the Netherlands. The tricolour flag is almost identical to that of the Netherlands, except that it is longer and its blue stripe is a lighter shade.
- Benin - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 11 May, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Benin. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime. Beaches due to crime Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Benin: Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution […]
- Panama - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Monday, 7 May, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime. Parts of the Darién Region due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Panama: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment […]
- Lebanon Monday, 21 May, 2018Latest update: Summary - removal of information on elections on 6 MayGOV.UK
- Kosovo Monday, 21 May, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - The road between Kacanik and Hani i Elezit, the main road connecting Kosovo and Macedonia, has been closed due to landslides. Although there are alternative routes, including via Gabrica e Eperme/Glloboqica, there may be delaysGOV.UK
Work of Art
Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was a French artist of French-Italian parents and was born in Paris on December 11, 1854. He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter, of the early 1900s, accurately representing the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th-century art but for the actual history, which they document. The Paris Arc de Triomphe was painted in 1941. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.
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- How Southern Baptist Leaders Aided My Escape from Abuse Friday, 18 May, 2018Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever. A few weeks ago, Paige Patterson’s comments on domestic violence went public, setting off a Twitterstorm of condemnation and support. Thousands of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) women have since called for his resignation. For the many women who were willing […]Autumn Miles
Pray for Christians in Sudan
TEN KILLED IN ATTACK ON CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. Click on image for more information.