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- Romans 14:8 Wednesday, 15 August, 2018“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
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NGC 7380: The Wizard Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Rolf Geissinger. Located only 8,000 light years away, the Wizard nebula surrounds developing open star cluster NGC 7380. Visually, the interplay of stars, gas, and dust has created a shape that appears to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer. The active star forming region spans 100 about light years, making it appear larger than the angular extent of the Moon. The Wizard Nebula can be located towards the constellation of the King of Aethiopia (Cepheus). Although the nebula may last only a few million years, some of the stars being formed may outlive our Sun.
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology Monday, 30 July, 2018Transforming the inhospitable Martian environment into a place astronauts could explore without life support is not possible without technology well beyond today’s capabilities.
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.
- American youth face unequal health risk Wednesday, 15 August, 2018The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report reveals stark disparities among vulnerable groups.
- Claim your CE credits from the APA 2018 Convention Wednesday, 15 August, 2018The Office of Continuing Education in Psychology sponsored CE credit for selected sessions offered by divisions and APA governance groups.
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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.
- 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.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Wednesday, 8 August, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Rotary announces $96.5 million to end polio Wednesday, 15 August, 2018Source: Rotary Country: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, World To support eradication efforts in countries where polio remains endemic, Rotary is allocating the majority of the funds it announced today to Afghanistan ($22.9M), Pakistan ($21.7M), and Nigeria […]
- Piden declaratoria de emergencia para municipios hondureños afectados por sequía Wednesday, 15 August, 2018Source: Government of Honduras Country: Honduras Los miembros del Sistema Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos solicitan al gobierno que se atienda a unas 170,300 familias perjudicadas por los efectos de la canícula y el cambio climático. Nota de Prensa No. 040-2018 Solicitud: Sinager pide a Consejo de Ministros declaratoria de emergencia para municipios afectados por […]
National Flag of the Mauritania
The flag of Mauritania is a green field containing a gold star and crescent, with a red stripe at the top and bottom of the field. It was adopted on 1 April 1959. Green is used to symbolise Islam, and the gold is for the sands of the Sahara desert. The two red stripes, which represent the efforts and sacrifices of the Mauritanians, the price of their blood to defend their country.
- 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 […]
- Georgia Wednesday, 15 August, 2018Latest update: Entry requirements section - addition of information; we recommend you have a valid travel insurance policy as you may be asked to provide evidence of this by your airline at check-in or by the immigration authorities upon arrival in Georgia; you may face difficulties if you cannot provide evidence of valid travel insuranceGOV.UK
- Liberia Wednesday, 15 August, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel and Political situation) - removal of information on closure of Roberts International Airport for rehabilitation work; and removal of information on presidential and general elections; Entry requirements section - revised information on registration if you intend to live in LiberiaGOV.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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POLICE THWART SUICIDE ATTACK ON CHURCH. Click on image for more information.