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- John 3:17 Saturday, 26 May, 2018“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
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The Great Carina Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (Processing), Ryan Hannahoe (Acquisition)
Additional data from the ESO/Danish 1.5m telescope at La Silla, Chile (R.Gendler, J.-E.Ovaldsen, C.Thöne, C.Feron). A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. The field of view stretches nearly 100 light-years across the nebula and is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. Eta Carinae is the brightest star at the left, near the dusty Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324). While Eta Carinae itself maybe on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory.
- NASA Awards $43.5 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Research, Development Friday, 25 May, 2018NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $43.5 million in awards.
- InSight Steers Toward Mars Wednesday, 23 May, 2018The spacecraft has completed its first trajectory correction maneuver.
The Human Brain
The brain in your head isn’t your only brain. There’s a “second brain” in your intestines that contains 100 million neurons. Gut bacteria are responsible for making over 30 neurotransmitters including the “happy molecule” serotonin.
- Spotlight on 2018 American Psychological Foundation grants Friday, 25 May, 2018Learn about impactful grants in several crucial areas.
- 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 Cherokee Indians were one of the largest of five Native American tribes who settled in the American Southeast portion of the country. The tribe came from Iroquoian descent and had originally been from the Great Lakes region of the country, but eventually settled closer to the east coast. The Cherokee lived in cabins made of logs instead of the stereotypical teepee. They were a strong tribe with several smaller sections, all lead by chiefs. The tribe was highly religious and spiritual. When the American Revolution took place, the Cherokee Indians supported the British soldiers and even assisted them in battle by taking part in several attacks.
- Green alert for tropical cyclone ALBERTO-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Saturday, 26 May, 2018From 25/05/2018 to 26/05/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 102 km/h) ALBERTO-18 was active in Atlantic. The cyclone affects these countries: Mexico, Cuba, Belize, United States (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Tuesday, 22 May, 2018An outbreak of Ebola is occurring in the Bikoro area, Equateur province in the northwest corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have also been found in nearby Iboko and the large city of Mbandaka.
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 […]
- Brazil Friday, 25 May, 2018Summary: Lorry drivers have been on strike across Brazil since Monday 21 May. This is affecting fuel deliveries to petrol stations and many have closed in major cities. Some flights and intercity bus services are subject to disruption and cancellations. You should check with your airline or bus company before travelling.GOV.UK
- Chad Friday, 25 May, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - the number of reports of car-jackings on roads outside N'Djamena has increased, including during daylight hours; it is recommended that you use a police or military escort when driving outside the capital, and carry working communications equipmentGOV.UK
Work of Art
The self-portrait is an 1889 oil on canvas painting by the post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The picture was painted in September that year, shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. This self-portrait, which may have been his last, was one of about 40 van Gogh produced over a 10-year period. He would paint himself because he often lacked the money to pay for models. He took the painting with him to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he showed it to Dr Paul Gachet, who thought it was "absolutely fanatical." The Musée d'Orsay in Paris obtained the picture in 1986.
- a question mark over someone | somethingIf there's a question mark over someone, there's some doubt about their future or their ability to do something. If there's a question mark over something, there's some doubt about its quality or its authenticity.
- Al Mohler: The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention Thursday, 24 May, 2018Evangelicals, we can no longer say sexual misconduct is just a Roman Catholic problem. The last few weeks have been excruciating for the Southern Baptist Convention and for the larger evangelical movement. It is as if bombs are dropping and God alone knows how many will fall and where they will land. America’s largest evangelical […]Al Mohler
Pray for Christians in Pakistan
BLASPHEMY CHARGE AGAINST BELIEVER DROPPED AFTER 2 YEARS. Click on image for more information.