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- Matthew 16:15-16 Sunday, 22 July, 2018““But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.””
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Inside the Eagle Nebula.
Credit: Far-infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium;
X-ray: ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/XMM-Newton-SOC/Boulanger. Hidden from Hubble's view at optical wavelengths, the massive stars have a profound effect, sculpting and transforming the natal gas and dust structures with their energetic winds and radiation. In fact, the massive stars are short-lived and astronomers have found evidence in the image data pointing to the remnant of a supernova explosion with an apparent age of 6,000 years. If true, the expanding shock waves would have destroyed the visible structures, including the famous pillars. But because the Eagle Nebula is some 6,500 light-years distant, their destruction won't be witnessed for hundreds of years.
- NASA Brings Latest Aerospace Technologies to AirVenture 2018 Friday, 20 July, 2018Visitors to AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 can get a close look at the latest in NASA aerospace technology during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual airshow Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- 'Storm Chasers' on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets Thursday, 19 July, 2018Scientists with NASA's Mars orbiters have been waiting years for an event like the current Mars global dust storm.
The Human Brain
If you starve your brain for oxygen for five minutes, the brain may get damaged.
- Psychologist explores what dogs can teach us about our own evolutionary past Friday, 20 July, 2018A conversation with of the head of the Duke Canine Cognition Center.
The Sarcastic Fringehead
- Bird-watchers spot illegal hunting in China Thursday, 19 July, 2018When the spoon-billed sandpiper started to disappear, bird-watching groups in China decided they needed to do something about illegal hunting.Morgan Lynch
The Rikbaktsa are an indigenous ethnic group from the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Their traditional territory spanned 50,000 km² of Juruena River basin, stretching from the Papagaio River in the south to the Augusto Falls on the upper Tapajós River in the north. Their territory was bounded on the west by the Aripuanã River and on the east by the Arinos River, near the Peixes River.
- Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:52km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of 22/07/2018 10:07 UTC, 2870000 people within 100km. Sunday, 22 July, 2018On 7/22/2018 10:07:31 AM, an earthquake occurred in Iran, Islamic Republic of potentially affecting 2870000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:52km.
- Alert - Polio in Papua New Guinea Wednesday, 18 July, 2018There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio.
National Flag of the Malta
The flag of Malta is a basic bi-colour, with white in the hoist and red in the fly. A representation of the George Cross, awarded to Malta by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942, is carried, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe. It was first flown on 1 September 1964 with Malta's independence.
- Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Monday, 16 July, 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 U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel […]
- Iceland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 13 July, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Iceland: 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 […]
- Italy Friday, 20 July, 2018Latest update: Summary - strikes are planned across Italy involving the transport sector on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July; long-distance high speed trains and Fiumicino airport express services are expected to operate as normal, but some other train services and flights may be subject to disruption and cancellations; if you’re travelling over the weekend, […]GOV.UK
- Pakistan Friday, 20 July, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - updated information on terrorist attacks in recent weeks that have targeted political rallies ahead of elections on 25 July; you should avoid demonstrations, large crowds of people and public eventsGOV.UK
Work of Art
This flared Paris porcelain vase mounted on a gilt bronze stand (museum number 463-1844) is painted with a profusion of brightly-coloured flowers dramatically set off against a completely gilded background. It is most probably bought from the Escalier de Cristal retailer Lahoche, Boin & Cie at the 1844 French Industrial Exhibition. The acquisition of this vase actually pre-dated the building of the South Kensington Museum, which is where it is presently.
- more often than notIf something happens more often than not, it happens quite often, but not all the time.
Pray for Christians in Egypt
EGYPT'S ISLAMISED HIPPOCRATIC OATH. Click on image for more information.