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- Romans 1:20 Sunday, 22 April, 2018“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
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Clouds of Perseus.
Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Bob Caton, Al Howard, Eric Zbinden, Rogelio Bernal Andreo; Processing - Rogelio Bernal Andreo. Cosmic clouds of gas and dust drift across this magnificent panorama, spanning some 17 degrees near the southern boundary of the heroic constellation Perseus, with bluish stars of Perseus at the left and the striking red NGC 1499. Also known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is powered by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei immediately to the nebula's right. Farther along, intriguing young star cluster IC 348 and neighbouring Flying Ghost Nebula are right of centre. Connected by dark and dusty tendrils on the outskirts of a giant molecular cloud, another active star-forming region, NGC 1333, lies near the upper right edge.
- NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency Administrator Friday, 20 April, 2018Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
- NASA Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft Thursday, 19 April, 2018The first CubeSat mission to deep space will launch in May.
The Human Brain
Synesthesia is a condition where stimulation of one sense automatically evokes a perception of another sense. People with synesthesia might “taste” words, “smell” sounds, or see numbers as colours. While it’s not known exactly why this occurs, the prevailing theory is that these brains have hyper-connectivity between sensory areas in the brain.
- Psychologists can help in National Week of Conversation Friday, 20 April, 2018Week seeks to bridge divides in the country by fostering civil and respectful exchange of views.
- WCN's Solar Project Partners with the Sahara Conservation Fund to Save North African Ostrichs Thursday, 5 April, 2018WCN's Solar Project, dedicated to providing solar energy to conservation projects in the remotest corners of the world, has partnered with the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), an international non-profit organization dedicated to conserving wildlife in the Sahara desert—to save the North African ostrich.Pooja
The Maya people are a group of Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. They inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation to include the peoples of the region that share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage. One of the largest groups of modern Maya can be found in Mexico's Yucatán State and the neighbouring states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and in Belize.
- Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:10km) in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge 21/04/2018 19:44 UTC, No people within 100km. Saturday, 21 April, 2018On 4/21/2018 7:44:16 PM, an earthquake occurred in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:10km.
- Watch - Measles in the Philippines Wednesday, 11 April, 2018There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
National Flag of Libya
The flag of Libya was originally introduced in 1951, following the creation of the Kingdom of Libya. It consisted of a white star and crescent on a triband red-black-green design, with the central black band being twice the width of the outer bands. The design was based on the banner of the Senussi dynasty from Cyrenaica, which consisted of a black field and star and crescent design, and was later used as the flag of the region. The red was selected for the blood sacrificed for the freedom of Libya, black to remember the dark days that Libyans lived under the occupation of the Italians, and green to represent its primary wealth, agriculture, (Libya once being the 'breadbasket' of the Ottoman Empire) and the future prosperity of the country.
- Philippines – Level 2: Exercise increased caution Friday, 13 April, 2018Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and a measles outbreak. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil […]
- Cameroon – Level 2: Exercise increased caution Wednesday, 11 April, 2018Exercise increased caution in Cameroon due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Local police […]
- Nicaragua Sunday, 22 April, 2018Summary: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Nicaragua.GOV.UK
- Armenia Sunday, 22 April, 2018Summary: Protests, which started in Yerevan on 13 April, are continuing and have spread to many other parts of Armenia. Law enforcement agencies have begun to disperse protesters. Roads in Yerevan and other towns can be closed at short notice. You should avoid areas where demonstrations are occurring and carry a form of ID with […]GOV.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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