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- Psalm 16:8 Monday, 20 August, 2018“I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
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Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. Plato (427 BC - 347 BC).
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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 panorama, spanning 17 degrees near the southern boundary of the constellation Perseus. The skyscape begins with bluish stars of Perseus (left), but the eye is drawn to the 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 of the field of view.
- NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission Friday, 17 August, 2018NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.
- 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.
- Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery Efforts Thursday, 16 August, 2018The global dust storm on Mars could soon let in enough sunlight for the Opportunity rover to recharge.
- 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.
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.
- Teens today spend more time on digital media, less time reading Monday, 20 August, 2018One of every three teenagers has not read a book for pleasure in a year, study says.
- Education news roundup Friday, 17 August, 2018Growth mindset, neuroscience, Mr. Rogers and more in this week's new roundup.
Japanese Spider Crab
- 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 Pataxó are an indigenous people in Bahia, Brazil with a population of about 11,800 individuals. They once spoke the Pataxó language, but now speak Portuguese. They depend on their land for their survival but it is being stolen from them in the pursuit of profit. With the external factor of tourism pressure and the internal factor of the group to see themselves as an authentic people, the Pataxó reinvented their language, the Patxohã (it has a Portuguese grammatical structure and a Maxakali vocabulary). Body paintings they were not using at the beginning of the nineteenth century were reintroduced.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 17 August, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- 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.
- Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in India, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Laos Monday, 20 August, 2018Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Thailand, Viet Nam As of 19 August, flooding in India's Kerala state has caused 361 deaths and displaced 725,000 people. Cyclone Bebinca caused flooding in Viet Nam, Thailand, and Laos. INDIA As of 19 August, the worst […]
- ICRC concerned at gap between commitments and practice of Arms Trade Treaty Monday, 20 August, 2018Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: World Today's conflicts are fuelled by a steady supply of arms. The poor regulation and wide availability of conventional arms cause devastating and irreparable harm to the civilian population.Tokyo/Geneva – Speaking today at a meeting of parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Tokyo, Japan, Dr […]
National Flag of the Mauritius
The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands and Les Quatre Bandes, was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal bands of equal width, coloured (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence.n Blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. Yellow represents the new light of independence. Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the 12 months of the year.
- 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 […]
- Germany Monday, 20 August, 2018Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued with editorial amendmentsGOV.UK
- India Monday, 20 August, 2018Latest update: Summary - revised information on flooding in Kerala and Kodagu in Karnataka; if you're travelling to, or are already in the area, you’re advised to closely monitor travel advice, media reports and follow the advice from local authorities; if your current location lies within the worst affected area and you're in need of […]GOV.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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Pray for Christians in Pakistan
RADICALS BEAT UP GROUP OF BELIEVERS PROTECTING THEIR CHURCH PROPERTY. Click on image for more information.