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- Romans 5:3-4 Sunday, 23 September, 2018“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
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Cocoon Nebula Deep Field.
Image Credit & Copyright: Marcel Drechsler (Baerenstein Obs). Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars, and punctuated by a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds to its left. Catalogued as IC 5146, the nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 3,300 light years away toward the northern constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). Like other star-forming regions, it stands out in red glowing hydrogen gas excited by young hot stars, and blue dust-reflected starlight at the edge of a nearly invisible molecular cloud. The bright star near the centre of this nebula is only a few hundred thousand years old, powering the nebular glow as it slowly clears out a cavity in the molecular cloud's star-forming dust and gas.
- Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Friday, 21 September, 2018Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.
- NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks Thursday, 20 September, 2018Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.
- NASA Seeking Partner in Contest to Name Next Mars Rover Friday, 21 September, 2018NASA has a class assignment for corporations, nonprofits and educational organizations involved in science and space exploration: partner with the agency to inspire future engineers and scientists by sponsoring a contest to name the next rover to venture to the Red Planet.
- NASA’s MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars Friday, 21 September, 2018NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in Mars orbit with a selfie.
The Human Brain
Insulin while regulating blood sugar in the human body is also responsible for better memory.
- 3 ways to be a more sustainable coffee drinker Wednesday, 19 September, 20183 ways you can help ensure the future of coffee.Bambi Semroc
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Monday, 17 September, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia DeSmit
The Kachin people are a confederation of ethnic groups who inhabit the Kachin Hills in northern Burma's Kachin State and neighbouring Yunnan Province, China, and Arunachal Pradesh, India. About one million Kachin peoples live in the region. The term Kachin people is often used interchangeably with the main subset, called the Jingpo people in China. The Jingpho language common to many of the Kachin has a variety of dialects and is written with a Latin-based script created in the late nineteenth century.
- Watch - Leptospirosis in Israel Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of leptospirosis in northern Israel (Golan Heights). Travelers at highest risk are those exposed to contaminated fresh water like lakes and rivers in the affected area, such as through swimming, wading, kayaking, or rafting.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases collapsing municipal healthcare system in Dominican Republic Saturday, 22 September, 2018Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Dominican Republic Since the outbreak in July, four confirmed cases of cholera and 91 suspected cases have been identified in residents of Los Pinos del Edén, Ángel Feliz, urban area of La Descubierta and Los Bolos. A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster During […]
- Yemen: "We are losing the fight against famine" - UN Humanitarian Chief Friday, 21 September, 2018Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen "The position has deteriorated in an alarming way in recent weeks. We may now be approaching a tipping point, beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life" Mark Lowcock told UN Security Council. New York, 21 September 2018 As delivered […]
National Flag of Mongolia
The flag of Mongolia is a vertical tricolour with two reds at insides and a blue in the middle, with the Soyombo symbol defacing the left red stripe. The blue stripe is described as the eternal blue sky and the red stripes symbolise thriving forever. The Soyombo symbol is a geometric abstraction that represents fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and a round shape as dualist aspect. The current flag was adopted on February 12, 1992, after the transition of Mongolia to a liberal democracy.
- Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Thursday, 20 September, 2018Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gracias a Dios Department due to crime. Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police […]
- Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical assault, […]
- Ethiopia Friday, 21 September, 2018Latest update: Summary - revised information; there have been protests in various areas around Addis Ababa, with large crowds gathering; the situation is currently calm but tense and may continue for some time; you should check local media and British Embassy social media for updatesGOV.UK
- Ukraine Friday, 21 September, 2018Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full with editorial amendments to the Safety and security section (Eastern Ukraine)GOV.UK
Work of Art
The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants in c. 447 to 438 BC; originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. From 1801 to 1812, agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, and transported them to Britain. The half not removed is now displayed in the Acropolis Museum. In Britain, the acquisition of the collection was not supported by some, and the Earl's actions was likened to vandalism. Following a public debate in Parliament and its subsequent exoneration of Elgin, he sold the Marbles to the British government in 1816. They were then passed to the British Museum, where they are now on display in the purpose-built Duveen Gallery.
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