Friday, 18 January, 2019

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

The Perseus Constellation

The Perseus Constellation

Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, being named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus. It is one of the 48 listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and among the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. It is located near several other constellations named after ancient Greek legends surrounding Perseus, including Andromeda to the west and Cassiopeia to the north. Perseus

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Columbine

Columbine

Aquilegia (common names: granny’s bonnet or Columbine) is a genus of about 60–70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers. The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (Aquila), because of the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle’s

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The Pegasus Constellation

The Pegasus Constellation

Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy and is one of the 88 constellations recognised today. Covering 1121 square degrees, Pegasus is the seventh-largest of the 88 constellations. Pegasus is bordered by Andromeda

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Working With People Who Aren't Self-Aware

Working With People Who Aren’t Self-Aware

Even though self-awareness— knowing who we are and how we’re seen — is important for job performance,  career success, and leadership effectiveness, it’s in remarkably short supply in today’s workplace. In our nearly five-year research programme on the subject, we’ve discovered that although 95% of people think they’re self-aware, only 10 to

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Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Scientists in Cambridge have completed the world’s largest gene sequencing project in healthcare – which brings the hope of better understanding of diseases and faster diagnosis. People with rare diseases, their family members and cancer patients took part. Genomics England described the project as “transformational in what it  means to society and

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Tardigrade

Tardigrade

Tardigrades, also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets are a phylum of water-dwelling,eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. They were first described by the German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773, who gave them the name of “little water bears.” The name Tardigrada (meaning”slow steppers”) was given three years later by the Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani. They

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