Monday, 19 November, 2018

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.

China's Hidden Camps

China’s Hidden Camps

Hundreds of thousands of Uyghur Muslims in China’s far west have been forced into propaganda camps for patriotic “re-education,” according to rights groups. Now the practice has the backing of local law, thanks to an Oct. 9 revision. According to the new Article 33 of the Xinjiang region’s regulations against extremism (link in

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The Musca Constellation

The Musca Constellation

  Musca (Latin for “the fly”) is a small constellation in the deep southern sky. It was one of 12 constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria of 1603. It was also known as Apis (Latin for “the bee”) for 200 years. Musca remains below

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Illegal Ingredients In Your Supplements 

Illegal Ingredients In Your Supplements 

Consumers are taking dietary supplements with illegal—and potentially harmful—ingredients, a growing body of evidence shows. A new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine this week found experimental stimulants in dietary supplements both before and after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued public warnings about the stimulants. The stimulants aren’t approved

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A Local's Guide To Tokyo

A Local’s Guide To Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city centre. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo. Before 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in

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The World's Fastest Growing Economy Has World's Most Toxic Air

World’s Fastest Growing Economy Has World’s Most Toxic Air

Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth’s atmosphere. It may cause diseases, allergies and even death to humans; it may also cause harm to other living organisms such as animals and food crops and may damage the natural or built environment. Both human activity and

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The People Who Moved To Chernobyl

The People Who Moved To Chernobyl

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 25–26 April 1986 in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, in northern Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of Kiev. The event occurred during a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure,

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Nerine

Nerine

Nerine (Guernsey lily, Jersey lily, spider lily) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. They are bulbous perennials, some evergreen, associated with rocky and arid habitats. They bear spherical umbels of lily-like flowers in shades from white through pink to crimson. In the case of deciduous species, the flowers may appear on naked stems before the leaves

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The Monoceros Constellation

The Monoceros Constellation

Monoceros is a faint constellation on the celestial equator. Its name is Greek for a unicorn. Its definition is attributed to the 17th-century Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius. Monoceros is the 35th constellation in size, occupying an area of 482 square degrees. It is located in the second quadrant of the northern hemisphere and can be seen

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

An avoidant personality disorder is characterised by feelings of extreme social inhibition, inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection. The symptoms involve more than simply being shy or socially awkward. Avoidant personality disorder causes significant problems that affect the ability to interact with others and maintain relationships in day-to-day life. About 1%

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The Red Panda

The Red Panda

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but

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