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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RADICALS BEAT UP GROUP OF BELIEVERS PROTECTING THEIR CHURCH PROPERTY. Click on image for more information.