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- Ephesians 6:4 Monday, 18 June, 2018“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
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NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains.
Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA. The energetic light and winds from the massive newly formed stars are evaporating and dispersing the dark stellar nurseries in which they formed. The structures of NGC 2174 are actually much thinner than air and only appear as mountains due to relatively small amounts of opaque interstellar dust. A lesser-known sight in the nebula-rich constellation Orion, NGC 2174 can be found near the head of the celestial hunter. About 6,400 light-years distant, the entire glowing cosmic cloud covers an area larger than the full Moon and surrounds loose open clusters of young stars. The image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a dense interior region which spans only about three light years while adopting a colour map that portrays otherwise red hydrogen emission in green hues and emphasizes sulfur emission in red and oxygen in blue. Within a few million years, the stars will likely win out completely and the entire dust mountain will be dispersed.
- NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3 Monday, 18 June, 2018The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:
- NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science Wednesday, 13 June, 2018One of the most intense Martian dust storms ever observed is being studied by a record number of NASA spacecraft.
The Human Brain
The human brain is the fattiest organ in the body. It contains 60% fat out of its total weight of 3 pounds.
- Marginalization compromises health of racial, ethnic, sexual minority men Monday, 18 June, 2018APA working group recommends research, improved public policy in response to report finding racial, ethnic and sexual minority men among unhealthiest people in America.
- A Message from the Top of the World Monday, 18 June, 2018The snow crunched under his boots with each step as Yun pushed towards the summit ridge. Around him the Himalayas stretched out in jagged white peaks and valleys. At nearly 30,000 feet—the cruising altitude of a commercial airliner—he was high enough to see wisps of clouds drifting below him. It was 8am on May 18th, […]Pooja
The Blackfoot Indians were a nation of American Indians with four distinctive tribes, one in Montana and the other in Alberta, Canada. Fierce buffalo hunters, this nomadic tribe followed their food source. With no experience in pottery, crafts or agriculture, they relied on the land. While natural food sources and small subsidized, the buffalo were their main source of food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons. Today the surviving heirs still live on much of the Montana land they had long ago.
- Green alert for tropical cyclone CARLOTTA-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Monday, 18 June, 2018From 14/06/2018 to 18/06/2018, a Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 102 km/h) CARLOTTA-18 was active in EastPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: Mexico (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 8 June, 2018An outbreak of Ebola is occurring in the Bikoro area, Equateur province in the northwest corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have also been found in nearby Iboko and the large city of Mbandaka.
National Flag of Malawi
The flag of Malawi was officially adopted on 6 July 1964 when the colony of Nyasaland became independent from British rule and renamed itself Malawi. The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa. The black represents the indigenous people of the continent, the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature.
- Nicaragua - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Friday, 8 June, 2018Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government personnel. Rallies and demonstrations are widespread and occur daily with little notice. In many instances the government responds using tear […]
- Ethiopia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Thursday, 7 June, 2018Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Somali Regional State due to potential for civil unrest, terrorism, and landmines. Reconsider travel to: The East Hararge region of Oromia state due to civil unrest. The Danakil Depression region […]
- Egypt Monday, 18 June, 2018Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - addition of information on e-visas available through the Visa2Egypt website; although it's still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it's better to get one before you travel; Summary section - revisions to information on carrying large electronic devices in the cabin on Egypt-UK flightsGOV.UK
- Belgium Monday, 18 June, 2018Latest update: Terrorism section - editorial amendments to factual information on terrorist attacksGOV.UK
Work of Art
The self-portrait is an 1889 oil on canvas painting by the post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The picture was painted in September that year, shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. This self-portrait, which may have been his last, was one of about 40 van Gogh produced over a 10-year period. He would paint himself because he often lacked the money to pay for models. He took the painting with him to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he showed it to Dr Paul Gachet, who thought it was "absolutely fanatical." The Musée d'Orsay in Paris obtained the picture in 1986.
- a new lease on lifeIf someone has a new lease on life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
- The Family Feud that Changed the Shape of Christian Higher Education Thursday, 17 May, 2018What makes a college “evangelical” or “fundamentalist?” The dividing lines weren’t always so clear. Let’s say you attended Wheaton College, Gordon College, or Biola University. Or perhaps you’re an outsider who just thinks highly of those schools. If so, you might be turned off by a book that groups them together under the label “Fundamentalist […]Barry Hankins
Pray for Christians in Eritrea
PASTOR RELEASED AFTER TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Click on image for more information.