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- Matthew 1:20-21 Monday, 17 December, 2018“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are […]
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The Human Brain
There are 150,000 miles of blood vessels scattered throughout the brain. These blood vessels carry blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain.
- Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 14 December, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Vela Supernova Remnant.
Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Star Echoes). At the northwestern edge of the constellation Vela (the Sails), the four frame mosaic is over 10 degrees wide, centred on the glowing filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the supernova explosion that created the Vela remnant reached Earth about 11,000 years ago. In addition to the shocked filaments of glowing gas, the cosmic catastrophe also left behind an incredibly dense, rotating stellar core, the Vela Pulsar. Some 800 light-years distant, the Vela remnant is likely embedded in a larger and older supernova remnant, the Gum Nebula.
- NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch with US Partner Rocket Lab Monday, 17 December, 2018A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, following launch Sunday of Rocket Lab’s first mission for NASA under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contract.
- NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie Tuesday, 11 December, 2018Two new image mosaics detail the lander's deck and "workspace" — the surface where it will eventually set down its science instruments.
2018 Sky Guide This Week
December 18: The Moon passes 5° south of Uranus (image above), 4h UT (11 PM EST).
December 20: Jupiter passes 5° north of Antares, 2h UT (9 PM EST).
December 21: Mercury passes 6° north of Antares, 8h UT (3 AM EST).
December 21: Mercury passes 0.9° north of Jupiter, 15h UT (10 AM EST).
December 21: Summer Solstice occurs at 22h23m UT (5:23 PM EST).
December 22: Full Moon occurs at 17h49m UT (12:49 AM EST).
December 24: The Moon is at perigee (361,061 km from Earth), 9h49m UT (4:49 AM EST).
- El Niño: 5 questions answered Thursday, 13 December, 20185 things you need to know about El Niño.Olivia DeSmit
The Shuar are an indigenous people of Ecuador and Peru. They are members of the Jivaroan peoples, who are Amazonian tribes living at the headwaters of the Marañón River. The centre of Shuar life is an autonomous household consisting of a husband, his wives (usually two), unmarried sons, and daughters. Upon marriage, sons would leave their natal household, and sons-in-law would move in. Men hunted and wove clothes; women gardened.
- Angola - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Monday, 17 December, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Angola. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Angola: Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night. […]
National Flag of The Nigeria
The flag of Nigeria was officially hoisted on 1 October 1960. The flag has three vertical bands of green, white, green. The two green stripes represent Nigeria’s natural wealth, while the white band represents peace.
- Indonesia Friday, 14 December, 2018Latest update: Summary - addition of information about the availability of consular supportGOV.UK
Work of Art
Sunflowers (Tournesols) is the name of two series of still life paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The first series, executed in Paris in 1887, depicts the flowers lying on the ground, while the second set, executed a year later in Arles, shows a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase. In the artist's mind, both sets were linked by the name of his friend Paul Gauguin, who acquired two of the Paris versions. On March 30, 1987, Japanese insurance magnate, Yasuo Goto, paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 for van Gogh's Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers at auction at Christie's London. The painting currently resides at Seiji Togo Yasuda Memorial Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
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POLICE FOILED CHRISTMAS TERRORIST PLOT. Click on the image above for more information.