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- Isaiah 41:10 Thursday, 19 July, 2018“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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Merope's Reflection Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Orazi. Reflection nebulas reflect light from a nearby star where small carbon grains in the nebula reflect the light. The blue colour typical of reflection nebula is caused by blue light being more efficiently scattered by the carbon dust than red light. The brightness of the nebula is determined by the size and density of the reflecting grains, and by the colour and brightness of the neighbouring star(s). NGC 1435 surrounds Merope (23 Tau), one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades (M45). The Pleiades nebulosity is caused by a chance encounter between an open cluster of stars and a dusty molecular cloud.
- NASA Launches Channel for Roku Thursday, 19 July, 2018There’s a new way for people to learn about NASA’s exciting missions and thought-provoking discoveries: The agency now has a channel for Roku digital media streaming devices.
- 'Storm Chasers' on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets Thursday, 19 July, 2018Scientists with NASA's Mars orbiters have been waiting years for an event like the current Mars global dust storm.
The Human Brain
If you starve your brain for oxygen for five minutes, the brain may get damaged.
- APA convention sessions for practitioners Thursday, 19 July, 2018Plan your trip to convention with our list of recommended practice sessions.
The Sarcastic Fringehead
- Bird-watchers spot illegal hunting in China Thursday, 19 July, 2018When the spoon-billed sandpiper started to disappear, bird-watching groups in China decided they needed to do something about illegal hunting.Morgan Lynch
The Pataxó are an indigenous people with a population of about 11,800 individuals. They once spoke the Pataxó language, but now speak Portuguese. The Pataxó people live in several villages in the southern part of the state of Bahia and northern of the state of Minas Gerais. There is evidence that the village of Barra Velha has existed for nearly two and a half centuries since 1767. Tracing a history of contact with non-indigenous people that goes back to the sixteenth century and often forced to hide their customs, nowadays the Pataxó strive to enliven their language - the Patxohã - and rituals "of the ancient"
- Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6M, Depth:31.16km) in Papua New Guinea 19/07/2018 18:30 UTC, About 65000 people within 100km. Thursday, 19 July, 2018On 7/19/2018 6:30:33 PM, an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea potentially affecting About 65000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 6M, Depth:31.16km.
- Alert - Polio in Papua New Guinea Wednesday, 18 July, 2018There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio.
National Flag of the Malta
The flag of Malta is a basic bi-colour, with white in the hoist and red in the fly. A representation of the George Cross, awarded to Malta by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942, is carried, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe. It was first flown on 1 September 1964 with Malta's independence.
- Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Monday, 16 July, 2018Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel […]
- Iceland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 13 July, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Iceland: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
- Jamaica Thursday, 19 July, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - updated information on violent incidents, including sexual assault; you should maintain at least the same level of personal safety awareness as you would at home, including at popular eventsGOV.UK
- Spain Thursday, 19 July, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Balcony falls) - update to existing information about safety on balconiesGOV.UK
Work of Art
This flared Paris porcelain vase mounted on a gilt bronze stand (museum number 463-1844) is painted with a profusion of brightly-coloured flowers dramatically set off against a completely gilded background. It is most probably bought from the Escalier de Cristal retailer Lahoche, Boin & Cie at the 1844 French Industrial Exhibition. The acquisition of this vase actually pre-dated the building of the South Kensington Museum, which is where it is presently.
- put your foot in itIf you put your foot in it you say or do the wrong thing and usually make matters worse.
Pray for Christians in Nigeria
LEAH SHARIBU STILL HELD CAPTIVE FOR HER FAITH BY BOKO HARAM AFTER 120 DAYS. Click on image for more information.