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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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Dark Slope Streaks Split on Mars.
Image Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA. What is creating these dark streaks on Mars? No one is sure. It could be dust avalanches, evaporating dry ice sledges, and liquid water flows. What is clear is that the streaks occur through the light surface dust and expose a deeper dark layer. Similar streaks have been photographed on Mars for years and are one of the few surface features that change their appearance seasonally. Particularly interesting here is that larger streaks split into smaller streaks further down the slope. The featured image was taken by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars-orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
- NASA Invites Media to Preview Briefing on Spacecraft that will “Touch” Sun Wednesday, 18 July, 2018Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a preview briefing on the agency’s Parker Solar Probe at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 20. The event will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website and Facebook Live.
- NASA Mars Mission Adds Southern California Dates Tuesday, 26 June, 2018Looking for summer fun? Southern California families have their choice of the beach, movies, museums -- and even NASA's next mission to Mars.
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.
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- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Tuesday, 17 July, 2018In a recurring feature, Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Jessica Pink
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 5.7M, Depth:55.37km) in Mexico 19/07/2018 13:31 UTC, 1560000 people within 100km. Thursday, 19 July, 2018On 7/19/2018 1:31:53 PM, an earthquake occurred in Mexico potentially affecting 1560000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.7M, Depth:55.37km.
- 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 […]
- Bangladesh Thursday, 19 July, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section (Political violence) - addition of information about incident on 17 July where 3 crude improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were thrown into a crowd in Rajshahi city, northwest of Dhaka, during a local political rally; media reports suggest 3 to 5 people were injured; you should be vigilant at all […]GOV.UK
- Macedonia Thursday, 19 July, 2018Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information for fans travelling to the FC Shkupi-Rangers match on 17 JulyGOV.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 Egypt
THIRD ATTACK AGAINST CHURCH. Click on image for more information.