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- 1 John 5:12 Sunday, 19 August, 2018“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
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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.
- NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission Friday, 17 August, 2018NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.
- NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building Monday, 13 August, 2018NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
- Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery Efforts Thursday, 16 August, 2018The global dust storm on Mars could soon let in enough sunlight for the Opportunity rover to recharge.
- Meet the People Behind NASA's InSight Mars Lander Thursday, 2 August, 2018A series of NASA videos highlight scientists and engineers leading the next mission to Mars.
The Human Brain
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.
- Education news roundup Friday, 17 August, 2018Growth mindset, neuroscience, Mr. Rogers and more in this week's new roundup.
- Travel to Cuba with APA, applications due Aug. 30 Thursday, 16 August, 2018The International Learning Partner Program is open to psychologists and graduates students of psychology who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in the Caribbean.
Japanese Spider Crab
- Why you should be watching California in September Wednesday, 15 August, 2018At the Global Climate Action Summit in California, non-state actors will work to make the commitments necessary to avert the worst effects of climate change.Shyla Raghav
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world, World Elephant Day edition Tuesday, 14 August, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about in honor of World Elephant Day.Jessica Pink
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.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 17 August, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Alert - Polio in Papua New Guinea Monday, 13 August, 2018There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio.
- Voices of communities from Myanmar’s ceasefire areas from 2017 - 2018 Sunday, 19 August, 2018Source: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Country: Myanmar Throughout Myanmar, there are calls for a peace process that not only stops the fighting and ends the violence, but also addresses longstanding issues that affect all communities. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF FINDINGS For over six decades Myanmar has endured violent conflict between the […]
- Severe drought threatening food security in Central America Friday, 17 August, 2018Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua The drought could lead to further internal immigration in the Americas, as climatic factors have impelled people to emigrate from the Northern Triangle’s Dry Corridor to the USA and elsewhere. The Situation A severe drought is affecting Central America’s […]
National Flag of the Mauritius
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.
- Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel Monday, 13 August, 2018Do not travel to Mali due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in the regions of northern and central Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions. Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace […]
- Bolivia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Thursday, 9 August, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Bolivia. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bolivia: 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 […]
- Uganda Sunday, 19 August, 2018Latest update: Summary - Safety and security section (Political section) - the arrest of a number of opposition Members of Parliament following violence around the Arua by-election on the 15 August 2018 has led to heightened political tension. There is an increased likelihood of protests, which may turn violent, across Uganda.GOV.UK
- Laos Sunday, 19 August, 2018Summary - Red flood warnings have been issued for the period 20 August to 24 August, covering Vientiane, Nongkhai (opposite bank to Vientiane), Nakon Phanom, Khong Chiam and the Pakse area. With water levels continuing to rise rapidly, please monitor and follow the advice of local authorities and local weather forecasts.GOV.UK
Work of Art
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.
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Pray for Christians in Pakistan
RADICALS BEAT UP GROUP OF BELIEVERS PROTECTING THEIR CHURCH PROPERTY. Click on image for more information.