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Sunday, August 30, 2015

GRAVITATIONAL BOND OF CLUSTER STARS


"Can you direct the movement of the stars--binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion?(Job 38:31)

How the Bible know this information 

The Cords of Orion is a gravitational bond 

Some of the stars in the universe are part of multiple star systems known as star clusters. Most appear to be part of a binary system where two stars orbit a common center of gravity. A few are even part of a triple star system. But some stars are also part of a larger group. They can be found together in associations known as star clusters. Star clusters are groupings of stars held together by a common gravitational bond. They vary greatly in size and shape as well as the number of stars. They also vary in age from just thousands of years to billions of years old. Gravity is the force that binds these cosmic swarms together. Star clusters are among the most spectacular objects in the sky. Many of these clusters can be seen with the naked eye on a dark night. Astronomers have divided star clusters into two main types according to their shape and number of stars. The can all be classified as either open clusters or globular clusters.

Stars clusters loose the cords because many them are die before reaching old age .

It was written in the stars all along, but we’ve just found out: a whopping 70% of stars in a widely-studied cluster die before reaching old age which, for stars, is the most productive stage of their lives.

Monday, August 24, 2015

RAINING OF MANNA AND QUAIL




He gave them Quail the night before He rained down Manna for the first time. 

Exodus. 16. 11-16 
The LORD said to Moses, 

"I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.' " 

That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 

When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 

When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. 
Moses said to them, "It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat. 

This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Each one is to gather as much as he needs. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.' " 

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The second time was when after awhile they got tired of eating Manna and started complaining again. 

Numbers 11.4-6,31-34 
The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, "If only we had meat to eat! 

We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 

But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!" 

Now a wind went out from the LORD and drove quail in from the sea. It brought them down all around the camp to about three feet above the ground, as far as a day's walk in any direction. 

All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 

But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 

Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food. 

Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals "rain" from the sky. Such occurrences have been reported in many countries throughout history. One hypothesis offered to explain this phenomenon is that tornadic waterspoutssometimes pick up creatures such as fish or frogs, and carry them for up to several miles. However, this primary aspect of the phenomenon (pick up) has never been witnessed by scientists.

Rain of flightless creatures and objects has been reported throughout history. In the first century AD, Roman naturalist Pliny The Elder documented storms of frogs and fish. In 1794, French soldiers witnessed toads fall from the sky during heavy rain at Lalain, near the French city ofLille. In 1857, people from Lake County in California reported fall of sugar crystals from the sky.Rural habitants in Yoro, Honduras, claim 'fish rain' happens there every summer, a phenomenon they call Lluvia de Peces.In March 2010, spangled perch fell out of the sky over a remote desert town in the Australian outback.

Explanationsg 
Tornadoes may lift up animals into the air and deposit them miles away.

French physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775 – 1836) was among the first scientists to take seriously accounts of raining animals. Speaking in front of the Society of Natural Sciences, Ampère suggested that at times frogs and toads roam the countryside in large numbers, and that the action of violent winds can pick them up and carry them great distances. Sometimes the animals survive the fall, suggesting the animals are dropped shortly after extraction. Several witnesses of raining frogs describe the animals as startled, though healthy, and exhibiting relatively normal behavior shortly after the event. In some incidents, the animals are frozen to death or even completely encased in ice. There are examples where the product of the rain is not intact animals, but shredded body parts. Some cases occur just after storms having strong winds, especially during tornadoes.However, there have been many unconfirmed cases in which rainfalls of animals have occurred in fair weather and in the absence of strong winds or waterspouts.

Given that waterspouts do not actually lift anything (the water droplets visible in the column are merely condensation), it lacks plausibility to suggest that they are capable of lifting fish from below the surface of the water and high into the sky.

A better accepted scientific explanation involves tornadic waterspouts: a tornado that forms over land and travels over the water. Under this hypothesis, a tornadic waterspout transports animals to relatively high altitudes, carrying them over large distances. This hypothesis appears supported by the type of animals in these rains: small and light, usually aquatic,and by the suggestion that the rain of animals is often preceded by a storm. However, the theory does not account for how all the animals involved in each individual incident would be from only one species, and not a group of similarly-sized animals from a single area.
Doppler Image from Texas showing the collision of a thunderstorm with a group of bats in flight. The color red indicates the animals flying into the storm.

In the case of birds, storms may overcome a flock in flight, especially in times of migration. The image to the right shows an example wherein a group of bats is overtaken by a thunderstorm. In the image, the bats are in the red zone, which corresponds to winds moving away from the radar station, and enter into a mesocyclone associated with a tornado (in green). These events may occur easily with birds, which can get killed in flight, or stunned and then fall (unlike flightless creatures, which first have to be lifted into the air by an outside force). Sometimes this happens in large groups, for instance, theblackbirds falling from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas, United States on December 31, 2010. It is common for birds to become disoriented (for example, because of bad weather or fireworks) and collide with objects such as trees or buildings, killing them or stunning them into falling to their death. The number of blackbirds killed in Beebe is not spectacular considering the size of their congregations, which can be in the millions. The event in Beebe, however, captured the imagination and led to more reports in the media of birds falling from the sky across the globe, such as in Sweden and Italy, though many scientists claim such mass deaths are common occurrences but usually go unnoticed. In contrast, it is harder to find a plausible explanation for rains of terrestrial animals.

At times scientists have easily dismissed extraordinary claims of raining fish. For example, in the case of a reported rain of fish in Singapore in 1861, French naturalist Francis de Laporte de Castelnau explained that the supposed rain took place during a migration of walking catfish, which are capable of dragging themselves over the land from one puddle to another. Thus, he argued that the appearance of fish on the ground immediately after a rain was easily explained, as these animals usually move over soft ground or after a rain.

SEVEN WINDOWS IN SPACE


The View From The Largest Window In Space

[2 Kings 7:19]
And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven,.."

Cupola is a module of the ISS attached to the Tranquility node and consists of a cluster of seven windows in a dome shape. Built by ESA and launched on 8 February 2010, its overall diameter is 2.95 m and its height is 1.5 m. Its central window measures 80 cm across. Cupola faces towards Earth and its windows, made from fused silica and borosilicate glass, provide the crew with excellent visibility for external ISS activities, such as the operation of the main robotic arm, Canadarm2.

More than 230 miles above Earth, aboard the International Space Station, is a seven-window observatory module called the Cupola. It's a relatively new addition to the ISS, which made its debut just three years ago, and it happens to be the largest window in space.

That's where Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano spends time taking photos of Earth.


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He wasn't always a photographer, he explains via email (which, I was surprised to learn, is synced up to the space station about four times a day).

"I would rather look with my own eyes ... than look through a lens."


Parmitano soaring through space as Superman on Halloween.ESA/NASA

But, he says, "being here on the ISS is such a privilege. I feel compelled to share what I see and feel."

Parmitano is a flight engineer aboard the space station. He has been sharing his photos directly through social media since May, when he first docked at the station with two other crew members: NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.

From the cupola, Parmitano photographs the abstract patterns of the planet below: remnants of a meteor impact crater in Africa; threads of wild green rivers in the Andes; and calculated intersections of a North American city. "Like synapses," the caption reads on a photograph of Central Europe at night.

Of all the things he's photographed, Parmitano says the most surprising thing he's seen is a rare weather phenomenon called noctilucent clouds.

"They look incredibly ethereal and fragile," he writes. "Pictures only convey a dim view of their beauty."

And if you've ever wondered what routine space station maintenance looks like, or what it's like to eat dinner in zero gravity, he also shares images of everyday life at the space station.

The European Space Agency curates a Flickr stream of these visual dispatches. It flows like a photo journal.

Parmitano says his goal in photographing is twofold: He wants viewers to get a better idea of what the space program does. The other is a bit loftier:

"I wish that through these pictures people could realize our planet is unique in its beauty and fragility," he writes, "that it is our only home, and it is for us to keep healthy, preserve and share — not only with other humans, but with all the innumerable species that inhabit it."



SALT AND SOIL


SALT DAMAGE TO PLANTS

Contact: Dr. Leonard Perry, Extensio
n Professor 
University of Vermont

Luke 14:34-35 
“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Most people are only too aware of the 
damage and corrosive effects of salt on automobiles. On heavily traveled highways from 40 to 80 tons of salt per lane mile per year may be applied. Landowners along these roads also are aware of the damage to plants that such salt can cause.

Deicing salt is usually refined rock salt consisting of about 98.5 percent sodium chloride, 1.2 percent calcium sulfate, 0.1 percent magnesium chloride, and 0.2 percent rock. Calcium chloride is reported to be less toxic to plants but is seldom used because it is much more expensive than rock salt and more difficult to handle.

When sprayed onto plants from passing cars and plows, salt may enter plant cells or the spaces between the cells directly. One result of this "salt application" is that buds and small twigs of some plant species lose cold hardiness and are more likely to be killed by freezing.

Salt accumulation in the soil also may cause plant injury. This frequently occurs when salt-laden snow is plowed off streets and sidewalks onto adjacent lawns.

Anyone who has tried to get table salt out of a wet shaker knows how readily salt absorbs water. Rock salt exhibits the same property in the soil and absorbs much of the water that would normally be available to roots. Thus, even though soil moisture is plentiful, high amounts of salt can result in a drought-like environment for plants.

When salt dissolves in water, sodium and chloride ions separate and may then harm the plants. Chloride ions are readily absorbed by the roots, transported to the leaves, and accumulate there to toxic levels. It is these toxic levels that cause the characteristic marginal leaf scorch.

Measures to prevent or lessen injury from salt include using calcium chloride, where feasible, or using sand or cinders. Late season applications (after March 1) are most detrimental and should be avoided if possible since this is the time plants are coming out of dormancy and are most susceptible to injury.

The salts are harmful when they reach a concentration too high for the optimum of plant growth and yield. It is important to know what this means, since a plant which is not growing at its optimum often has no visible symptoms other than it is growing and producing less than it should. Excess concentrations of salts dissolved in soil water are harmful to the plant in two ways. One way is by osmotic influences and the other by specific ion toxicities. We all learned in high school the process of osmosis, where a solvent (in this case water) flows through a semi-permeable membrane into an area of higher solute concentration. Since the cells in plant roots generally have a higher concentration of solutes (solutes being the sugars and organic compounds that the cells carry) than the surrounding soil water, water flows through the semi-permeable cell walls and into the root cells, and the plant takes up water. However, as the salt concentration soil rises, this difference is reduced, and water does flow not as freely into the cells. The plant can compensate by synthesizing organic compounds such as sugars and organic acids, or accumulating salts to raise the concentration between inside and outside. This costs energy, with the result being a plant which is growing and producing at less than the optimum because of this diversion of resources. Another way salts in the soil water can affect the growth of plants is by specific ion toxicities. Ions are atoms or groups of atoms with a net positive or negative charge. Ions of soil minerals which make up salts, such as chlorine, boron, and sodium, are absorbed by the plant roots and accumulate in the plant stem and leaves over time. These accumulated ions can become toxic to plants, and ions such as boron can be toxic to plants even at low concentrations. Symptoms of ion toxicity can vary by crop tolerance and stage of growth, but oftentimes ion toxicity will manifest itself as “leaf burning” at the leaf edges, especially on the older leaves.

SCIENCE ABOUT HONEY




Honey is one of the well known and health promoting nutritional supplement which is also used for treatment of some health problems as well for preparation of natural medicines. But in certain cases, excessive intake of honey can give rise to various side effects.

Honey is a sweet liquid produced by honey bees using nectar from flowers through a process of regurgitation and evaporation.

This MNT Knowledge Center article includes a brief history of honey in traditional medicine and explains some of its potential health benefits.

The possible health benefits of consuming honey have been documented in early Greek, Roman, Vedic, and Islamic texts and the healing qualities of honey were referred to by philosophers and scientists all the way back to ancient times, such as Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) and Aristoxenus (320 BC).

Honey has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, which gives it its sweet taste - minerals and water make up the rest of its composition.

Honey also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. In modern science, we have managed to find useful applications of honey in chronic wound management.

However, it should be noted that many of honey's health claims still require further rigorous scientific studies to confirm them.
The possible health benefits of honey
Honey has been consumed for thousands of years for its supposed health benefits.

Modern science is finding that many of the historical claims that honey can be used in medicine may indeed be true. In the Bible (Old Testament), King Solomon said, "My son, eat thou honey, for it is good", and there are a number of reasons why it may be good.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

1) Acid reflux

Professor Mahantayya V Math, from MGM Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, India, explained in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) that, as it is 125.9 more viscous than distilled water at 37 celsius (body temperature), honey may be helpful in preventing GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux).3

2) Infantile gastroenteritis

E. Haffejee and A. Moosa reported in the BMJ on a clinical study in which they used honey in oral rehydration solution in children and infants with gastroenteritis. Their aim was twofold:
Determine whether honey might affect the duration of acute diarrhea
Evaluate honey as a glucose substitute in oral rehydration

They found that honey shortens the duration of bacterial diarrhea in infants and young children.4 They added that honey does not prolong non-bacterial diarrhea duration, and "may safely be used as a substitute for glucose in oral rehydration solution containing electrolytes."

3) Healing wounds and burns

There have been some cases in which people have reported positive effects of using honey in treating wounds.

There have been some cases in which people have reported positive effects of using honey in treating wounds. Hurlburt, a borderline diabetic, with recurring cellulitis and staph infections tried taking antibiotics for months. However, they failed to alleviate the symptoms. Hulburt's physician, Jennifer Eddy of UW Health's Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic, suggested that she should try topically applying honey. Soon after applying the honey, she began to feel better.

Hulburt said that she remembered thinking "holy mackerel-what a difference. It's a lot better than having to put oral antibiotics into your system."

A review published in The Cochrane Library indicated that honey may be able to help heal burns, the lead author of the study said that "topical honey is cheaper than other interventions, notably oral antibiotics, which are often used and may have other deleterious side effects."

However, it should be stressed that there is a lack of evidence to fully support this claim. In fact, a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases concluded that applying medical grade honey to wounds of patientshas no advantage over normal antibiotic among patients undergoing dialysis.

4) Honey for treating allergies

There is some research to suggest that honey may be useful in minimizing seasonal allergies. The Guardianreported that honey even 'beats cough medicine' at alleviating and reducing the frequency of cough.

One placebo-controlled study which included 36 people with ocular allergies, found that participants responded better to treatment with honey compared to placebo. However, a third of them reported that eating a tablespoon of honey every day was hard to tolerate due to its overly sweet taste.

5) Fighting infections

In 2010, scientists from the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam reported in FASEB Journal thathoney's ability to kill bacteria lies in a protein called defensin-1. 5

A study published in the journal Microbiology revealed that Manuka honey is effective at treating chronic wound infections and may even prevent them from developing in the first place.

Dr. Rowena Jenkins and colleagues, from the University of Wales Institute, reported that Manuka honey kills bacteria by destroying key bacterial proteins.

Some studies have revealed that a certain type of honey, called "Manuka honey," may even be effective for the treatment of MRSA infections.

Dr Jenkins concluded:

"Manuka and other honeys have been known to have wound healing and anti-bacterial properties for some time. But the way in which they act is still not known. If we can discover exactly how Manuka honey inhibits MRSA it could be used more frequently as a first-line treatment for infections with bacteria that are resistant to many currently available antibiotics."

Manuka honey may even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate, UK.

A study published in the journal Pediatrics, which compared honey to placebo in helping children with cough during night time, found that honey was superior. The researchers concluded "Parents rated the honey products higher than the silan date extract for symptomatic relief of their children's nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty due to URI (upper respiratory infection). Honey may be a preferable treatment for cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood URI."

Natural honey better at killing bacteria than artificial honey - Kendall Powell wrote in the journal Nature that "natural honey kills bacteria three times more effectively" than an artificial honey solution of the same thickness and sugar concentration.

Honey's other possible uses in medicine

New research is always finding new possible uses of honey in treating certain conditions and diseases. One study found that Manuka honey may prevent radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients.

Here Is The List of Main Side Effects Occurred Due To Excess Consumption of Honey:
Stomach Cramping and Constipation

The maximum limit for honey intake is ten tablespoon per day. If this limit exceeds, the consumer can suffer from diarrhea, stomach cramping, constipation and bloating.

Proverbs 25:16
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.


Increased Level of Sugar in Blood

Honey is all sugar without any fiber content; so the consumer while eating honey gets nothing but sugar. This sugar is absorbed by blood rapidly and leads to an insulin spike. Sugar with fiber is not absorbed that much by the blood but as honey does not have any fiber, it directly increases the sugar level in blood.


Malfunctioning of Gastrointestinal Tract

Over consumption of honey on regular basis always results imparting negative effects on gastro-intestinal tract. Actually absorption of nutrients become a permanent problem this way and being slightly acidic, honey can lead to malfunctioning of gastrointestinal tract.

Allergy and Weight Gain

The main component of honey is fructose; thus eating honey so much can lead to unwanted weight gain, pancreatic cancer, acne, diabetes and allergies. Moreover, excess intake of honey can result in erode of tooth enamel. Due to extra sugar content in honey, the chances of obesity become higher. People having allergy to pollen, celery and other allergies related to bee activities should not use honey.


Promote Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is an abnormal health condition which can occur in anyone. Moreover, many people are there to suffer this problem nowadays. Although, there are many causes to give rise to low blood pressure but honey is also an important reason for lowering the blood pressure.

Increasing Risk of Bleeding

When one is suffering from the condition of internal bleeding or external one, it should avoid consumption of honey.

Decrease in Teeth’s Health

This is also important describe here that excessive intake of honey leads towards decreased health of teeth. You can experience erode of tooth enamel and unattractive look of honey. Sometimes, honey can be the reason to formation of dental cavities as acid present in it attracts acidophilic bacteria.


So, you might have been happy to know all these side-effects of having excess consumption of honey. Well, you need nothing but to keep all these adverse effects on mind during the time you eat honey.

Friday, August 21, 2015

VOID SPACE



Biggest void in space is 1 billion light years across


English Standard Version
He stretches out the north over the void...'(Job 26:7)





The biggest known hole in the universe has left a cold-spot in the cosmic microwave radiation (Illustration: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF, NASA)

Radio astronomers have found the biggest hole ever seen in the universe. The void, which is nearly a billion light years across, is empty of both normal matter and dark matter. The finding challenges theories of large-scale structure formation in the universe.

Lawrence Rudnick and colleagues of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, US, stumbled upon the void by accident. Rudnick’s team had been studying data from a survey carried out by the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico, also in the US. “One morning I was a little bored, and said, ‘why don’t I look in the direction of the WMAP cold spot’,” says Rudnick.

The cold spot in question is an unexplained anomaly in the map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) created by NASA’s WMAP satellite. The photons of the CMB coming from a region of the sky in the direction of the constellation Eridanus are colder than expected.

Rudnick’s team started looking for radio sources such as radio galaxies and quasars in the direction of the cold spot. “Radio sources track the distribution of mass in the universe,” says Rudnick. “They are the signposts for galaxies, clusters of galaxies and dark matter.”
Unexpected size

The team was in for a surprise. They saw little or no radio sources in a volume that is about 280 megaparsecs or nearly a billion light years in diameter. The lack of radio sources means that there are no galaxies or clusters in that volume, and the fact that the CMB is cold there suggests the region lacks dark matter, too.

The void, which is about 6 billion to 10 billion light years away, is considerably larger than any found before. Until now, optical surveys have found no voids larger than 80 megaparsecs wide – making the new hole 40 times larger in volume than the previous record holder.

Rudnick says that these optical surveys could easily miss the void his team found simply because they don’t study large enough volumes.

He thinks that the void is a confirmation that dark energy is at work in the universe. Normally, when the CMB photons pass through a gravitational well, created say, by a supercluster of galaxies, they first gain energy as they fall into the well, then lose energy as they climb out.

Problem poser

If the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to dark energy, then by the time the photons climb out, the supercluster has expanded, and its gravity is a little less strong. So the photons exit relatively easily and with more energy than they had when they entered the gravitational well.

But photons going through a void actually lose energy, ending up colder than if they had been flying through a series of superclusters. Rudnick thinks that the discovery of the void ties in neatly with the WMAP cold spot and the existence of dark energy. “What the community says remains to be seen,” he told New Scientist. “People will take shots at it now.”

Because the CMB is leftover radiation from the big bang, some cosmologists have said that the cold spot is a problem for the theories of the early universe. But Rudnick says that the void could have been created billions of years after the big bang. “We have taken the problem away from the very early universe and put the problem in the time of structure formation,” he says.

Computer simulations that recreate the formation of clusters and super-clusters have never seen voids of this size. That could be because modellers have not simulated large enough volumes to see such a void, says Rudnick. If they did, maybe a void would emerge. “It is an open question whether this will create problems for structure formation,” he says.

Journal reference: Astrophysical Journal.

EATING MEAT


We’ve known red meat isn’t the healthiest choice for a long time now. It’s a leading cause in heart disease, inflammation, cancer, and even digestive problems. While its highly touted by meat-lovers as being a good source of iron, (though we know there are better sources), the truth is, red meat is not a healthy food. But what is it about red meat that’s so bad?

It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.(Romans 14:21)

Scientists at the University of California Found The Secret

Researchers at the University of California found that meat triggers a toxic reaction within the body that weakens the immune system due to a natural sugar it contains our bodie

s can’t digest. Yes, you heard that right – meat actually has a natural sugar, as small as it may be. Known as Neu5Gc, this sugar is a foreign agent to our body that is seen as an invader.

The body launches an immune response as it tries to get rid of it and in the mean time, a host of health problems occur, such as cancer (which is largely a disease of a weak immune system). The unique findings are that other carnivores can eat red meat fine because their bodies actually contain the natural sugar that digests the meat. Our bodies don’t – clearly a sign that we’re not meant to eat it.

Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,(Proverbs 23:20)

Meat and Tumor Production

The sugar, Neu5Gc, is already in the body of other carnivores that consume meat for food. Mice (who don’t contain the sugar as we don’t) were fed meat and actually developed tumors quickly.

“This is the first time we have directly shown that mimicking the exact situation in humans increases spontaneous cancers in mice,” said Dr Ajit Varki, Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California. ”The final proof in humans will be much harder to come by.”

We don’t think we need more proof to go meat-free, do you? Meat has led to a host of negative environmental and health factors for years. Harvard University found that a diet high in red meat raised the risk of breast cancer for women by 22 percent, and found those who regularly ate 5.6oz (160g) of red meat a day had one third higher risk of bowel cancer.

These studies provide more proof that meat really isn’t a healthy choice. If our bodies don’t see meat as a welcomed food, it’s time to stop eating it once and for all.

For tips to go meatless, check out: 13 Meatless Monday Meals for the Beginner Cook.

HEAVENS




Nehemiah 9:6
Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

God created the HEAVEN ,the HEAVEN of HEAVENS 

100 billion to 200 Billion of Heavens (Galaxies) in Universe 

Galaxies — those vast collections of stars that populate our universe — are all over the place. Perhaps the most resonant example of this fact is the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, a collection of photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope revealing thousands of galaxies in a single composite picture.

Estimating how many galaxies are throughout the universe is a tougher job, however. Sheer numbers is one problem — once the count gets into the billions, it takes a while to do the addition. Another problem is the limitation of our instruments. To get the best view, a telescope needs to have a large aperture (the diameter of the main mirror or lens) and be located above the atmosphere to avoid distortion from Earth's air.

While estimates among different experts vary, an acceptable range is between 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies, Mario Livio, an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, told Space.com.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.(Genesis 1:1)


Going deep


To the best of Livio's knowledge, Hubble is the best instrument available for galaxy counting and estimation. The telescope, launched in 1990, initially had a distortion on its main mirror that was corrected during a shuttle visit in 1993. Hubble also went underwent several upgrades and service visits until the final shuttle mission there in May 2009.

In 1995, astronomers pointed the telescope at what appeared to be an empty region of Ursa Major, and collected 10 days' worth of observations. The result was an estimated 3,000 faint galaxies in a single frame, going as dim as 30th magnitude. (For comparison, the North Star or Polaris is at about 2nd magnitude.) This image composite was called the Hubble Deep Field and was the furthest anyone had seen into the universe at the time. [Related: Brightest Stars: Luminosity & Magnitude]

As the Hubble telescope received upgrades to its instruments, astronomers repeated the experiment twice. In 2003 and 2004, scientists created the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, which in a million-second exposure revealed about 10,000 galaxies in a small spot in the constellation Fornax.

In 2012, again using upgraded instruments, scientists used the telescope to look at a portion of the Ultra Deep Field. Even in this narrower field of view, astronomers were able to detect about 5,500 galaxies. Researchers dubbed this the eXtreme Deep Field.

All in all, Hubble reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or so, but this number is likely to increase to about 200 billion as telescopetechnology in space improves, Livio said.
Counting stars

Whatever instrument is used, the method of estimating the number of galaxies is the same. You take the portion of sky imaged by the telescope (in this case, Hubble). Then — using the ratio of the sliver of sky to the entire universe — you can determine the number of galaxies in the universe.

"This is assuming that there is no large cosmic variance, that the universe is homogenous," Livio said. "We have good reasons to suspect that is the case. That is the cosmological principle."

The principle dates back to Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity at the turn of the last century. One of general relativity's findings is that gravity is a distortion of space and time. With that understanding in hand, several scientists (including Einstein) tried to understand how gravity affected the entire universe.

"The simplest assumption to make is that if you viewed the contents of the universe with sufficiently poor vision, it would appear roughly the same everywhere and in every direction," NASA stated. "That is, the matter in the universe is homogeneous and isotropic when averaged over very large scales. This is called the cosmological principle."

One example of the cosmological principle at work is the cosmic microwave background, radiation that is a remnant of the early stages of the universe after the Big Bang. Using instruments such as NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, astronomers have found the CMB is virtually identical wherever one looks.
Would the number of galaxies change with time?

Measurements of the universe's expansion — through watching galaxies race away from us — show that it is about 13.82 billion years old. As the universe gets older and bigger, however, galaxies will recede farther and farther from Earth. This will make them more difficult to see in telescopes.

The universe is expanding faster than the speed of light (which does not violate Einstein's speed limit because the expansion is of the universe itself, rather than of objects traveling through the universe). Also, the universe is accelerating in its expansion.

This is where the concept of the "observable universe" — the universe that we can see — comes into play. In 1 trillion to 2 trillion years, Livio said, this means that there will be galaxies that are beyond what we can see from Earth.

"We can only see light from galaxies whose light had enough time to reach us," Livio said. "It doesn’t mean that that’s all there is in the universe. Hence, the definition of the observable universe."

Galaxies also change over time. The Milky Way is on a collision course with the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, and both will merge in about 4 billion years. Later on, other galaxies in our Local Group — the galaxies closest to us — will eventually combine. Residents of that future galaxy would have a much darker universe to observe, Livio said.

"Civilizations started then, they would have no evidence that there was a universe with 100 billion galaxies," he said. "They would not see the expansion. They would probably not be able to tell there was a Big Bang."
What about other universes?

As the early universe inflated, there are some theories that say that different "pockets" broke away and formed different universes. These different places could be expanding at different rates, include other types of matter, and have different physical laws than our own universe.

Livio pointed out there could be galaxies in these other universes — if they exist — but we have no way right now of knowing for sure. So the number of galaxies could even be greater than 200 billion, when considering other universes.

In our own cosmos, Livio said, astronomers will be better able to refine the number upon the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (for which his institute will manage the mission operations and science). Hubble is able to peer back at galaxies that formed about 450 million years after the Big Bang. After James Webb launches in 2018, astronomers anticipate they can look as far back as 200 million years after the Big Bang.

"The numbers are not going to change much," Livio added, pointing out the first galaxies probably formed not too long before that. "So a number like 200 billion [galaxies] is probably it for our observable universe."

Thursday, August 20, 2015

PRESERVATIVES AND CHEMICALS PESTICIDES IN OUR FOOD



-Proverbs 23:8,3-
You will throw up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will be wasted..."Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

Preservatives in foods are designed to prevent bacteria growth and spoilage, but sometimes they can also prevent you from enjoying good health. While the effects of food preservatives on the body can vary with age and health status, looking into the potential harmful effects of preservatives in foods may help you reclaim good health and protect your personal well-being against toxic damage.
Breathing Difficulties

One of the harmful effects of preservatives in foods is the potential to cause breathing difficulties. According to MayoClinic.com, eliminating foods with preservatives from the diet can reduce the symptoms and severity of asthma. MayoClinic.com identified aspartame, sulfites, benzoates and yellow dye No. 5 as preservatives that could exacerbate breathing problems in asthmatics and others, while Medical News Today linked sulphites with shortness of breath and other breathing problems.
Behavioral Changes

Another harmful effect of preservatives in foods is behavioral changes, especially in young children. According to the Archives of Disease in Children, in a 2003 double-blind study of 1,873 children the consumption of food additives and preservatives led to significant increase in hyperactive behavior. Removing the preservatives or using a placebo didn’t lead to these behaviors, which were measured by both parental and objective reporting. The researchers coordinating the study noted that whether the children had been previously identified as hyperactive didn't matter in terms of the effects of the preservatives and additives on their behavior.
Heart Damage

Studies of heart tissue reviewed by InChem have showed that food preservatives can weaken heart tissues. According to laboratory research, rats who consumed the highest levels of food preservatives showed the highest levels of heart damage over time.
Cancer

One of the most serious harmful effects of preservatives in foods is their ability to transform into carcinogens when digested. According to InChem, nitrosamines, which include nitrites and nitrates, interact with stomach and gastric acids to form cancer-causing agents. To avoid this natural chemical reaction between your body and the preservatives, you will need to monitor your diet to eliminate nitrates and nitrites from your meals, snacks and beverages.


Pesticides are used in many commercially grown fruit, vegetable, and grain crops to protect them from insects, weeds, fungi, diseases, mice and other animals, bacteria, viruses, and mold. In the United States, pesticide use is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Similarly, antibiotics and other drugs are used to protect livestock from diseases and parasites. Extra hormones may be given to animals to increase meat and milk production. In the U. S., use of these drugs is regulated by the FDA.

By getting rid of disease sources, pesticides and antibiotics help increase food production, reduce food loss, and keep the U.S. food supply safe from threats. But many people question how safe these chemicals and hormones are in the body. They worry about the pesticide residues found in fruits and vegetables and in animal feed -- which can end up in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products, on top of any extra antibiotics or hormones. There's a real concern that these chemicals may cause health problems, including an increase in breast cancer risk. There are also concerns about mercury in seafood and industrial chemicals in food and food packaging.

No studies so far show a direct connection between pesticide exposure and an increased risk of breast cancer in people. Still, young female farm workers are at higher risk for a range of medical conditions. And some of the most commonly used pesticides have been shown to mimic estrogen in laboratory animals. For example, Atrazine, commonly used to grow corn, can increase estrogen production by turning on the aromatase enzyme. So the "better safe than sorry" principle makes sense here. And common sense suggests that eating extra chemicals is probably unhealthy. The question remains: What is the safest way to grow and prepare fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, and fish so you get the most nutritional value and avoid any risks?
Steps you can take

Consider buying organic. To reduce your exposure to pesticides, you might want to buy organically grown food or organically produced dairy products. The term "organic" means plant crops have been grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers or genetic modifications. "Organic" also refers to meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products raised/produced without being fed growth hormones or extra antibiotics when they're healthy. These organic foods come from animals that have been fed organic grain and other feed.

It's important to know the terms "natural" and "organic" do not mean the same thing. "Natural" is overused and has very little meaning when it comes to industry standards. Similarly, "free-range" doesn't have an official industry definition. Many people believe it means that the chickens or cows or turkeys are not kept in cages and are given the run of the farm. But this isn't always the case. Until the word is officially defined, "free-range" can be put on any package without anyone being responsible for it. If you're very concerned about this issue, look into buying your meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products from a local farmer whose production methods you know. "Pure," "simple," and "real" also sound great but have no official meaning.

While there are reasons to believe organically produced food is safer and more nutritious than conventionally produced food, few studies have been done to confirm this claim. More research is needed in this area.

For more information on organic food, visit the Nutrition and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction pages in the Breastcancer.org Nutrition section.

Organic cost considerations. Organic food is generally more expensive than non-organic food. Still, eating conventionally grown fruits and vegetables is much better than not eating fruits and vegetables because you can't buy organic produce. If you're on a tight budget and don't have the luxury of buying all organic, there are ways you can stretch your organic food dollars.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental health advocacy organization based in the United States. The EWG analyzes pesticide studies and ranks contamination on 45 of the most popular fruits and vegetables in theShopper's Guide to Pesticides. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides makes it easier to decide what to buy organic.

Monday, August 17, 2015

ANAK NI MARIA LALONG HIGIT KAY SA PROPETA BAGKUS ISANG PANGINOON NI DAVID






YG Abdulrahman



Ang nanay ni hesus na c maria ay nagagalak sa tunay na diyos,at ang kanyang anak ay kilala nya bilang propeta ng diyos,



Oh mga xtian,tigas pa rin ba mga puso nyo?gising na!







Ang Sabi ni Maria ang Puso niya nagpupuri sa PANGINOON ....Eh saan itong PANGINOON na ito na PINUPURI nya....Ito ang sagot ni Anghel Gabriel sa Kanya ....MAGALAK ka IKAW na TOTOONG pinakamamahal ANG PANGINOON ay SUMASA IYO.(Lucas 1:28) yong PINAGBUBUNTIS PALA NI MARIA ay ang  PANGINOON na Nagkatawang tao.(Juan 1:1,14) at ito rin ang TAGAPAGLIGTAS.(Lucas 2:11) kaya ang sabi ni Maria ang aking espiritu NAGAGALAK sa Dios na aking TAGAPAGLIGTAS.....Eh si Kristo ito ... ang ATING DIOS AT TAGAPAGLIGTAS NA SI JESU CRISTO .(2 Pedro.1:1)

Oo at ikaw, sanggol, tatawagin kang propeta ng kataastaasan; Sapagka't magpapauna ka sa unahan ng mukha ng Panginoon, upang ihanda ang kaniyang mga daan;(Lucas 1:76) 


MAGPAPAUNA KA SAUNAHAN NG MUKHA NG PANGINOON UPANG IHANDA ANG KANYANG DAAN ABA MAY PANGINOON NA DARATING NA MAUUNA SI JUAN BAUTISTA NA IHANDA ANG DAAN NITO 

SINO KAYA ANG PANGINOON NA ITO? 

Sapagka't ito yaong sinalita sa pamamagitan ng propeta Isaias, na nagsasabi, Ang tinig ng isang sumisigaw sa ilang, Ihanda ninyo ang daan ng Panginoon, Tuwirin ninyo ang kaniyang mga landas. (Mateo 3:3) Ito ang PANGINOON ni DAVID sa Espiritu samakatuwid ang CRISTO.(Mateo 22:42-45) na hindi BASTA PROPETA NGUNIT LALO PANG HIGIT KAY SA ISANG PROPETA sapagkat siya ay PANGINOON na darating.

Datapuwa't ano ang nilabas ninyo? upang makita ang isang propeta? Oo, sinasabi ko sa inyo, at lalo pang higit kay sa isang propeta. Ito yaong tungkol sa kaniya'y nasusulat, Narito, sinusugo ko ang aking sugo sa unahan ng iyong mukha, Na maghahanda ng iyong daan sa unahan mo.(Mateo 11:9-10)

Kaya si Maria ay hindi TINAWAG na INA ng PROPETA kundi INA NG PANGINOON 

At ano't nangyari sa akin, na ang ina ng aking Panginoon ay pumarito sa akin? (Lucas 1:43)

Sa pagkakatawang tao ng PANGINOON.(Juan 1:14) na kung saan ipinaglihi at ipinanganak siya ng isang dalaga.(Isaias 9:6,Mateo 1:23) sa isang katawang laman na inihanda ng Ama.(Hebreo 10:5) na kanyang papasukan.(Ezekiel 44:2) para maging Templo ng Dios Anak .(Juan 2:21) na na kung saan siya ay tatahan .(Mateo 23:21)na dumuroon ang kanyang puso at mata.(2Cronica 7:16) 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

UNIVERSE IS SLOWLY DYING



And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. (Hebrew 1:10-12)

(CNN)Goodbye, universe. You came in with the biggest bang ever, but now, you're on your way out with a drooping fizzle.


The conclusion of a new astronomical study pulls no punches on this. "The Universe is slowly dying," it reads.
Astronomers have believed as much for years, but the new findings establish the cosmos' decline with unprecedented precision.
An international team of some 100 scientists used data from the world's most powerful telescopes -- based on land and in space -- to study energy coming from more than 200,000 galaxies in a large sliver of the observable universe.
Based on those observations, they have confirmed the cosmos is radiating only half as much energy as it was 2 billion years ago. The astronomers published their study on Monday on the website of the European Southern Observatory.
    The team checked the energy across a broad spectrum of lightwaves and other electromagnetic radiation and says it is fading through all wavelengths, from ultraviolet to far infrared.
    Analysis across many wavelengths shows the universe's electromagnetic energy output is dropping.
    At the ripe old age of nearly 13.8 billion years, the universe has arrived in its sunset years.
    "The universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze," said astronomer Simon Driver, who led the team.
    Death does not mean the universe will go away. It will still be there, but its stars and all else that produces light and stellar fire will fizzle out.
    "It will just grow old forever, slowly converting less and less mass into energy as billions of years pass by until eventually, it will become a cold, dark and desolate place, where all of the lights go out," said astronomer Luke Davies.
    But don't cry for the universe anytime soon. Astrophysicists say this will take trillions of years.

    Bursting with energy

    Go all the way back to its birth, and you find a vast contrast. In an infinitesimal fraction of a second, our entire cosmos blasted into existence in the Big Bang.
    And the totality of the energy and mass in the universe originates from that moment, astronomers say.
    Since that natal explosion, the cosmos has generated other sources of brilliant radiation -- most notably stars -- by converting some of the mass into energy when extreme gravity causes matter to burst into nuclear fusion.
    But the universe is speckled by radiance from seething gas clouds, supernovas and, most spectacularly, the discs of hot matter that rotate around black holes to form quasars, which can be as bright as whole galaxies.
    "While most of the energy sloshing around in the universe arose in the aftermath of the Big Bang, additional energy is constantly being generated by stars as they fuse elements like hydrogen and helium together," Driver said.

    Fizzling into space

    The size and number of those sources of radiation so boggle the mind that it might be hard to imagine that the entirety of that vividness appears to be fading, as its energy flies off through space.
    "This new energy is either absorbed by dust as it travels through the host galaxy, or escapes into intergalactic space and travels until it hits something, such as another star, a planet, or, very occasionally, a telescope mirror," Driver said.

    Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. (Psalms 102:25-27)

    His team observed it from seven of the world's mammoth telescopes spread out between Australia, the United States, Chile and Earth's orbit. Many of the instruments specialize in receiving certain wavelengths of light and other electromagnetic waves.
    Compiling the data from the collective wavelengths gives the scientists a more complete picture from across a broad spectrum of energy.
    Their findings on the universe's energy slump were part of the larger Galaxy And Mass Assembly, or GAMA, project to study how galaxies are formed. It has mapped out the position of 4 million galaxies so far.


    While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.(2 Corintians 4:18)

    Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.(Matthew 24:35)