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Snow Moon, a New Year comet sighting and a lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipse
What are your plans this weekend? For all you space lovers, get ready for an incredibly stellar weekend! From the evening of February 10 through the morning of February 11, 2017 there will be a series of 3 events all in one night: a Snow Moon, a New Year comet sighting and a lunar eclipse! Here’s what you need to know about this incredible event!

1. Snow Moon

The Snow Moon is a term for February’s full moon. It was named this because February is generally the month that has the highest amount of snowfall during the year. This year, the snow moon will rise at 5:33 p.m EST on Friday and set at 7:22 a.m. on Saturday. It shouldn’t be too hard to spot it in the sky.
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Rock cycle

This schematic diagram of the rock cycle shows the relationship between magma and sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock

Rock  cycle
Rock cycle

There are three major types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The rock cycle is an important concept in geology which illustrates the relationships between these three types of rock, and magma. 
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Satna Records Three Digit Rains For Third Consecutive Day

8 July 2016 07:43 AM

Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has been receiving heavy to very heavy rains during the past few days. So much so that many cities have been witnessing rainfall in three digits. Satna is one such city which has been receiving extremely heavy rain for three consecutive days.

During the last 21 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Satna recorded a whopping 244 mm of rain. The rainy tale doesn’t end here. While the city recorded 131 mm of rain on Tuesday, a whopping 277 mm of rainfall was observed on Wednesday.

These rains can be attributed to the weather system which has been lingering close to Madhya Pradesh for quite some time now. The system had intensified into a depression increasing the rainfall intensity over the area. Now, the weather system has weakened into a low pressure area. 

– See more at: http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/satna-records-three-digit-rains-for-third-consecutive-day/#sthash.vC1KpWvn.dpuf

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Can snails sleep for 3 years?

snail
snail
snail

Snail can sleep for 3 years.The reason snails sleep are they alike many other animals hibernate. Hibernation means that snails sleep when weather becomes excessively cold; it is a necessary for the survival of snails.

It is also been known some species of desert snails can do this for years before actually dying.Snails common diet are plants and other vegetation. Snails will bury themselves in the ground and close their shells off with their own slime. You can find them eating live plants, dying plants, rotting plants, fruits, and algae. A snail has a radula located inside its mouth to assist in the grinding of its food.

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Palm Reading – Major Hand Lines

Palm Lines
Palm Lines

What are the lines on the palm of your hand?

Palmistry with the meaning of palm reading or hand prediction is to learn a person’s personalities, fortune and future by analyzing his/her hands. It is also called Chiromancy. In fact, palmistry not only refers to the reading of one’s hand or palm, it also includes the reading of arm, finger and fingernail.
There are three major lines on your palm
These include the:
  1. heart line
  2. head line
  3. life line

The major hand lines represent

  1. emotional energy (heart line)
  2. mental energy (head line)
  3. physical energy (life line)

In simple terms, body, mind and soul. They are found on every hand, even if the heart line and head line are sometimes merged into one line, called the simian line.

In the video, Andrew Mason explains hand topography, all the lines on the palm and what to expect from his book, Vedic Palmistry.

Andrew Mason Explains Vedic Palmistry

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Bees in threes

bee
bee
bee

In the case of the BEE, it is the number three which pervades its phenomena—

  • In three days the egg of the queen is hatched.
  • It is fed for nine days (3×3).
    It reaches maturity in 15 days (5×3).
  • The worker grub reaches maturity in 21 days (7×3).
  • And is at work three days after leaving its cell.
  • The drone matures in 24 days (8×3).
  • The bee is composed of three sections,— head and two stomachs.
  • The two eyes are made up of about 3,000 small eyes, each (like the cells of the comb) having six sides (2×3).
  • Underneath the body are six (2×3) wax scales with which the comb is made.
  • It has six (2×3) legs. Each leg is composed of three sections.
  • The foot is formed of three triangular sections.
  • The antennae consist of nine (3×3) sections.
  • The sting has nine (3×3) barbs on each side.
    Source: Anoop
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Gender – 63 combinations

Gender hands
gender
gender

To examine Gender (as opposed to Sex) I use a more specific definition than is typically used.  Gender is broken down into three aspects based on the Physical, Personality and Preferences that the individual person exhibits.  Each of these categories is then further broken down into three options:  Male, Female and Androgynous.  From these combinations of attributes, a persons gender can be identified with much more precision than previously available.

SUMMARY:

Due to different combinations of Male and Female attributes, people tend to naturally gravitate to using either Yin or Yang energy depending on their gender. However, “gender” is a much broader array of attributes than most people realize. Through the practice and use of using both Yin and Yang energies, you can increase the power and flexibility of your magical workings.

LECTURE:

Much conflict in modern social development is centered around the concept of there being two genders and that “allowed” combinations of those two. If there were more than just two genders, this conflict would not be nearly as polarized as it is today.

Well, you’re in luck, because I say there are a lot more than two genders.  I say that even in a fairly simple system of identifying genders, there are at least Sixty-Three (63) gender combinations.

Because gender is more specific than simply the genetalia attached to your body, which is normally referred to define your “sex”,

To examine Gender (as opposed to Sex) I use a more specific definition than is typically used.  Gender is broken down into three aspects based on the Physical, Personality and Preferences that the individual person exhibits.  Each of these categories is then further broken down into three options:  Male, Female and Androgynous.  From these combinations of attributes, a persons gender can be identified with much more precision than previously available.

The Physical aspect is the most obvious:  The typical Male body, the typical Female body, and the Androgynous body, which may display a fairly even mix of attributes of both Male and Female physical genders.

An Androgynous physical aspect is, in its most extreme form the Intersexual (the new preferred term for “Hermaphrodite”), which has both male and female genitalia, and in its other extreme as a person with no genetalia at all.  In its most common form, it is a person with either male or female genitalia that is not easily distinguishable as being either male or female without intense scrutiny.  If you look at someone and can’t tell if they’re male or female, that is a Physically Androgynous person. There are also rare cases of people born with either both male and female genetalia or none at all. These would also be classified under the Androgynous physical aspect. An Androgynous physical attribute is now often referred to as being “Intersexual”.

The Personality aspect is descriptive of their typical behavior in life, either typically male pursuits (Male Personality) and interests, typically female ones (Female Personality) , or an unusually even mix of both (Androgynous Personality).

The Preference aspect is descriptive of is how they express themselves emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually.  Specifically, are they sexually and/or emotionally attracted to men, women or both (or possibly neither).

Here is a breakdown listing each combination of Physical, Personality and Preferential groups:

Key:

Phys = Physical Aspect, Pers= Personality Aspect, Pref = Preference Aspect
M = Male, having male reproductive organs/genitalias
F = Female, having female reproductive organs/genitalias
H = Hermaphrodite (Intersexual) having both or neither male and female reproductive organs/genitalias
AS = Asexual / Non-sexual (not shown on this chart)
A = Androgynous, near-equivalent traits of male and female
AM / Andromale = Physically Androgynous w/ Male Genitalia
AF / Androfemale = Physically Androgynous w/ Female Genitalia
HA / Androdite = Physically Androgynous Hermaphrodite
HM / Hermaphromale = Hermaphrodite with Male features / appearance
HF  / Hermaphrofemale = Hermaphrodite with Female features / appearance
Masculine = “Typically” Male, as determined by the surrounding culture
Feminine = “Typically” Female, as determined by the surrounding culture
Androgine = Exhibits Androgynous Behavior (Equally Male and Female), as determined by the surrounding culture

# Phys Pers Pref Description
1 M M M Masculine Homosexual Man
2 M M F Masculine Heterosexual Man
3 M M A Masculine Bisexual Man
4 M F M Feminine Homosexual Man
5 M F F Feminine Heterosexual Man
6 M F A Feminine Bisexual Man
7 M A M Androgine Homosexual Man
8 M A F Androgine Heterosexual Man
9 M A A Androgine Bisexual Man
10 F M M Masculine Heterosexual Woman
11 F M F Masculine Homosexual Woman
12 F M A Masculine Bisexual Woman
13 F F M Feminine Heterosexual Woman
14 F F F Feminine Homosexual Woman
15 F F A Feminine Bisexual Woman
16 F A M Androgine Heterosexual Woman
17 F A F Androgine Homosexual Woman
18 F A A Androgine Bisexual Woman
19
20
21
22
23
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
M M Masculine Homosexual Andromale
Masculine Heterosexual Androfemale
Masculine Male-Attracted Androdite
Masculine Male-Attracted Hermaphromale
Masculine Male-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
24
25
26
27
28
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
M F Masculine Heterosexual Andromale
Masculine Homosexual Androfemale
Masculine Female-Attracted Androdite
Masculine Female-Attracted Hermaphromale
Masculine Female-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
29
30
31
32
33
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
M A Masculine Bisexual Andromale
Masculine Bisexual Androfemale
Masculine Bisexual Androdite
Masculine Bisexual Hermaphromale
Masculine Bisexual Hermaphrofemale
34
35
36
37
38
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
F M Feminine Homosexual Andromale
Feminine Heterosexual Androfemale
Feminine Male-Attracted Androdite
Feminine Male-Attracted Hermaphromale
Feminine Male-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
39
40
41
42
43
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
F F Feminine Heterosexual Andromale
Feminine Homosexual Androfemale
Feminine Female-Attracted Androdite
Feminine Female-Attracted Hermaphromale
Feminine Female-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
44
45
46
47
48
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
F A Feminine Bisexual Andromale
Feminine Bisexual Androfemale
Feminine Bisexual Androdite
Feminine Bisexual Hermaphromale
Feminine Bisexual Hermaphrofemale
49
50
51
52
53
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
A M Androgine Homosexual Andromale
Androgine Heterosexual Androfemale
Androgine Male-Attracted Androdite
Androgine Male-Attracted Hermaphromale
Androgine Male-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
54
55
56
57
58
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
A F Androgine Heterosexual Andromale
Androgine Homosexual Androfemale
Androgine Female-Attracted Androdite
Androgine Female-Attracted Hermaphromale
Androgine Female-Attracted Hermaphrofemale
59
60
61
62
63
AM
AF
HA
HM
HF
A A Androgine Bisexual Andromale
Androgine Bisexual Androfemale
Androgine Bisexual Androdite
Androgine Bisexual Hermaphromale
Androgine Bisexual Hermaphrofemale

This is the simplest and most “accessible” version of the Gender categories as I have broken it down. However, there are some expansions that would make it more complete, but would lose some value in the added complexity.

I will be putting up a another chart in the future that will include an additional “asexual” category. I have not been able to find any examples of asexuality in human physicality, personality, though a complete lack of attraction to others may constitute an asexual personality type.

Additionally, the Preferences category is simplified, including only options for Male, Female and Androgynous. To be complete, I would also break out the Preference category to have separate options for each of the 63 genders defined (any gender may be attracted to any other gender). However, this would end up with a chart with nearly 4000 genders, which, while technically accurate and complete, would be rather large for this page. If I get time, I will write a program to list all 4000 or so of them, but as I have written this page by hand, I’m not going to break them out myself manually (yet).

As you can see, this view of Gender provides much more flexibility in providing labels (when you want to use them). It also illustrates that there is a gender diversity, even within the typically view of “two genders”. It is my hope that this might help in some way making discrimination based on gender less of a problem. It is easy to discriminate when there are only two possible gender options in your world-view. However, when you consider that there are many more than that, it makes the whole idea of discrimination against one group or another a bit sillier and more arbitrary-seeming.

Gender, Energy and Magic

Yang energy is traditionally viewed as Male, and Yin as Female. While most people tend to use one form or the other, you can become proficient in the use of both forms of energy by practicing working with them. Each energy is better suited for different things, and by developing your skill in working with both forms, you increase the power and flexibility available in your magic.

LAB:

  • Where do you find yourself on this chart?
  • Think of the people you know. How many different genders can you check off on this list from the circle of people you know.
  • Do you typically use Yang or Yin energy (or something else) in your personal magical workings?
  • Can you identify and work with the other energy?
  • How do you do it?
  • Which do you feel stronger with?
  • Try doing the things you use your natural energy with the other form, and identify any differences you find.
Source: http://www.apath.org/rede/23.html
For more info - http://methastra.livejournal.com/
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Third of Kiwi businesses are growing – survey

three sisters New Zealand

THURSDAY 23 APR 2015 6:30 A.M.

three sisters New Zealand
three sisters New Zealand

It’s what is often called the ‘three B’s mentality’ – the boat, bach and the beemer.

Westpac’s Grow New Zealand report has found more companies with an annual turnover of between $250,000 and $5 million are doing better than four years ago.

The report says that 30 percent of businesses are growing, up from 12 percent. Many are up-skilling their staff but fewer are looking to invest to develop new products, increase sales or hire staff.

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MPs say yes to three-person babies

UK court says 3-parent babies ok
 
Public Health Minister Jane Ellison- This is a bold step
Public Health Minister Jane Ellison- This is a bold step

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison: “This is a bold step”

MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.

The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

In a free vote in the Commons, 382 MPs were in favour and 128 against the technique that stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child.

During the debate, ministers said the technique was “light at the end of a dark tunnel” for families.

embryo light micrograph
baby DNA – embryo light micrograph

A further vote is required in the House of Lords. It everything goes ahead then the first such baby could be born next year.

Proponents said the backing was “good news for progressive medicine” but critics say they will continue to fight against the technique that they say raises too many ethical and safety concerns.

Estimates suggest 150 three-person babies could be born each year.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We’re not playing god here, we’re just making sure that two parents who want a healthy baby can have one.”

Life-saving

The method, which was developed in Newcastle, should help women like Sharon Bernardi, from Sunderland, who lost all seven of her children to mitochondrial disease.

Mitochondria are the tiny compartments inside nearly every cell of the body that convert food into useable energy. They have their own DNA, which does not affect characteristics such as appearance.

Defective mitochondria are passed down only from the mother. They can lead to brain damage, muscle wasting, heart failure and blindness.

The technique uses a modified version of IVF to combine the DNA of the two parents with the healthy mitochondria of a donor woman.

It results in babies with 0.1% of their DNA from the second woman and is a permanent change that would be passed down through the generations.

Method 1:

method 1

1) Two eggs are fertilized with sperm, creating an embryo from the intended parents and another from the donors 2) The pronuclei, which contain genetic information, are removed from both embryos but only the parents’ are kept 3) A healthy embryo is created by adding the parents’ pronuclei to the donor embryo, which is finally implanted into the womb.

Method 2:

method 2

1) Eggs from a mother with damaged mitochondria and a donor with healthy mitochondria are collected 2) The majority of the genetic material is removed from both eggs 3) The mother’s genetic material is inserted into the donor egg, which can be fertilized by sperm.

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Soil management

Soil-Plant Nutrient Cycle - Source: U.S. Geological Survey.

Essential Nutrients

There are 15 essential elements that plants must have in order to grow properly.

The primary nutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

18 Essential Nutrients

  • Nutrient elements obtained from atmosphere through photosynthesis
    • Hydrogen
    • Carbon
    • Oxygen

 

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Three storms, dark forecast: ‘Frankenstorm’ a three-headed monster

Hurricane SandyThree storms, dark forecast: ‘Frankenstorm’ a three-headed monster
By Michael Muskal
9:46 AM PDT, October 26, 2012

The eastern half of the United States is bracing for a trio of powerful storms, including Hurricane Sandy, to hit in the coming days, bringing fierce winds, pounding rains and the potential for widespread damage, flooding and power outages.

As of Friday morning, Hurricane Sandy was over the Bahamas, traveling northwest at about 10 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was packing winds of at least 80 mph as it moved through the Caribbean, where more than 20 deaths were reported.

The hurricane was expected to turn northeast, the National Weather Service said, and strike the U.S. mainland somewhere along the East Coast — anywhere from the Carolinas to New Jersey to New England — probably late Sunday or early Monday. There is also a chance it could go back out to sea. But the storm is expected to wallop the entire region and emergency officials are advising coastal areas especially to begin preparing for the worst.

 

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giant rat

giant rat

Taken at the Marcy House projects in Brooklyn last week this photo apparently shows housing worker Jose Rivera holding a three-foot rat he killed at the end of a pitch fork.

Rivera told The Daily News he hit the rodent once and it kept moving, but he struck it again and it died. “I’m not scared of rats,” he said, “but I was scared of being bitten.”

Rivera was filling a rat hole when three came running up at him, but he managed to kill only one.

Officials at Marcy Houses say sightings of the larger rats have been coming in for several years, but this is the first time one has been killed.

Animal experts say the rodent appears to be a Gambian pouched rat which have been outlawed in the U.S. since causing a 2003 outbreak of monkeypox that sickened 100 people.

Resident Stephanie Davis told The Daily News, “Even the cats are afraid of the rats. They get together and gang up on the cats.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/three-foot-rat-killed-brooklyn-housing-project-2011-8#ixzz1YWDRAmS0