Benjamin Franklin wrote in a personal letter, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!” Every minute on earth, 108 people die. Ultimately, everyone dies. It is not a matter of if, but when. Sadly, and due to a wide variety of reasons and circumstances, some seek death, considering it the only solution. Others try to delay the inevitable through good health. Still others tragically lose their lives through time and chance. Sometimes disease or other illnesses bring a death sentence, leaving a person with nothing to do but wait for the end.
Excessive alcohol consumption can affect a person's life in many ways. Alcohol can be destructive to one's physical, mental and emotional health. Alcohol can even adversely affect a person's relationships. Alcohol is addictive and can lead a person down a dangerous path.
Misplacing a cell phone or having one stolen is a horrible experience. We store a vast amount of personal data on our phones. From health or medical information, to photos, and payment details -- our phones hold intimate details of our lives.
We know that serious stress experienced early in life can have severe consequences on children's biological development and executive function. Now, a new paper from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is showing that the same stressors that hinder children's development can have lasting consequences for adults, preventing them from developing and using the "core capabilities" they need to succeed at work, as parents, and in their communities.
Researchers have developed a new method to overcome one of the main issues in implementing a quantum cryptography system, raising the prospect of a useable 'unbreakable' method for sending sensitive information hidden inside particles of light.
Of the hundreds of moons in our solar system, Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large liquid reservoirs on its surface, making it in some ways more like a terrestrial planet.
God, it is said, sends the world saints when they are most needed-not men and women of "general holiness," but specialized experts who fit into the pattern of the times and are capable of giving God's tone to their century. And so it was that on August 16, I8I5 when one era was closing in Europe with the exile of Napoleon, and the Industrial Revolution was clanging another open, "a man was sent by God whose name was John." He came to the scrubby stone cottage of Francis and Margaret Bosco on the hills of Becchi, at the foot of the Italian Alps. "A fine healthy baby," the neighbors all agreed, "fit for the soil, to take his father's place on the old homestead." But no one went further than that in predicting the child's future.
Engineers have built a device that mimics the surface of the eye in an attempt to make wearing contact lenses all day less irritating.The work was inspired in part by a graduate student's dry eyes. "As a student, I had to stop wearing lenses due to the increased discomfort," says Saad Bhamla, a Stanford University postdoctoral scholar in bioengineering. "Focusing my PhD thesis to understand this problem was both a personal and professional goal."
Regarded by some as a philosophy rather than a religion because it lacks deity worship, Buddhism grew out of the teachings of Siddhartha Gotama who lived over 2,500 years ago in present-day Nepal. Buddhists believe that human beings die and are reborn as part of a continuous cycle known as samsara. The ultimate goal of Buddhism is to escape samsara and achieve nirvana, a transcendent state devoid of pain and desire.
Misting cologne into the air, a husband grins in the mirror with satisfaction. Everything has been set: a bundle of roses adorns the dining room table, tea light candles glimmer in the entryway, and tucked inside his pocket is an ivory gift box with a diamond bracelet for his wife. He straightens his tie, confident it will be the perfect Valentine's Day.
After NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its nearest approach to Pluto in early July—a trip that lasted nine years and three billion miles—much information is still arriving about the solar system's most well-known dwarf planet. The craft passed close enough to take the clearest-yet images of the distant planet and its five moons, which have given astronomers a new perspective of its properties.
Where did Christmas originate? From the Bible or paganism? What is the real origin of Santa Claus—mistletoe—Christmas trees—holly wreaths—and the custom of exchanging gifts? Many are concerned about putting "Christ back into Christmas." Was He ever there? Here are the stunning answers!
That's not Rudolph's nose, it's just a giant rock hurtling through space. NASA scientists calculate that asteroid 163899, also known as 2003 SD220, will make its closest approach to Earth on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015.
One of the first things every new moon watcher learns is that, when observing the moon, timing is everything. You might think the best time to look at the moon with binoculars or a small telescope is when the moon is full, because it looks so big and bright. Well, that's usually the worst time of the month for observing the moon. That's because at full moon, the sun is high overhead on the moon's surface, making it look like the desert at high noon. Far better times are at first and last quarters, when the sun is shining obliquely across the moon's terrain, casting mountains and craters into high relief.
The future of data storage is likely to be found in nanometer scale, stable magnetic whirls called skyrmions, which behave like particles in magnetic thin films. But creating these whirls has been notoriously difficult, requiring carefully-engineered multilayers or very specific bulk materials.
Researchers have long sought to harvest renewable energy from the world around us. Now, scientists are turning inward. The beating of our hearts, the rush of our blood and the myriad chemical reactions that keep us alive are all potential energy sources. Experts are working to develop technologies that take advantage of the powerful biological ecosystems we already carry around with us.
The Statue of Our Lady of Miracles, Jaffna patão is a wooden statue, now preserved in the church of São Pedro, in Bainguinim, Goa,India.
If you're afraid of needles, here's some good news: you may not always be stuck with getting shots. At present, injections are the best way to deliver certain kinds of drugs. For example, vaccines and drugs like insulin are made of large molecules that you can't take orally because they would break down in your digestive tract. Some antibiotic and antiviral medications are also given as injections for this reason.
"THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST STEP, AND HUMANKIND'S FIRST STEP, TO ANSWERING THAT QUESTION "ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?"
The city of Anuradhapura is situated one hundred and twenty eight miles (205 km) north of Colombo in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka on the banks of the Malwatu Oya.
The calendar year universally begins on 1st January and ends on 31st December. However, many nationalities throughout the globe follow different calendars from this standard frame of 1st January to 31st December. What N currently followed globally is the Christian calendar beginning from the Birth of Christ. This era is separated as BCE (before Christian era) and AD (after Christian era).
The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasts for ten days while various festivities can be witnessed right throughout. The Sinhalese term 'Perahera' means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and Elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Let's see what we have to learn about that.
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Here is sri lankan ancient rare photo collection. you must watch.
No matter what religion you follow, St. Anne’s Church in Talawila is one of the most ancient and wonderful of all Christian shrines in Sri Lanka. Founded in the epicentre of tradition and holiness, thousands of pilgrims flock during the Christmas season
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist templein the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.
is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.
St. Anthony’s church at Wahakotte is one of the most sacred shrines for catholics in Sri Lanka. This historic church is situated in Udugoda Palelsiya Pattuwa, to the North-West of Matale district, four miles from Galewela town on Matale-Galewela main rod.