The Story of Creation


Genesis 1:1-19 A long time ago there was nothing but darkness. It is hard to picture just nothing, but that is all there was except for God. So God made light. That way there could be day and night, instead of only darkness. Then God made the earth and divided parts of it into oceans…
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Reproduction Cells


A point of major interest is that during manufacture, both the egg and the sperms undergo a special internal division. In this way, their genetic characteristics are affected. Each cell normally contains 44 special bodies, called chromosomes, plus another special two called the sex chromosomes. These arc named either X or Y chromosomes. In the…
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Epilepsy


What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy comes from the Greek word epilepsia, meaning seizure. The complaint was known even in the days of the ancients and readily recognised. Sometimes it was put down to evil spirits. Strange to say, in our world of sophisticated medicine, in many cases, we are still unable to say why these attacks…
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Garden Floor Designs


The garden floor lawn, paving, paths, even areas of gravel or ground cover plants can make or mar your garden. These surfaces are likely to account for more area than the beds and borders. Although they recede in importance when the garden is in full bloom, for much of the year they probably hold center…
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Cuckoo Facts


The greater roadrunner, which is a type of cuckoo, can move at a speed of 20 km/h or more on land. The Eurasian cuckoo is a ‘brood parasite’ – it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. Most birds take several minutes to lay an egg, but the cuckoo lays one in just…
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Bible Study Philippians


Author: Paul Date: c. A.D. 60 or 61 Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while in prison in Rome. He had visited the city on his second missionary journey as described in Acts 16:11-40. Paul had been fairly well received there until he cast the demon out of a slave girl who made money…
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Acute Adrenal Crisis


What is Acute Adrenal Crisis? Acute Adrenal Crisis is a life-threatening condition resulting from insufficient levels of cortisol being circulated in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands. Also called the suprarenal glands, these are endocrine glands that are triangular in shape and located at the top of each…
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Mouth Care


The mouth serves as the entrance for a baby’s life-sustaining nourishment and the exit for his cries and laughter, and later in life, for his speech. It is bordered by the mandible (lower jawbone) and the maxilla (upper jawbone). Structures contained within the mouth include the tongue, soft palate, hart palate (roof of the mouth),…
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Bible Story for Kids – Jeremiah


2 Kings 25:8-24 Click here to listen Bible Story for Kids – Jeremiah For many years now, God had sent prophets to warn his people. If they did not stop praying to false gods, they would become weak. Jerusalem would be destroyed. God’s people would become slaves. But the people had not listened. Now the…
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Herb Facts


Herbs are small plants used as medicines or to flavor food. Most herbs are perennial and have soft stems which die back in winter. With some herbs such as rosemary, only the leaves are used. With others, such as garlic, the bulb is used. Fennel is used for its seeds as well as its bulb…
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How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Current Dog


In the canine world, scent marking is an important means of communication, and when a new individual is acquired, there may be an apparent breakdown in the toilet training of the established dog. In reality, however, this tends to be related to the stress induced by the intrusion of the newcomer. This situation is worse…
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Otter Facts


Otters enjoy playing games, such as dropping pebbles into water and catching them on their heads! The African clawless otter can move its thumb across the other fingers to hold onto objects. Clawless otters gather tough-shelled freshwater mussels with their hands, and take them ashore to smash them on rocks. When hunted by hounds, otters…
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Labyrinthitis


What is Laybyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis inflammatory reactions may occur in the labyrinths (or semicircular canals) as a result of middle-ear infections. This organ cares for the balance of the body, and symptoms are related to this. It is relatively common following ear infections, but the serious cases of the past are seen very rarely today. Milder…
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Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis


What is Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis? This is an important cause of vomiting, but it occurs in infants, usually in the two-week to two-month age bracket. The essential lesion is overdevelopment of the pyloric valve, so producing an effective obstruction to food passing from the stomach into the duodenum. It has nothing to do with…
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Rain Facts


Rain falls from clouds filled with large water drops and ice crystals. The thick clouds block out the sunlight. The technical name for rain is precipitation, which also includes snow, sleet and hail. Drizzle is 0.2-0.5 mm drops falling from nimbostratus clouds. Rain from nimbostratus is 1-2 mm drops. Drops from thunderclouds can be 5…
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Horse Breeding


The mare will show estrus (be on heat, come into season) several times during the breeding season (spring into summer). When the mare is season she will elevate her tail and stand with the back legs slightly apart. The clitoris will move in and out (winking), and she will urinate frequently. At the beginning of…
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