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Austin Peay State University Latin/geology student Elizabeth Wilcox headed to Europe for Roman site excavation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sweltering afternoon in Tallil, Iraq, a U.S. Army soldier named Elizabeth Wilcox paused on her way to the gym to examine what looked like seashells on the desert floor.

Centuries ago, the Euphrates River had flowed through the area, surrounding a nearby stone structure some scholars believe was the Tower of Babel, but that channel of the river had long since turned to dust.

APSU student Elizabeth Wilcox. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

APSU student Elizabeth Wilcox. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Latin Students are Winners at National Convention

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – When asked what constitutes a fun summer, most teenagers would include joys like pools, beaches, sleep, and most of all, not having to study for school. For a select few, however, eighteen hours of study per week sounds pretty exciting.

These brave souls form the Junior Classical League (JCL), an organization dedicated to the study of the classics – Latin as well as ancient Greek and Roman culture.

CMCSS Latin Students attend Junior Classical League Convention and Competition.

CMCSS Latin Students attend Junior Classical League Convention and Competition.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft provides view of Earth as it flies by

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on October 9th, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 3.9 kilometers per second), which set it on course for a July 4th, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also had a unique view of the Earth-moon system. The result was an intriguing, low-resolution glimpse of what our world would look like to a visitor from afar.

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Alcohol

 

Leap of Faith MinistriesClarksville, TN – The most common form of drug abuse is alcohol. It provides a temporary high, a chance to forget the problems of the moment, and a relief from tension. But, like other drugs it is demoralizing and destructive.

God’s original intention was that wine should be enjoyed by men and women, but in moderation. (Psalm 104:15) He warns against overuse that results in the loss of ability to make proper decisions. (Proverb 31:4-5; Hosea 4:11) «Read the rest of this article»

 

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Images Big Dipper

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In England it is known as the “Plough,” in Germany the “Great Cart,” and in Malaysia the “Seven Ploughs.” Since humanity first turned its eyes skyward, the seven northern hemisphere stars that compose the “Big Dipper” have been a welcome and familiar introduction to the heavens.

“I can recall as a kid making an imaginary line from the two stars that make up the right side of the Big Dipper’s bowl and extending it upward to find the North Star,” said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “Now, the Big Dipper is helping me make sure the camera aboard Juno is ready to do its job.”

NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft tested its JunoCam instrument on one of the icons of the night sky - the Big Dipper. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS)

NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft tested its JunoCam instrument on one of the icons of the night sky - the Big Dipper. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS)

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