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Weekend Reads 11/25/17

Aerosols Eddy and Spiral Over Earth in Mesmerizing NASA Simulation

The video follows the three aerosols as they swirl about the Northern Hemisphere from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1, often settling thousands of miles from where they originated. Wind picks up dust from the Sahara desert and carries it west, where it gets caught in the storm systems of the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest wafts eastward across North American, eddying toward the Arctic like smoke from a blown-out candle.

Translating Away Justice

In most English translations, the word “justice” occurs relatively infrequently. It is no surprise, then, that most English-speaking people think the New Testament does not say much about justice; the Bibles they read do not say much about justice. English translations are in this way different from translations into Latin, French, Spanish, German, Dutch — and for all I know, most languages.

5 cloud storage predictions for 2018

Specifically in the area of file storage, the cloud has swiftly become the domain of governmental regulations, vast venture investments and the source of information sharing for businesses. We’ve witnessed the evolution of simple online storage options morph into full-featured Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions. We’re watching businesses move to auto-scaling, pay-as-you-go and as-a-service models. The big question now is, where will to go from here?

Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

"Modern English translations, which follow the King James translation of 1611, usually interpret this text to mean that the sun and moon stopped moving," said Humphreys, who is also a Fellow of Selwyn College. "But going back to the original Hebrew text, we determined that an alternative meaning could be that the sun and moon just stopped doing what they normally do: they stopped shining. In this context, the Hebrew words could be referring to a solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, and the sun appears to stop shining. This interpretation is supported by the fact that the Hebrew word translated 'stand still' has the same root as a Babylonian word used in ancient astronomical texts to describe eclipses."

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