This day is an annual celebration of Life. This is to raise awareness of Cancer Survivors – In the U.S. alone there are over 11 million survivors, and to raise funds for Cancer Research Charities.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A physical alteration thought to occur in living neural tissue in response to stimuli, posited as an explanation for memory.|
|Usage:||The neuroscientist likened engrams in neural tissue to data on the hard drive of a computer.|
Idiom of the Day
Of or in a position of high standing, rank, regard, or repute. The term is derived from the social hierarchy of nobility in medieval times, in which salt, a precious commodity then, was set in the middle of the dining table. Those of high noble rank were seated "above the salt," that is, closer to the lord and lady of the house, while those in lower social standing were seated "below" it.
|Villa was a legendary Mexican guerrilla leader. He fought for land reform and joined with revolutionaries against dictator Porfirio Díaz as well as his successor but was forced to flee after breaking ties with Venustiano Carranza, who had assumed power in 1914. Angered by US support for Carranza, Villa raided a New Mexico town in 1916. A US force was sent to apprehend him, but he managed to evade capture. Three years after he was finally pardoned, he was assassinated.|
|The United Nations General Assembly designated June 5 as World Environment Day in 1972. The date was chosen because it marked the opening day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme. The General Assembly urges countries and organizations to mark this day with activities that educate people about threats to the environment and encourage them to strike a balance between development and concern for Earth's future|
|The story of the black peppered moth, which changed colors from Oreo milkshake to dark chocolate during the Industrial Revolution in Britain, is the iconic tale of adaptive evolution taught in science classes.|
1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.
1851 - Harriet Beecher Stowe published the first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in "The National Era."
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set two world records in swimming events. Weissmuller set marks in the 100-yard, and 200-yard, free-style swimming competition.
1964 - David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, "Liza Jane", released. David Jones later became known as David Bowie.
1971 - James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" was released.
1981 - In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.
2004 - The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter was christened in the U.S. Navy in Groton, CT.
The Panorpidae are a family of scorpion flies. This family contains more than 350 species. These insects, which average 9–25 mm long, have four membranous wings and threadlike antennae. Their elongated faces terminate with jaws that are used to feed on dead and dying insects, nectar, and rotting fruit. While in larval form, they scavenge by consuming dead insects on the ground.
Pictured here is a Panorpa alpina male.
The Fabric of Life
Photograph by Toni Wallachy, National Geographic
“[This photo has] all the makings of a perfect artist’s palette,” writes Toni Wallachy about her image of Havana, Cuba. “Decrepit architecture, the essence of what a war-torn city might look like; a cloudy haze of pollution, where dust, smoke, and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the skyline; muted, sun-aged walls; [and] a time warp of artifacts that make up the daily fabric of life.”
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