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In 2006, Pluto was voted out of the planetary club by members of the International Astronomical Union Nasa's New Horizons mission made a close pass of Pluto this week. For more than 70 years, Pluto was one of nine planets recognised in our Solar System. But in 2006, it was relegated to the status of dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). So why was Pluto demoted? Where did the controversy start? Pluto was discovered in 1930 by US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who was using the Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Textbooks were swiftly updated to list this ninth member in the club. But over subsequent decades, astronomers began to wonder whether Pluto might simply be the first of a population of small, icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune. This region would become known as
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The canon of Scripture is the list of 73 books that belong to the Bible. (The word "Bible" means "the Book. ") The earliest writings of the Bible were likely composed in the 10th century B. C. The writing of Scripture continued until the first century A. D. , when Revelation was complete. Seven books of the Bible, all in the Old Testament, are accepted by Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, but are not accepted by Jews or Protestants. These include 1 and 2 Maccabees, Judith, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach, and Wisdom, and additions to the books of Esther and Daniel. These books are called Deuterocanonical by Catholics and Orthodox and Apocryphal by Jews and Protestants. These were the last books of the Old Testament written, composed in the last two centuries B. C. Their omission in Protestant
Adam Smith is often touted as the world's first free-market capitalist. While that designation is probably a bit overstated, Smith's place in history as the father of modern economics and a major proponent of laissez-faire economic policies is quite secure. Read on to learn about how this Scottish philosopher argued against mercantilism to become the father of modern free trade. Early Life The recorded history of Smith's life begins on June 16, 1723, at his baptism in Scotland. His birthday is undocumented. Smith attended the University of Glasgow at age 14, later transferring to Balliol College in Oxford, England. He spent years teaching and tutoring, publishing some of his lectures in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" in 1759. The material was well received and laid the foundation for
Hiring managers are often curious about why you want to change jobs. They want to hear that you re leaving for the right reasons - a better opportunity, more challenges, and career growth. P Your interviewer will want to be surePthat you aren t leaving your job because of poor performance, difficult working relationships, or because youP. When responding to questions about why you are switching jobs, it s important to provide reassurance that you are moving on for career reasons, not just to get out of a bad work situation. Here are some approaches you can use to reassure the interviewer that you are leaving your job for the right reasons. How to Respond: Why Do You Want to Change Jobs? Emphasize the positive reasons Pwhy you are targeting a job with their organization. Refer to specific
While English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand, there are two actual official languages in New Zealand. Maori became an official language in 1987 while in April 2006, New Zealand became the first country to declare sign language as an official language, alongside Maori. New Zealand Sign Language, or NZSL, is the main language of the deaf community in New Zealand. Maori is only used in New Zealand and nowhere else in the world. Despite its official status, the language continues to struggle against being lost. In the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, Queen Victoria promised the Maori that their language would be protected. However, Maori language was discouraged in schools, either formally or informally, and some elders can remember being punished for speaking the language. ...
Just above your collarbone, at the bottom of your neck, is your. ItБs a butterfly-shaped gland that controls things like how fast your beats and how quickly you burn off calories. It releases hormones to help regulate your bodyБs (all the things your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going). If you have, it means your is overactive and produces too much of a called. It can significantly speed up your and cause unpleasant symptoms. How Do I Know if I Have Hyperthyroidism? Feeling nervous, anxious, or irritable An enlarged ( ). This can make the base of your neck look swollen. Fast or or (pounding in your Increased frequency in your Thinning Changes in your These are less likely to show up if youБre an older adult, but sometimes there will be subtle symptoms. ...
A hashtag is really just a way of categorizing your tweets so that they are part of a narrowed conversation and they re easier to find in Twitter search. Of course, there s a lot more to it than that, or else hashtags wouldn t have been the. What is a hashtag? Twitter hashtags are created by putting a # in front of a word or phrase, without spaces. The idea behind hashtags is to get people using the same one when talking about a specific topic: using #SOTU to form a discussion around the State of the Union address, for instance. They were created organically by the Twitter community to better categorize tweets. To get to know hashtags, try exploring the hashtags in Twitter s trending topics. You will begin to notice that tweets tagged with the same hashtag all (or mostly) discuss the same
Our office just got its first fruit shipment, which included an apology for the under-ripe bananas and the suggestion to put them in a brown paper bag along with an apple to speed up the ripening. Does doing this harm the apple? I'm aware of, which talks about why this works, but the focus there is on what's happening to the ripening fruit, not what happens to the catalyst. We want to know if using one of the high-quality apples they sent us would lead to regrets. By browsing this site I've learned that there are other ways to ripen them, including apparently just putting them in the bag without the apple. The instructions from the vendor made me curious about the apple, though, so that's the focus of this question. (If you make alternate suggestions, please bear in mind that we're in an