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A qanat is a gently sloping tunnel which taps into underground water and delivers it to the surface by gravity, without need for pumping. There are vertical shafts along the underground channel purely for maintenance purposes.

The water is typically used once it emerges at the daylight point and creates a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation.

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good Scrabble word, too
 

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How to become a Phlebotomist
  • Complete a Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215).
  • Participate in lab hours to complete your professional training.
  • Consider completing short courses such as Perform Venous Blood Collections.
  • Obtain a Working with Children Check, First Aid Certificate and driver's licence
 

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Feeling hot and bothered? It’s not the humidity, it’s the dew point​


Do you sometimes feel much warmer than the actual observed temperature? ‘It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity’, right? Well not always—at higher temperatures that oppressive, muggy feeling (and frizzy hair) can actually be more about dew point than humidity.

What is dew point?​

Dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to produce condensation (dew). It represents how much moisture is in the air: the higher the dew point temperature, the greater the atmospheric moisture content.

What’s the difference between dew point and humidity?​

They both measure moisture in the air, but dew point is related to the quantity of moisture, while relative humidity expresses how close the air is to saturation. Relative humidity is the amount of moisture as a percentage of the amount that air can hold—and warmer air can hold more moisture than cooler air. So, if the amount of moisture in the air stays the same but the temperature rises, the relative humidity falls. Conversely, if temperature falls, relative humidity rises.

Because of its direct relationship to fluctuating temperature, relative humidity doesn’t provide suitable guidance on how much moisture is available at a specific location. Dew point however, is relatively consistent—unless affected by weather systems, such as troughs and fronts. For this reason, meteorologists prefer to use dew point when analysing atmospheric moisture and inferring what the conditions may feel like—represented by the apparent (‘feels like’) temperature.

How does dew point affect the temperature you feel?​

In warm, sultry weather, moisture in the air can impede your body’s ability to cool down. One of the ways your body cools itself is by the evaporation of moisture from your skin. When the air is moist, this process slows down—and you feel hotter for longer. So the higher the dew point, the longer it takes for your body to cool itself.

How you experience dew point varies, depending on your metabolism and the conditions you’re accustomed to, but it is possible to create an index of how an average person may feel at a certain dew point. This one uses Brisbane’s climate as an example.

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If you’re used to the tropics, you may find the ranges in this scale low—particularly during spring and summer where dew points are commonly above 24 °C. On the other hand, if you’re from southern Australia, you might find these ranges high.

So that old adage might better run, ‘It’s not the heat, it’s the moisture in the air, which at higher temperatures is more reliably indicated by dew point than humidity’. Think it will catch on?
 

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Pomponius Mela , writing under the reign of the Emperors Gaius amd Claudius, created nothing less than a worldview, which tells us now how the ancient Romans conceived of the world around them, its characteristics and its relationship to the empire. Mela divides the Earth into two rough “hemispheres” and five zones, two of them cold, one of them hot, and two in between.

He painted a word-picture of the world more accurate, on the whole, than any written down before.
Various maps, including the 1898 reproduction pictured, (see it in a larger format here), have attempted to visualize Mela’s worldview and make it legible at a glance. You can see more versions at Cartographic-images.net,

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De situ orbis by Pomponius is unique among ancient geographers in that, after dividing the Earth into five zones, of which two only were habitable, he asserts the existence of antichthones, inhabiting the southern temperate zone inaccessible to the folk of the northern temperate regions from the unbearable heat of the intervening torrid belt.
 

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in the city of Nukus, in Karakalpakstan, western Uzbekistan, is the Museum of Art. Also known as the Museum of Forbidden Objects, it holds a huge collection of Soviet-era abstract art, works that were collected and stored far from the prying eyes of Stalin.
 
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Verbose Logging - Verbose Mode
The verbose option specifies that you want to display detailed processing information on your screen. This is the default.

Verbose refers to the quality of being wordy or using more words than necessary to express an idea or convey information. In technology, computing, programming, and communications, verbosity can refer to excessive or unnecessary use of words in code, documentation, or communication.

Enabling Verbose mode varies depending on the specific system, program, or tool you are using. In many cases, you can activate Verbose mode by adding a command-line argument or flag when running a program. For example, in some programming languages, you can use the "-v" or "--verbose" flag to enable Verbose mode.

“Verbose” means “wordy,” which in turn indicates that words have gotten in the way of the meaning of the sentence or paragraph. So being verbose, in my opinion, is a bad thing. “My way” is to use as few words as possible to present an idea and get it across to my audience.

This is often done when we want our writing to sound formal and intelligent, but verbosity can make our writing confusing and ineffective.
Here's an example of a verbose sentence: "The reason why I am late for our meeting today is that I accidentally overslept this morning and missed my alarm, which caused me to rush and leave my house without eating breakfast, and then I encountered heavy traffic on the way here, which further delayed me.

Yes, running verbose will slow down your applications. How much depends on the application.

Fast mode speeds up searches by limiting the types of data returned by the search. Verbose mode returns as much event information as possible, at the expense of slower search performance. Smart mode, the default setting, toggles search behavior based on whether your search contains transforming commands.

Goulston says many people are verbose because they want to impress the other party or display their intelligence. But very smart people have the gift of explaining complex things in a few words. "If this is the case for you, realise that continuing to talk will only cause the other person to be less impressed," he says.

 
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Statins Deplete Heart-Protecting Nutrients

The review, published in Clinical Pharmacology, suggests that statins may act as “mitochondrial toxins,” impairing muscle function in the heart and blood vessels by depleting coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an antioxidant cells use for growth and maintenance. Multiple studies show that statins inhibit CoQ10 synthesis, leading many patients to supplement.
CoQ10 is vital for producing ATP, the cell’s fundamental energy carrier. Insufficient CoQ10 inhibits ATP production, resulting in an energy deficit that the review authors say “could be a major cause for heart muscle and coronary artery damage.

“We believe that many years of statin drug therapy result in the gradual accumulation of mitochondrial DNA damage,” the authors wrote.
 

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A sub-Saharan African nation has been declared malaria-free for the first time in 50 years.

Cape Verde was given the status by the World Health Organization as it has not reported a single case of local transmission in three years. Experts have described this as a major achievement.

Vaccines are now being used in some places but monitoring the disease and avoiding mosquito bites are the most effective ways to prevent malaria.

Cape Verde, a small island nation off the coast of West Africa, has taken years to reach this point by strengthening its health systems and increasing access to diagnosis and treatment of all cases. Surveillance officers have been detecting cases early, as well as controlling mosquitoes.

Cape Verde's plan for malaria control has also ensured free care and diagnostic services for international travellers and migrants, with the aim of stemming the tide of cases imported from mainland Africa.
 
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Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlina meˈðina]; born 23 September 1933)[1] is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth on 14 May 1939, aged five years, seven months, and 21 days.[1][2] Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant, which was possibly due to precocious puberty and probable rape as she was under the age of consent in Peruvian law.[3]

Most countries in South America choose 14 as the age of consent, including Paraguay, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador. However, Chile and Argentina have the highest ages of consent in the Americas at 18 years old.
 

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The Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalinian aqueduct is 1,036 m (3,399 ft) in length and runs through Mount Kastro on Samos, Greece. It was built in the 6th century BC to serve as an aqueduct. The tunnel is the second known tunnel in history which was excavated from both ends and the first using a geometry-based approach to do so.
 
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The urinary bladder can store up to 500 ml of urine in women and 700 ml in men. People already feel the need to urinate (pee) when their bladder has between 200 and 350 ml of urine in it.25 Nov 2009
 
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The urinary bladder can store up to 500 ml of urine in women and 700 ml in men. People already feel the need to urinate (pee) when their bladder has between 200 and 350 ml of urine in it.25 Nov 2009
The volume of urine passed each time by a normal adult will vary from around 250 - 400mls. This is the same as about 2 cupful's. Most people with normal bladder habits can hold on for 3-4 hours between visits to the toilet. Most younger adults can also go right through the night without the need to pass urine. Normal Bladder Function Your bladder should normally hold 400-600mls (1pint) of urine. It is normal to visit the toilet approximately 4-8 times during the day and possibly once during the night. The bladder should act like a balloon and fill gradually.
 

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imagine 'making' infinity by adding all the integer numbers there are, then making another infinity by doubling each integer and adding them.

The second infinity is smaller than the first one as it only contains even numbers whereas the first infinity contains all the even numbers and all the odd ones.
 
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The pumpkin fruit and seed are commonly used in foods. People commonly use pumpkin for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is also used for balding, UTIs, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
 
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