"NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory recently snapped this shot of energetic particles streaming from a pulsar—the rapidly rotating core left behind after a very massive star exploded as a supernova." -- National Geographic News
Haroutune Krikor Daghlian, Jr. (May 4, 1921 – September 15, 1945) was an American physicist with the Manhattan Project who accidentally irradiated himself on August 21, 1945, during a critical mass experiment at the remote Omega Site facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, resulting in his death 25 days later.
Form of the ancient symbol of the Mesopotamian sun-god Shamash, with alternate pointy and wavy rays. According to Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary by Jeremy Black and Anthony Green (1992, ISBN 0-292-70794-0), p. 168, it occurs "from the Akkadian down to the Neo-Babylonian period", and "The Akkadian names of the symbol were šamšatu andniphu. It was often represented on a pole as a standard."
As I was told the other day, "you don't look Indian." I wanted to reply, it's not about how I look, being Native is about how and where I was raised, it's about my heritage and culture. But I didn't, I just smiled.