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 March 27 - Does a cashless society mean less crime?
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

We're buying more stuff with keystrokes and plastic instead of cash these days. Now comes evidence that our cash-light ways may be foiling crime.

Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis looked 
at what happened when Missouri switched from handing out welfare checks to depositing welfare on debit cards. Burglary, larceny and assault went down, they found. Robbery may have fallen, too, although there weren't enough robberies in the sample to draw a firm conclusion.

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 March 28 - St. Jude The Apostle commemorates Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

While the Roman Catholic Church proposes that staring at a wafer contained in a monstrance is a form of adoring Jesus, from a biblical standpoint, this cannot possibly be the Jesus of the Bible.

St. Jude the Apostle Parish celebrated the completion of its second and the commencement of its third year of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, and marked this occasion with the announcement of the program's new name, Adoremus Jesum, which means, in Latin, Come let us adore Jesus.
Adoration of Jesus Christ exposed in the Blessed Sacrament is an ancient practice of the Catholic Church which has in recent years seen a significant resurgence across the country and the world. Pope Francis testifies to the importance of Eucharistic Adoration in his life: "What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get distracted and think of other things, or even fall asleep praying. In the evening then, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I stay in front of the Blessed Sacrament for an hour in adoration."

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 March 31 - Snoopy drone can pinch personal smartphone data
 Article: Miscellaneous

It uses code to hack smartphones and pinch personal data without the knowledge of users. A new Snoopy drone developed by security firm SensePost can steal personal data from unsuspicious smartphone users, representing that no data is safe from stalking capabilities of the drone.
Incorporating the company's software installed on a computer, the drone uses the code to hack smartphones and pinch personal data without the knowledge of users.

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 March 31 - Internet of Things (IoT)
 Article: Miscellaneous

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.

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 March 30 - Rabbis Issue United Call to Establish Synagogue on Temple Mount
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

The letter was also signed by many professors, educators, and professionals; it was authored and delivered by the Amutat Yishai organization, which advocates building a synagogue on an area of the Temple Mount that many rabbis agree Jews are allowed to ascend to.

"The Temple Mount is a unique place for prayer," the letter said. "As Prime Minister, we ask you to do what is necessary to establish a place of prayer for Jews on the Temple Mount, in a respectable and peaceful manner, that will honor the holy place we all long for."

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 March 27 - Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For "Brother Extraterrestrial"
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Why in the world is the Vatican searching for extraterrestrial life?  Does the Catholic hierarchy know something about alien life that the rest of us do not?  Why is the largest religious organization on the planet spending so much time and energy looking for "brother extraterrestrial"? 

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 April 3 - Pope entrusts Rwandan reconciliation to Our Lady of Kibeho
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

"Rwanda will in a few days commemorate the 20th anniversary of the horrible genocide which has brought such suffering and wounds, which are still far from healed," the Pope said April 3 at the Vatican. "I join with all my heart in mourning, and I assure you of my prayers for yourselves, for your often torn communities, for all victims and their families, for all Rwandans, without distinction of religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation."

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 April 4 - Daejeon, all religions ready to welcome the Pope
 Article: One World Religion

The announced visit of Pope Francis to South Korea is also helping the interreligious movement and ongoing dialogue in the country. For Koreans of all religions the expression "Francis effect" means: "The spirit of the pope and his action for the poor stirs the hearts of Catholics but also of non-Catholics". And a local Buddhist leader adds: "Having seen him in action, I think he brings a little bit of Heaven to the poor and the sick. I have great respect for him".
This was the climate of interreligious collaboration that pervaded the "Conference of Religious for Peace", which involves the areas of Daejeon Sejong and Chungnam. The group, led by the Catholic bishop Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung- sik, includes the Anglican community, represented by Bishop Kwan Heiyeon; Buddhists , with the vice president in the person of Ven. Beubrun; Protestants, represented by Pastor Nam Jaeyoung and Confucians, represented by Oh Donghwan . The Secretary-General is Ven. Zigang , head of the Nokyawon Buddhist temple.

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 April 3 - "We have to build bridges" says WCC general secretary during his visit to Finland
 Article: One World Religion

"The world does not need another cold war. We have to build bridges between people, churches, religions and countries," Tveit said at the meeting with Tuomioja.
The WCC general secretary and other staff members attended the global partnership consultation titled "Your Kingdom Come" organized by the ELCF. Tveit spoke at the consultation addressing the theme "Challenges and opportunities of global Christianity".

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 March 28 - We know what you're thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds
 Article: Miscellaneous

Think mind reading is science fiction?
Think again.
Scientists have used brain scanners to detect and reconstruct the faces that people are thinking of, according to a study accepted for publication this month in the journal NeuroImage.

In the study, scientists hooked participants up to an fMRI brain scanner - which determines activity in different parts of the brain by measuring blood flow - and showed them images of faces. Then, using only the brain scans, the scientists were able to create images of the faces the people were looking at.

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