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Contagion (2011): When Fiction Becomes Reality
(Science and Art)

One sobering and undeniable example of a prognostication that became a reality is the plot of the pandemic-based blockbuster movie Contagion, released in 2011, in relation to the COVID19 pandemic, which hit the world in late 2019.


Deepfakes: Not Everything You See is Real
(Good and Evil)

Imagine waking up someday to find a perfectly made fake video portraying you practicing some magic tricks. How would you feel about it? Imagine again, how would you feel if this video goes viral?


A Healthy School Environment for Better Education
(Education)

Schools are of major importance to individuals and societies. They are not only places for acquiring knowledge, but also environments where children and adolescents spend most of their day.


Combating a Virus
(Health and the Human Body)

A virus can be weakened or inactivated to stimulate the immunity system.

Rare Bacteria Makes PCR Technology Possible
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the new coronavirus pandemic hit the world last year, the PCR test has become familiar to almost everybody. What is PCR technology, how did it start, and what are the challenges it faced at the beginning?


Children with Learning Disabilities:Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
(Woman and Child)

Throughout my experience as a teacher, I cannot say that all of my students were high achievers. Some have problems that can make it difficult for them to learn as quickly as other students.

A Brief History of the Banana
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Most of us cannot imagine the world without the banana; it is one of the globe’s most favorite fruits. In 2019 alone, over 115 million tonnes of bananas were produced.

Big Data for Smarter Education
(Education)

Few people seem to have a clear understanding of what big data in education means, what is the output, or how it can affect the life of students and teachers or coaches and players.


The Working Duck: Integrated Rice-Duck Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Some farmers are shying away from their overreliance on chemicals in farming and instead turning to old farming methods; one being integrated rice-duck farming.


Better Genes for More Crops
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Gene editing in plants aims to increase their nutritional value and fruit size, as well as enhance their ability to resist diseases and pests, and prolonging their shelf life.


The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Life Sciences)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


Hydroponics: Soil-less Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Farmers use hydroponics to grow plants that need hard-to-maintain soil conditions. This technique depends on growing plants in nutrient solutions with or without the use of an artificial medium to provide mechanical support.


Vegetarianism: The Pros and Cons
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

While some people cannot imagine a day without meat, others insist that a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is the best way to enjoy food and stay healthy.


Do Coronavirus differentiate between Males and Females?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the beginning of the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, scientists have noticed that the severe symptoms of the disease are more common in men than women, even the death rates are higher.


Greenhouses of Hope
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Greenhouses are by no means a new invention, as they have been used by farmers since the 17th century; but, how have greenhouses developed over the years? What are their advantages and disadvantages?


Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
(Woman and Child)

Several weeks ago, the story of a baby boy called Rasheed went viral on social media when his parents sought assistance from the government to help provide the treatment of their son’s rare disease: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).


Tips for Safe Picnicking
(Safe Summer)

Spending time outdoors has several health benefits, and food always makes gatherings more enjoyable! If you plan on picnicking, it is easy to get distracted; we have, thus, gathered these handy tips to help you safely prepare for your next trip.


Smart Machines Exploring the World Oceans
(Oceans and Marine Life)

The oceans carry numerous species that are yet to be discovered; the robotics industry and artificial intelligence are making the process much more accessible and affordable.


The Importance of Sports for People with Special Abilities
(Science and Sports)

Sports can help people with disabilities restore their balance, integrate into the society, and develop their physical and mental abilities.


Viral Arts
(Life Sciences)

Viruses differ in types, but they also differ in their composition. Nevertheless, they all pass through the same phases when attacking a cell, or when looking for a host to reproduce.


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