Articles (Sociology)

Helen Keller: The Creation of a Miracle

The eyes and the ears are human beings’ most valuable possessions that keep them connected to the world.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
(How Things Work)

The success or failure of any criminal investigation often depends on the recognition of physical evidence left behind at a crime scene and the proper analysis of that evidence.

Ecosystems in Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities
(Environment and Us)

Egypt is a land of exquisite—but fragile—ecosystems, such as The Red Sea coral reef, the wetlands bordering the Nile freshwaters, the bitter lakes, and the coastal lagoons.

Immortal Cells
(Human Health)

All humans are made of the same organs, but we are all unique. One of the greatest features of humanity is each person’s individuality, and this can extend even to your cells. One such individual with cells like no other is Henrietta Lacks.

Inventions that Changed the Course of History: The Rocket
(Human Civilization)

Throughout history, there has been confusion between the words rocket and missile. A rocket generally refers to a device, which after launch, is recovered using a parachute or streamer. A missile is defined as a flying device which is not recovered.

Agriculture and Civilization
(Human Civilization)

Only with agriculture did humans really become humans. It is when Man lifted himself out of the savage life of foraging: living in caves, searching for food from dawn until dusk, chasing beasts or being chased by them, always hungry and worried where to find the next meal.

Inventions that changed the Course of History: Dynamite
(Human Civilization)

Almost everyone knows the story behind the Nobel Prize. We know how Alfred Nobel’s invention of dynamite made him feel obliged to create an icon of peace that neutralizes the unintentional evil uses of his invention.

Inventions that changed the Course of History: The Engine
(Human Civilization)

Ever since the dawn of history and until maybe the late 18th century, all sources of energy available for mankind were confined to human strength, animals, wind energy, and water energy. 

An Inconvenient Truth
(Human Civilization)

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 provocative documentary on global warming directed by Davis Guggenheim.

Esperanto: A Universal Language
(Human Civilization)

Would it not be amazing if we all had a shared language? 

The Last of His Tribe
(Human Civilization)

Cooking for one, hunting for one, taking care of your house by yourself, having no one to talk to because no one speaks your language; this is the life a man leads in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. He is the last of his tribe.

Can the Next Tsunami Strike Home?
(Human Civilization)

On the morning of 21 July 365 CE, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Greece triggered a killer Mediterranean tsunami, more than 30 m high, that devastated our home city of Alexandria. 

Water Shaping Human Civilization
(Human Civilization)

Water is the most powerful element on the planet. 

Easter Island: A Lesson for Humanity
(Human Civilization)

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the Southeast Pacific Ocean.

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
(Human Civilization)

More than eight decades ago, the discovery of antibiotics caused a revolution in the treatment of infections, transforming once deadly diseases that killed thousands every year into manageable health problems, treatable by a simple course of antibiotics.

World War II
(Human Civilization)

World War II was a long and bloody war that lasted for six years.

Steam Power and the Industrial Revolution: 1760-1840

The Industrial Revolution began in England, then spread throughout Europe and then North America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

(Come to Your Senses)

SONAR is an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging.

The Spinning Wheels of Technology
(Technology and Us)

Can you imagine life without wheels?

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