Articles (Earth Sciences)

Biodiversity and the Pharmaceutical Industry
(Back to Nature)

Observing nature and scouring it in search for remedies and healing is by no means a new trend; humans have done so for tens of millennia.


Moon Valley
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Moon Valley is considered one of the most popular global touristic attractions; tourists visit it to enjoy its peculiar beauty, as if visiting the Moon without leaving Earth!


Nature Phobia
(Behavioral Sciences)

Nature phobia is one of the most popular types of phobia; it is the anxiety and fear of different landscapes around us.

Dragon Blood Tree
(The Big Questions)

The dragon blood tree is a rare plant that grows in rocky grounds and on high locations; it stand outis becuase it bleeds when it is truncated.

The Gate to Hell
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Although the Gate of Hell is not a natural phenomenon, but a human disaster, it has become a famous touristic site in Turkmenistan.

Food Waste and World Hunger
(Food and Agriculture)

Have you ever thought that the food waste you dispose of after each meal could be someone’s most precious wish in a different side of the world? 

The Martian's Food
(Food and Agriculture)

In The Martian, an astronaut whose colleagues think is dead, is abandoned on Mars, where he has to survive on very limited resources.


Nature's Got Talent
(Earth Sciences)

Do you believe that nature's got talent?

The Sound of Earth
(Earth Sciences)

Mother Nature is always speaking; she speaks in a language only the sincere listener can understand; actually, she is not only speaking, she is singing too.

Extracting Fuel from Air
(Versus the Change!)

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a popular  proverb that we realize is true when crises occur or when we go through difficulties in our lives.


Liquid Rainbow
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

According to local legend, the river has escaped paradise to flow through Earth; read on the River of Five Colors and the Liquid Rainbow.

Do Our Bodies Contain Plastics?
(The Big Questions)

This question might sound weired; how would our bodies contain plastic while we definitely do not consume it?

Sun for Life
(Light: Source and Future of Life)

How could solar energy offer better and affordable health services to the residents of remote and rural areas?

Ever Wonder Why? Or How?
(The Big Questions)

We always hear information that amazes or intrigues us and makes us wonder “how or why?”

The Mysterious Case of the Bermuda Triangle
(The Big Questions)

As mysterious as it would read, when you dig deeper, the case becomes less puzzling!

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Back to Nature)

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


Around the World in Five Houses (4)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

In China, several forms of vernacular architecture flourished across the centuries; many remain to this day. 


Around the World in Five Houses (3)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Although vernacular architecture is a universal concept, Africa in particular is rich with numerous examples.


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Back to Nature)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


Around the World in Five Houses (2)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Although the building blocks of igloos are made of ice, their interiors can reach up to 40 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. 

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