Articles (Culture)

Prayer Time Calculation Method
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Praying five times a day is obligatory for Muslims at prescribed times that are related to the Sun's movement. Here comes the role of astronomy in determining prayer times using mathematics-based astronomical calculations.


Dates and their Nutritional and Health Value
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

During the blessed month of Ramadan, dates are highly consumed as they contain the sugars that provide the fasting person, during breakfast, with high energy that is easily absorbed and assimilated. What are the most famous types of dates? What are their benefits? Do they cause any harm to some people?


Indoor or Outdoor? A Choice for Your Health
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted hanging-out, social gatherings, and spending time outdoors; if you belong to the indoor generation with no deep understanding of what you are missing, this article is for you.


A History of the World’s Future
(The Past and the Future)

With magic numbers such as 2000, 2020, 2222, etc., the years to come have always meant a fantastic world of potential great achievements; yet, prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.


Social Stigma and COVID-19
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The patients of COVID-19 might face negative and social discrimination due to people’s ignorance about the disease. They blame a tangible source of infection, the patient, as if they were the source of the pandemic.


Mother Knows Best
(Science Story Time!)

Sitting down with his small family to watch their favorite daily series, Ahmed hears “etchiu!”; the sound of his younger sister sneezing several times, but no one is paying attention. He looks at his parents and wonders: Are these the symptoms of COVID-19?


Cosmetics between the Past and the Present
(The Past and the Future)

Do you think that cosmetics are a modern invention? You are completely wrong if you thought so; cosmetics are as ancient as history itself!


The Best Way to Change Behavior
(Behavioral Sciences)

Can you remember the last time you achieved a milestone in your life or changed your behavior in a way that you have never imagined? Was that in response to a threat or a reward?


I, You, and the Others
(Science and Art)

Ever since the beginning of times, Man has always sought to represent himself in various ways. We can trace back the appearance of human representation on the walls of prehistoric caves.


The Story of the Senses
(Health and the Human Body)

As children, we were taught that we only have “five senses” to guide us through life; it turns out that what we were taught at school was inaccurate.


Fear of People and Objects
(Behavioral Sciences)

When we hear the word phobia what comes to mind is the reasoning behind it is logical cause of panic; yet, surprisingly, the most widespread phobias are those that cannot be judged logically as terrifying.


What Happens to Our Bodies When We Eat Sushi?
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Sushi, that unique Japanese delicacy that has become popular all over the world and is now one of many people's favorite meals; yet, I regert to inform you that it is not as healthy as you think.


The Sustainable Fashion Industry
(Environment and Climate Change)

The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world; this has led several designers and fashion houses to join the "sustainable fashion" or "environmentally-friendly fashion" trend.


Ageing in the Age of Inequality
(Science Policy and Ethics)

If you ask me about my greatest fear, I would answer “Growing old”! I fear ageism and the unfairness associated to it in every single domain of life.

Food Waste and World Hunger
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

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? 

Deodorants: What they do and what they do not do!
(Safe Summer)

During summer, the sweating rate increases and some often use deodorant to prevent unpleasant smell; however, there have been more allegations trying to link the use of deodorants to some diseases.


Art: A Healing Medium
(Science and Art)

We learn that when we fall and break a limb to go seek medical attention; but what do we do when it is our mental state that is broken? How does one go about remedying that?


COVID-19 Anxiety
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

We are all in a fight against an invisible enemy that can strike unknowingly. It affects everyone differently; the strange nature of this virus makes us worry about what could happen if you or a loved one catch it.


Sticking to Your Plan in the Age of Coronavirus
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty has become the master of the scene, affecting our lives dramatically, and bringing most plans to a halt.


Working from Home; Challenge or Bliss?
(Science at Work)

Working from home is not an easy feat, especially in these challenging time; yet, this current crisis has shown that many can indeed do their work, maybe even work better from home.


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