Articles (Sky)

The Dawn of Time: A Tale of Egyptian Astronomy
(Human Civilization)

The Egyptians, they said, were the first to discover the solar year. They obtained this knowledge from the stars.


Anatomy of Myth (2)
(The Big Questions)

What makes myths dangerous is that they are developed through verbal tradition, ironically, commonly believed myths are scientific.


Interstellar: A Journey into Knowledge
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although Interstellar is a science-fiction movie, it does not depart from reality entirely; it introduces people to Theoretical Physics.


Anatomy of Myth (1)
(The Big Questions)

In ancient times, humans did not have the technology to explain ideas scientifically so they created fictional stories to explain the mysteries of life.

Do Not Let the Sky Fall!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Predictions that the world is about to end have been going on for centuries based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.

Mining the Sky II
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

What if the greatest discovery of natural resources did not take place here on Earth, but in the sky?


The Nazca Lines: A Mysterious Peruvian Treasure
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

The advent of aviation enabled us to discover a long-hidden treasure of ancient civilization; we mean the amazing Nazca Lines.


Heavenly Kaleidoscope
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Observing the heavenly sphere, astronomers witness a kaleidoscope of colors, each color having its own significant meaning.

Why the Image of the Black Hole is a Big Deal?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you are wondering why the image of the black hole is a big deal, do not worry, we have got you covered.


Red Planet Mission: Women Onboard
(Women and Science)

Working at NASA is a dream for many people. Women are part of this great human endeavor; it was in 1978 that NASA hired its very first female astronauts.

InSight Lands on Mars
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you have looked up at the sky on 31 July 2018, you could have probably seen Mars shining brightly without resorting to any special equipment.


Physical Phenomena and the World of Design
(Science and Art)

Because we are accustomed to live with tools and machines that allow us access to endless information, designers pursue graphs, codes, and software that transforms data and variables into unique shapes.

Maryam Al-Astrolabiya: Arab Astronomer Pioneer
(Women and Science)

The young Maryam was raised amidst a mathematical, astronomical environment. She delved into both sciences to design and build the “complex” astrolabe.


The Story of the Best Astronomical Picture of the 20th Century
(Science and Art)

At the end of 1999, international cultural authorities competed in an open poll on the so-called “Best Thing” of the 20th century. NASA's website asked people to vote for the best astronomical picture captured in the 20th century.


Caroline Herschel: An Iconic Woman Astronomer
(Women and Science)

The German-born English astronomer, Caroline Herschel, was the first woman to discover a comet, to be officially recognized in a scientific position and get paid for her contribution to science.

Hypatia: The Bride and Martyr of Science
(Women and Science)

Human history has witnessed tragedies and horrors that the people of science have endured confronting extremism and intolerance.


The Planet with Diamond Rain
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever imagined that the sky can rain something other than water? To rain diamonds for example? 

Extraterrestrial Farming
(Food and Agriculture)

With ongoing man-made and natural calamities hitting Earth, scientists are working on several projects that aim to find other planets suitable for life. 

Stephen Hawking: A Legacy of Hope
(Education)

A disease as grave as ALS could have broken any spirit; however, some people’s strength and determination are stronger than any disease; Stephen Hawking is one of those towering figures.

Chemistry of Summer
(Safe Summer)

Becoming a science communicator has made me curious about the chemistry behind everything I use. As we approach the summer, I found myself compelled to how to enjoy it while staying healthy.


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