Articles (Sun)

An Overview of the Solar System
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The universe is a gigantic place and Earth only makes up a tiny part of it. Let us not go too far, we are only discussing the solar system.


Go Green (1): Your Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle at Home
(Education, Business, and Society)

Never miss a chance to live a little greener. You can practice simple good green habits and lead a sustainable lifestyle at your home.


If It Had Not Been for Our Climate…
(Earth Sciences)

Many people complain frequently, and I may understand this if it is of the challenges in life; yet, I am surprised by those who complain about our climate and surrounding nature. I always hear: "What a climate! Why does it not rain as it does in other countries? We do not have a lovely ambiance or spectacular scenes!" As if we have the choice to be in this nature or that!


Look Up: Once-in-a-50-Millenia Comet to Appear in the Sky!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A green comet will make its closest approach to the Sun and Earth in January and early February 2023; do not miss this awesome opportunity.


The Sun: A Profile
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

There are billions of stars in the Milky Way, but the Sun is the most prominent star for us; although it is a common middle-sized yellow star.


Is the Sky Really Blue?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A frequently asked question by children is: “Why is the sky blue?” Some answer: “because it reflects the color of the ocean”.

The Impact of Solar Flares on Communication Systems
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although the Sun is about 150 million kilometers away from Earth, it is responsible for life as we know it; yet, can it also be a source of danger?


iTelescopes!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Many people enjoy watching the night sky or the day sky to observe stars, planets, solar eclipses and sunspots; accordingly, the technology of needed equipement is developing.


Weather Effects on Blood Diseases
(Health and Diseases)

Weather can deeply affect people; how does it affect certain types of diseases, such as blood diseases?


Is the Coronavirus Affected by Weather?
(Health and Diseases)

Two years or more have passed since the coronavirus attacked Planet Earth; can we determine in which of the seasons it has spread most?


World Giraffe Day (21 June)
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

The World Giraffe Day is celebrated on 21 June; ironically, it is the same day celebrating the longest day of the year!


Daylighting Our Lives
(Education, Business, and Society)

With the increasing rise of building heights, getting enough natural light is becoming more and more difficult, and the Sun plays a short game of peek-a-boo with residents.


Health Myths
(Human Body)

Popular heritage comprises myriads of health myths that have been passed on and believed though faulty and unscientific.


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.


Could A Black Hole Bring the End of the World?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Black holes are a big concern; not just for NASA scientists, but for the whole world. The biggest question is: What would happen if a black hole reached us? Would it be our doom?


Earth’s Cousin
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Each discovery is a significant milestone in humanity’s efforts to find evidence of life elsewhere in our galaxy; astronomers are looking for a planet that mimics the Earth’s characteristics to be able to support life.


Deodorants: What they do and what they do not do!
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

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.


Is the Sun going on Lockdown too?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Recent reports state that the activity on the Sun’s surface has fallen dramatically, promoting a period of solar minimum that might cause droughts and famine on Earth.


UNDP Energy Project in Zimbabwe
(Earth Sciences)

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

Healing Light
(Health and Diseases)

The Sun was worshiped by several ancient civilizations, but with their demise, its worship diminish and the knowledge of its healing powers.


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