Articles (Sun)

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?
(Earth and Sky)

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
(Earth and Sky)

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!
(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.


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
(Energy and Water)

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

Healing Light
(Health and the Human Body)

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


The Dawn of Time: A Tale of Egyptian Astronomy
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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


Achilles Heel
(Safe Summer)

Whenever I read this story, I ask myself: Is this part of the body really so vulnerable that the Ancient Greeks created a myth about it?


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.

The Sun: the Source of Life
(Energy and Water)

In summer, we always complain of the Sun’s heat, sometimes wishing it would just disappear! Can we live or even imagine life without a Sun?


Around the World in Five Houses (1)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

From freezing icy, to melting sandy environments, humans inhabit most of the terrestrial spots on Earth. Let us take a tour around the world to examine different houses.


Maryam Al-Astrolabiya: Arab Astronomer Pioneer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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


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? 

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.


Solar Eclipses: When the Sun Hides and We Seek!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A total solar eclipse is a lifetime experience; the air temperature falls; the sky darkens; even stars and planets appear in daytime; animals get confused: in the darkness of totality bats fly and birds sleep!

Blue Gold
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Can you imagine your life without water? Of course not, life without water is impossible; we need water to survive.


Rare Astronomical Phenomena
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The skies never stop amazing us with numerous, fascinating, and often rare astronomical phenomena.

Journey to the Moon
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

Being our nearest neighbor, the Moon has always found its way into the realms of human curiosity; its desolate beauty has been the source of fascination, inspiring a rich cultural and symbolic tradition.


The Origins of the Four Elements: Earth and Water
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

From ancient civilizations to modern day, the colors and symbols of the four elements have represented the different aspects of nature and the forces of energy in our world.


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