Articles (Sun)

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
(Safe Summer)

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 the Human Body)

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 the Human Body)

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)
(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
(Science Everywhere)

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
(Health and the 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!
(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.


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