Articles

Make Your Own Telescope
(The Scientist Inside You)

The holy month of Ramadan will start in few days, bringing its blessings along. Make your own telescope to be able to observe Ramdan's crescent moon by yourself.


Virus Hunters: Preventing the Coming Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

How many infectious agents could become new threats to humanity? Supposedly, at least thousands; although it is difficult to make a precise estimate. Most of these will probably never become a real danger, but just as likely one will.


Should We Fear New Variants of the Coronavirus?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The coronavirus acquires new mutations and changes as time passes. The danger of these mutations lies in enabling the virus to escape the immune system or resist vaccines.


Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Female Doctor
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school in 1849.


When Death is Essential
(Good and Evil)

There are a lot of death forms inside our bodies as we live. This death, on the cellular level, is essential for life!


Egyptian Scientist Nashwa El-Bendary
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Meet the Egyptian scientist Nashwa El-Bendary, winner of the ALECSO and L'Oréal-UNESCO awards.

Coffee: Bliss or Sin?
(Good and Evil)

For coffee lovers, what is it about coffee that gets us hooked? Why is it good? Why is it bad?


Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820, to a wealthy family who expected her to make a good marriage and live a conventional upper-class woman’s life. Yet, she had another plan that ended up into a long-lasting celebrated legacy.


Are we destined for a Dystopian Tech-Future?
(Good and Evil)

Technology in and of itself is neutral; however, depending on how it is used, it can have positive or negative effects.


Margaret Ann Bulkley: The Victor/Victoria of Medicine
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

In the early 17th-century Britain, when no female students were admitted into medical schools, Margaret Ann Bulkley made history as the first female to graduate as a medical doctor from Edinburgh University and became the first British female surgeon, all while disguised as a man.


When the Hero is also the Villain
(Good and Evil)

What makes us think of certain people as heroes or villains? Is it their compassion? Their body shape? Their selfless or greedy acts? Or, is it our own perspective that controls the way we look at them? Can someone be both a hero and a villain?

Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.


Cancer Patients amidst a Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

No doubt the pressure has been double for people who are already fighting other chronic or serious diseases.  This article is dedicated to shed light on some facts related to cancer patients and COVID-19.

Women Physicians of Ancient Egypt
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

No wonder the Ancient Egyptian civilization, being one that allowed its female members to pursue their dreams, is recognized as one of the greatest on Earth.


An Overview of the Sinopharm and Pfizer Vaccines
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

After a crazy, hectic year, we have a number of vaccines for corona virus, of which  we will tackle Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Sinopharm’s.


Sally Ride: A Space Pioneer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

We are all familiar with Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin. However, few of us know about female astronauts, one of whom is Sally Ride, the first female to orbit the Earth.


Spring Allergy and the Coronavirus
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

It is better to know well the symptoms of COVID-19 and similar diseases, particularly seasonal allergies—the most notorious of which is Spring allergy—so that we can differentiate between them.


Samira Moussa; the Unfulfilled Dream
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

We pay humble tribute to Samira Moussa; an outstanding woman and scientist who could have become the first Egyptian Nobel Laureate, had she lived long enough to receive that superior recognition.


The Silver Lining of Negative Emotions
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Throughout our lives, we encounter situations that trigger emotions deep inside; they form our human experience and make us who we are.


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?


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