June 13: International Albinism Awareness Day
(Health and Diseases)

In December 2014, the United Nations declared 13 June of every year as International Albinism Awareness Day.

Underground Water Helium levels: Warning?!
(Earth Sciences)

 Studies had found that changes to the chemical makeup of groundwater might occur before earthquakes.

Heroes of the Environment
(Earth Sciences)

Heroes of the Environment is a list published in the Time magazine. It contains 43 entries, individuals or groups who have contributed substantially to the preservation of the environment, and is divided into four categories: Leaders & Visionaries, Activists, Scientists & Innovators, and Moguls & Entrepreneurs.

When in Doubt, Pedal it Out
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle, the United Nations General Assembly has declared 3 June World Bicycle Day.

Where there is Smoke, there is Flame
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Smoking and vaping are but the two sides of the same coin; one might look healthier, but both are dangerous.

Biodiversity: Why Should We Care?
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Biodiversity is the very heart of our life. It is the extraordinary variety of living creatures and ecological communities growing and interacting with each other all over the world. 

A Tea Story
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Imagine ordering your favorite cup of tea at the coffee shop, and the waiter replies: “Tea has gone extinct”! Can you cope with such a future?

Nanolight: World's Most Efficient Light Bulb
(Inventions and Innovations)

NanoLight claims to be 87% more efficient than a standard incandescent and it uses 50% less energy than a compact fluorescent.

Oh, If I Could Fly
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Birds are on the move as annual migration is an integral part of the avian life-cycle. They fly tens of thousands of kilometers in search for more convenient ecological conditions, safer habitats, food, and mating grounds. 

Agricultural Pesticides: Q&A (2)
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

We usually hear contradictory views on agricultural pesticides, with much focus on their hazards.

Agricultural Pesticides: Q&A (1)
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

We usually hear contradictory views on agricultural pesticides, with much focus on their hazards.

The Curious Case of Tuna Fish
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Tuna is highly nutritious and incredibly beneficial to your body and can boost your health. However, some people question whether it is safe to consume tuna, and how much tuna should be consumed.

Science and Business: It Is Complicated!
(Education, Business, and Society)

Although it can be challenging for business people and scientists to appreciate each other’s priorities, understanding the benefits of closer collaboration to get innovation to market can bring both parties closer. 

Safety First
(Education, Business, and Society)

Employees are a company’s greatest asset; just as companies preserve and maintain their equipment, it is a priority to keep their employees safe, especially those working outdoors.

Egypt: The Beginning
(Earth Sciences)

This fertile land, Egypt, daughter of the Nile, irrigated by its waters for thousands of years, was not in that remote past the land we know now. 

Climate Change: the Downfall of Mother Earth
(Earth Sciences)

For many reasons, global warming is not a subject that everyone agrees on. Nevertheless, is it a risk we can afford to take?

The Art of Education
(Education, Business, and Society)

Not only is art a healthy channel of expression, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.

Experimenting in Space: A Brief History
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The idea of space experiments is far from fictional, with the very first experiments in space carried out as early as 1971.

Do's and Don'ts for Diabetics Fasting during Ramadan
(Health and Diseases)

Is fasting safe for diabetics? If the answer is yes, then what are the rules they should follow so it does not affect their health negatively?

Doping in Sports
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Performance-enhancing substances are strictly banned in sporting events; however, things have not always been the same.

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