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Robots Are Coming For Your Vote

You’re standing in the polling booth, crisp ballot paper in hand, a dozen or more names printed across it. Many of them you’ve never encountered before. The cross you put next to one of them, however, will shape the government for years to come. How do you choose? It is...

The Czech Town That Invented The Dollar

The US dollar is the most widely used currency in the world. It is both the primary de facto global tender and the world’s unofficial gold standard. According to the International Monetary Fund, 62% of the planet’s financial reserves are held in US dollars – more than double the total...

Drones Help Scientists Weigh Whales At Sea

Weighing a whale is a beast of a challenge. Scientists who study these majestic mammals can’t just hoist them out of the water and plop them onto some scale. But researchers now have a method to estimate a whale’s weight without disturbing it. The approach uses drone imagery of the animals at...

The Quran: A Master Key

A total of 1.5 billion Muslims reside in the world in almost 56 countries. The Quran is recited and followed widely in the world. Being a common human being every one of us may be got the questions deep inside our brains and in our hearts that,  Why were we...

Surviving a Shipwreck

The wind had dropped the night before, but the sea was still running pretty heavy, especially for a boat like the Lucette. The waves were about head height and in a small boat there was a real risk of going over the side. In the distance a shape in the...

How Salmon Can Transform A Landscape

Skeins of wispy clouds obscure the tops of distant forested mountains, reflected in calm waters. On this midsummer morning at least, the Pacific is living up to its name on this stretch of Canada’s west coast. Backpacks and thermoses in hand, four researchers tread down a wooden strutted ramp to...

A Tale of Three Drinks – Zayed Shahnewaz and Ifrith Islam

Trees and plants are important nutrient source for humans. They get various types of micronutrients from various types of plant sources. Vitamins and minerals are the main constituents humans get from vegetables and fruits. Carbohydrate comes from grains but for protein people depend on animals because animal flesh and related...

John Milton – On His Blindness

John Milton – On His Blindness

WHEN I consider how my light is spent E’re half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg’d with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, least he returning chide,...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal – The Cloud on the Mountain

Allama Muhammad Iqbal – The Cloud on the Mountain

Elevation bestows the sky’s nearness to my abode I am the mountain’s cloud, my skirt sprinkles roses Now the wilderness, now the rose garden is my abode City and wilderness are mine, ocean is mine, forest is mine If I want to return to some valley for the night The...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear subscribers Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Hope this issue will find you fit and well by the grace of Almighty Allah and also because you take care of your health through healthy eating and drinking. From time immemorial people eat and drink to live. These two things are...

How To Never Miss Fajr Prayer Again

False beliefs and superstitions

“If the nation were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allah had already prescribed against you.” ( Tirmidhi, Sifat al-Qiyamah, 59) Dear brothers and sisters, One day Prophet Muhammad (saw) was on a road trip with his paternal uncle’s son...

Technology addiction and social media ethics

“Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart – about all those one will be questioned.” (Surah No. 17: Isra; Verse No. 36) Dear brothers and sisters, Islam primarily aims to ensure that the lives, properties, mental health, dignity, and...

Poker Face – MSF Sadib

Poker Face – MSF Sadib

As I stand there with total disapproval against my mind the city was roaring with wild rush. Calmly I was envisaging this peaceful fuzzy day going by. But as for my musing mind I wasn’t quite sure on that part.To me I was like this pebble in a river current...

Other than Primates Crows could be the Smartest Animal

Other than Primates Crows could be the Smartest Animal

The crow’s name was Betty. And she was on her way to stardom. A gaggle of Oxford University scientists watched in wonder as she casually picked up a piece of wire in her cage and then used a nearby object to bend it at one end, transforming the wire into...

A slice of the US in Denmark

A slice of the US in Denmark

It was 4 July, and I was watching the Stars and Stripes hoisted up a flagpole by men in uniform as a country singer in cowboy boots and hat belted out my national anthem. This was followed by a moment of prayer, asking God to bless the US president. Then...

5G and Wi-Fi 6

5G and Wi-Fi 6

Student device usage is on the rise: As noted by recent EDUCAUSE research, 95 percent of postsecondary students have smartphones and 91 percent own laptops. The result is growing demand for anytime, anywhere access that supports peer-to-peer collaboration, project coordination and student-to-staff communication. To meet evolving expectations, colleges are embracing...

Stockholm’s Rooftop Tour

Stockholm’s Rooftop Tour

The best way to get a sense of the Swedish capital’s island landscape isn’t from the sea. It’s from the air – 43m in the air, to be exact. A view from above Stockholm is a city of water. Founded by seafaring tradesmen, the centre of the Swedish capital stretches...

When It is Better to Take Notes by Hand

When It is Better to Take Notes by Hand

These days many people can type faster than they can write by hand, particularly if they’ve grown up using laptops. This is a hugely useful skill of course and allows you to take copious notes, quickly and easily, which must surely be a good thing, right? Maybe not. In an...