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The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

One of the largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century Hindu-Buddhist temple in what, today, 1is...

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Most Beautiful Floors

The Ledge, Willis Tower, Chicago Glass floors are rarely less than exciting. Will they bear your weight? Might they trigger vertigo? Here’s one way of finding out, The Ledge, a pair of retractable glass pods projecting from the 103rd floor of Chicago’s Willis Tower, the second tallest building in the...

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The Last Things That Will Make Us Uniquely Human

In a few decades, AI will outstrip many of the abilities we believe make us special. This is a grand challenge for our age, argues researcher Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, and it may require an ‘irrational’ response. One of the most consequential pieces of news from the US in early 2017 was...

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Trials and Tribulations : Exercise for our Souls

A cocoon stirs with signs of life. An opening appears, and you watch as the winged creature inside struggles to emerge from a small tear in the sack of life. Striving to free itself, the butterfly labors for what seems an eternity. You reflect on how easy it would be...

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Nicène Kossentini’s ‘Fugitive’

Sabrina Amrani presented Fugitive, a solo presentation by Nicène Kossentini at Art Dubai 2017. ‘Fugitive’ marks a return of the artist to drawing and aquarelle. The pieces we had a chance to see at Art Dubai borrow from Islamic geometry and architectural patterns’ aesthetics. The artist is taking her inspiration...

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The Surprising Benefits of Landslide

Scientists have long puzzled over how animals reach remote islands in the midst of our vast oceans. There are plenty of possible explanations, but now it seems they may have neglected an essential element: landslides. A study of weevils in the Canary Islands suggests that animals can travel from one...

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Is Crying Good for Health

Crying has often been touted as a good way to relieve stress. Does science back this belief up? Until recently, scientists and authors were at stark disagreement over the point of crying. In King Henry VI, Shakespeare wrote, “to weep is to make less the depth of grief”, and the...

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Abraham Karlsson An Ex Eathiest

I was born in an ordinary, non-religious Swedish home, but with a very loving relationship to each other. I had lived my life 25 years without really thinking about the existence of God or anything spiritual what-so-ever; I was the role model of the materialistic man. Or was I? I...

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to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations

The stress is rising. You’re starting to feel frustrated with situation you’re in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not...

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Hacking Plants for the Future

A new study finds that changing how a plant uses sunlight could mean more food in the future. Hacking isn’t just for computers and smartphones. According to a study published last week in the journal Science, scientists have found a way to hack a plant’s genes in order to make...

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Encrypt Your Life Safely in Less Than an Hour

The use of mobile and computers’ become so common that we probably don’t even know our personal information secretly leaks to others. Just try to recall how many public figures’ personal information or photos leaked to the public over the last 10 years. And look at what’s just recently happened...

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Editorial

Dear Readers Hope you are keeping well. March should be the month of marching forward, reckoning the total amount of creativities in the last year which culminates through the publication spree in the month of February. Twenty first day of the second month on the Gregorian calendar is the International...

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Lead Poem

Jalaluddin Rumi A New Rule It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other, to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene. The lover is even worse than a drunkard. I will tell you what love is: to enter a mine of gold. And what is that gold?...

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Inside/Outside

Iraqi born, Dubai based, Shawkat, known for his conceptual calligraphic style works is presenting his most recent works on paper and linen, a continuation of a series that marked his departure from traditional calligraphy and made his introduction to the Middle Eastern contemporary art scene. Wissam Shawkat explains his transition...

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The Period of Youth

If we examine the life of an average human, we come to realize that life consists of four periods. Childhood: This usually lasts for thirteen to fourteen years. The teenage years which usually lasts for six to eight years depending on when he gets married, (The Period of Youth). The...

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Recreating the Flying Tank

When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands of soldiers battling fierce Soviet resistance, the generals chose instead to blockade the city. It left Leningrad’s three million residents almost completely cut-off from the outside world for 900 days. During those terrible...

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How Islamic Inventors Changed The World

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given the world many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. Here are the 20 of them and a brief story of the men behind the creation. Coffee The story goes that an Arab named Khalid...

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Most Welcoming Countries

For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others. To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in...

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Abdullah DeLancey Ex Christian

My name is Abdullah DeLancey. I am Canadian and I am employed as a Patient Service Worker at the local hospital. I have been married for almost 20 years and we have 3 wonderful children. Alhamdulillah, I am now a Muslim. I wasn’t always a Muslim, though. Previously; I was...