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The Islands Where Astronauts Prepare for Mars

The Islands Where Astronauts Prepare for Mars

About once every week at around 21:00, with the light of a million stars to guide them, Raúl Martínez Morales and Amanda Mandry set out to survey Mars. The couple – the former an astrophysicist, the other an obsessive stargazer – start by carefully unpacking their scientific instruments before they...

Mental Health Benefits of Practicing Islam - Najwa Awad

Mental Health Benefits of Practicing Islam – Najwa Awad

Islam provides a general framework on life, and within its teachings one can find many recommendations that promote mental health. Although these tenants are inherently acts of worship, the secondary benefits of maintaining one’s wellness through these actions is supported by modern day research. As a psychotherapist I can attest...

Edge Computing

Edge Computing

Edge computing allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds. Doing this computing closer to the edge of the network lets organizations analyze important data in near real-time...

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line participates in Art Basel with a solo presentation featuring new works by Farah Al Qasimi Farah’s latest body of work looks at domestic traditions of hospitality and interior decor witnessed across public and private spaces in the Gulf states. A ubiquitous mark of Britain’s presence in the...

Latest Claim of Turning Hydrogen into A Metal May Be the Most Solid Yet

Latest Claim of Turning Hydrogen into A Metal May Be the Most Solid Yet

Physicists are crushing it — hydrogen, that is. Squeezing the chemical element to extremely high pressure transforms it into a metal, a trio of researchers claims. The purported metallic hydrogen appeared at a pressure more than 4 million times that of Earth’s atmosphere, the scientists report June 13 at arXiv.org. If confirmed,...

My Friend Rashed - Kazi Falguni Eshita

My Friend Rashed – Kazi Falguni Eshita

“Okay, so perimeter is the border around anything, right, Abba?” Dana asked, still concentrated on the geometric figures spread in front of her. “Yes, princess. Can you tell me what area is?” “Umm…it’s like, the amount of space inside a shape.” Alam Haque ran a hand through his daughter’s thick...

Don’t Compare Your Life to Someone’s Better State

Don’t Compare Your Life to Someone’s Better State

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu   Today I’d like to focus on a negative habit that creates insecurity within, erodes self-esteem and can make you feel quite unhappy with your own life. It’s something that has sprung...

8 Essential Tasks to Maximize Your Creative Output

8 Essential Tasks to Maximize Your Creative Output

Achieving success in all of your creative endeavors can be difficult and daunting. There are numerous factors that inhibit the actualization of your dreams: fear, procrastination, not enough time, and distractions, to name a few. But you have the tools to overcome these difficulties! Incorporate these tasks into your weekly...

Rudyard Kipling – The Answer

Rudyard Kipling – The Answer

A Rose, in tatters on the garden path, Cried out to God and murmured ‘gainst His Wrath, Because a sudden wind at twilight’s hush Had snapped her stem alone of all the bush. And God, Who hears both sun-dried dust and sun, Had pity, whispering to that luckless one, “Sister,...

Jalaluddin Rumi – Reality And Appearance

Jalaluddin Rumi – Reality And Appearance

‘Tis light makes colour visible: at night Red, greene, and russet vanish from thy sight. So to thee light by darness is made known: Since God hat none, He, seeing all, denies Himself eternally to mortal eyes. From the dark jungle as a tiger bright, Form from the viewless Spirit...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear subscribers. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa magferatuhu wa jannatuhu. A wide spectra of faiths focus on learning religious scripts, be it Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism. Most of these faiths inspire their followers to know and practice the commandments particularly Islam makes it mandatory to learn scripture....

Dangers of alcohol

Dangers of alcohol

“Truly, Allah has cursed khamr or drug, the one who produces it, the one for whom it is made, the one who consumes it, and the one who serves it, the one who carries it, the one for whom it is carried, the one who sells it, the one who...

Eat good, feel good.

Eat good, feel good.

“O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth that is lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.” (Sura 2. Bakara, Verse -168)   Dear brothers and sisters, Allah encourages us to eat wholesome food and couples it with...

The Melting Arctic Ice is releasing poisons

The Melting Arctic Ice is releasing poisons

In 2012, Sue Natali arrived in Duvanny Yar, Siberia, for the first time. Then a postdoctoral research fellow studying the effects of thawing permafrost due to climate change, she had seen photos of this site many times. Rapid thawing at Duvanny Yar had caused a massive ground collapse – a...

Reinvent Yourself and Redefine Your Future

Reinvent Yourself and Redefine Your Future

Do you ever wish you could change your past? We all go through struggles in life, make mistakes, and face certain hardships and challenges that prevent us from moving ahead. The important thing is to learn how to come out stronger, and become even better than you were before. Though,...

Inside Nasa’s Unseen Archives

Inside Nasa’s Unseen Archives

As a space-mad boy in suburban England, Benedict Redgrove watched grainy television pictures of the space shuttle Columbia as it soared into Earth’s orbit from Cape Canaveral for the first time, “heart beating, head swimming, and full of nervous excitement”. Decades later, the photographer found himself at the same launchpad,...

Ihsan The Pursuit of Excellence

Ihsan The Pursuit of Excellence

Ihsan (Excellence in faith)… just thinking the word in my head has a special ring to it, brings a certain unique, inspiring feeling to my heart. This word, this topic moves me. I hope it has that effect on you as well. Our religion, our way of life is composed...

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Google, IBM and a handful of startups are racing to create the next generation of supercomputers. Quantum computers, if they ever get started, will help us solve problems, like modelling complex chemical processes, that our existing computers can’t even scratch the surface of. But the quantum future isn’t going to...