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The Monster Ships

The beauty salons, swimming pools and even wireless communications of today’s huge cruise ships all got their start with the “floating palaces” of a century ago. When the world’s then-largest ocean liner embarked on its first transatlantic voyage in September 1907, thousands of spectators gathered at the docks of Liverpool...

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Making the World’s Tallest Bike

Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero has used everything from tin fencing to PVC pipes in his efforts to build the world’s tallest bicycle. It’s not possible to keep up with 52-year-old Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero, and it’s not wise to try. On a bright winter day, he flew down Havana’s famed...

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Photo Exhibition: Story of Stateless Rohingya

The photo exhibition titled ‘Rohingya’ currently open at the Java Gallery in Sarajevo shows photographs by David Verberckt, an independent reportage photographer currently living in Budapest, Hungary. David Verberckt is keeping his photographic work close to people, their destinies, hence his reportages portray peculiarities of an often deprived civil society...

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Your Thoughts Change your Brain, Cells, and Genes

We have much more power than ever believed to influence our physical and mental realities. Our mindsets are recognized by our bodies – right down to the genetic level, and the more we improve our mental habits, the more beneficial response we will get from our bodies. Every minute of...

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Cecilla Cannoly An Austrian Ex Christian

Why did I become a Muslim? Let me tell you sincerely that I became a Muslim without even noticing it myself. For, at a very young age I had already completely lost my confidence in Christianity and had begun to feel apathy towards the Christian religion. I was curious about...

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Habits that Turn Dreams into Reality

What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing is simply taking action. I used to be really bad at it when I was younger. Back then I usually got stuck. I got stuck in my dreams about what I...

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Fount Meem Mizan (Oh! Dear Mohammed); Certainly Falls. We have bestowed; Keep God in Calls. To Lord immolate; Sure enemy of you. Owner worst fate; Cut off every new. Identity of Allah Meem Mizan Say, (hey Muhammed); He is Allah, is one. Allah Unbounded; Towards you none! He begets not,...

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The Trials of Ramadan -Mohammad Waliuddin Tanvir

I find the long hours of fasting really hard. I know I am not supposed to say that, but the truth is before every Ramadan, all I think about are the long days ahead. I am absolutely terrified. Then it arrives…Bam! It hits me, and the strange thing is…I survive...

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Germs Power New Paper Batteries

Engineers in upstate New York have invented a folded paper device that looks like a decorated art project. But don’t be fooled. This is actually a paper-based battery. No, it doesn’t look like any of those metal batteries running flashlights or smartphones. This alternative to electronics is based on paper....

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The Promise of 3-D Printed Property

Technological advances in construction will represent a huge shift for the building and real estate industries in the next decade. Are you ready? Imagine if all shoes were still made by hand. While you might yearn for the return of the artisan craft of cobblery, Behrokh Khoshnevis pours cold water...

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Greening of Urban Jungle – Wahidul Islam and Ifrith Islam

Urban agriculture, as opposed to rural agriculture, means more greenery in cities. But the authorities concerned are yet to change their mind in greening the ever expanding urban areas in Bangladesh. Metropolitan agricultures are in the bottom of the list of priority of the department of agricultural extension popularly known...

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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...