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Religious science: Riding the chariots

Dawn: ‘Pilots in ancient India were flying aircraft not only around the world, but from planet to planet as well …’ This was claimed by some speakers during a session…

Materialism makes you a broke jerk, says science

grist.org: by Liza Core — Unless your friends and loved ones gave you backrub coupons for the holidays, you’ve probably found yourself wading through an apartment swamped with a tide of new things.…

House of Debt Economic Commentary from Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

More Evidence Supporting the House of Debt August 8, 2014 By Atif Mian and Amir Sufi Economists of all stripes are baffled by continued economic weakness in the United States.…

10 African startups that rocked 2014

By Loy Okezie, Special to CNN December 24, 2014 — Updated 1500 GMT (2300 HKT) | Snapscan is a mobile payments system that works using QR codes. The South Africa…

Best Muslim Scientific Achievements in 2014

Seems that 2014 was a fruitful year from a scientific point of view for Muslim scientists and Muslim countries. This is a summary review of some of the scientific breakthroughs…

Lausanne scientists step up search for alien life

Published: 30 Dec 2014 09:26 GMT+01:00 Swiss and Belgian researchers said on Monday they have devised the first tiny motion detector that could help find microscopic life forms on distant…

Hunter-gatherer past shows our fragile bones result from inactivity since invention of farming

ScienceDaily — Latest analysis of prehistoric bones show there is no anatomical reason why a person born today could not develop the skeletal strength of a prehistoric forager or a…

Scientists create precursors to human egg and sperm

Scientists at the University of Cambridge working with the Weizmann Institute have created primordial germ cells – cells that will go on to become egg and sperm – using human…

Smartphone use ‘changing our brains’

Source: BBC By Michelle Roberts, Health editor, BBC News online Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers. The scientists…

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run…

6 Reasons Why Visiting Loved Ones Keeps Them Young & Happy

We may be well into this year’s holiday season, but whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Eid, or just a regular day out of the year, visiting your senior loved ones…

Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier

It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festivals from a variety of religions, according to a Kansas State University…

Brain Network That Gives Humans Superior Reasoning Skills

When it comes to getting out of a tricky situation, we humans have an evolutionary edge over other primates. Take, as a dramatic example, the Apollo 13 voyage in which…

There Was a Big Bang for Birds: A sweeping new study tells a long genetic tale

Time: If there’s a factory where birds are built, the workers were clearly smoking something the day they designed the hummingbird. And the ostrich. And the toucan. Imagine, too, the pitch…

A Fascinating New Idea About What It Means When You Start Forgetting Things

Businessinsider.com; It’s a saying favored by boomers and grandparents, a comeback beloved enough to make an appearance in New Yorker cartoons and on countless T-shirts: “I’ve forgotten more than you know.” Now, a…

Student Creates First Ever Man-Made Biological Leaf

HigherPerspective: — The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space from Dezeen on Vimeo. Another hurdle to prolonged interstellar travel has been passed. RCA Graduate Julian Melchiorri has developed a biological leaf…

Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050

BBC News: Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a…

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh the risks as it cuts risk for HIV, STDs and penile cancer

Epigraph: Do they seek a religion other than Allah’s, while to Him submits whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him shall they be…

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