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Can Robots Have Free Will, Do We?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful (non-distributed) computer systems in the world. The…

Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

February 6, 2015 Canada today provided terminally-ill citizens with increased peace of mind and control over the dying process. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that those who are terminally…

Happiness is not about YOU, its about US

Source: Psychology Today Recently a lot of research has been coming out about what really makes us happy. I have seen TED talks and documentaries on Netflix on happiness. Time…

What We Learn Before We’re Born: Ted Talk

Source: TED Talks Annie Murphy Paul, a science writer and reporter, has recently done research on fetal origins which is based on the theory that our health and our well-being…

I’m an atheist psychiatrist. Should I see patients who believe in God?

Source: Washington Post By Jean Kim January 26 at 12:25 PM Jean Kim is a psychiatrist at the U.S. State Department and a writer working in Washington, DC. My religious…

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…

230,000 Ontarians considered suicide in past year, report estimates

Source: Global News More Ontarians are reporting mental anguish and almost a quarter million have considered killing themselves in the past 12 months, according to a report from the Centre…

11 Things Powerful People Never, Ever Think

Source: The Huffington Post By Chris Deaver, Inspiration designer and HR Business Partner Powerful people think in a healthy way that invites inspiration. From when they wake up in the…

TED Talk: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Negative thinking is inevitable — but it doesn’t have to completely derail your life. Whether it’s stopping those thoughts in their tracks or knowing the right strategies to reframe them,…

Alien hand syndrome

Alien hand syndrome, (AHS) is a rare neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of what is happening or having control over the action. The afflicted…

How I Conquered Worry

Six Major Troubles Hit Me All At Once – C. I. Blackwood I Can Turn Myself into a Shouting Optimist within an Hour – Roger W. Babson How I Got Rid of…

Pope Francis Does Believe in Demons. Do You?

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37) Pope Francis Thanks…

Exorcism: Is the Bible to Blame?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times  Spinello Aretino Exorcism of St Benedict Pope Benedict unwittingly performed an exorcism of two men possessed by…

Protestant Clergy Rarely Preach About Mental Illness, and How can Islam Help

Epigraph: And when My servants ask thee (Muhammad) about Me, say: ‘I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken…

Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US. Scientists from…

Science of languages, the fingerprint of God

News24: It is said that there are 6909 different languages including dialects. Apparently over 2000 of these languages are spoken by less than 1000 people. Hundreds of languages are disappearing…

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