Science

An Overview of the Body’s Amazing, Irreducibly Complex Systems

Look at yourself in the mirror, and wonder.

First of Humankind Found in Morocco

The idea that modern people evolved in a single ‘cradle of humanity’ in East Africa some 200,000 years ago is no longer tenable,… more »

Five Numbers that Will Define the Next 100 Years

Presented herein under are five projections for human life in the next century. These are speculative figures on key parameters like rise in… more »

Link Between Mind and Quantum Physics

The “observer effect,” first noticed in the early years of Quantum Mechanics, seemed to undermine a fundamental assumption behind all Science: that there… more »

What is the Brain?

The brain is the center of the nervous system in animals. All vertebrates and the majority of invertebrates have a brain. Some “primitive”… more »

Earthworms

The next time you pick up an earthworm and toss it onto a compost heap, remember this. You may be wrenching it away from its friends.

What is the Brain?

A brief description of the brain including: consciousness, unconsciousness, dreams, memory, IQ, and other interesting facts.

Al-Battani: Pioneering Muslim Mathematician-Astronomer Extraordinaire (Part-2)

The patient work of direct observation and studied inference based on obtainable evidence was the hallmark of the early Muslim scientists.

Al-Battāni: Pioneering Muslim Astronomer Extraordinaire ( Part-1)

The discoveries of Al-Battani became an integral part of the vehicle in which the scientific enlightenment of the Western world took root and flourished.

2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

The year 2015 represents over ten centuries, since the publication of the great works on optics by the medieval Arab scholars, during the… more »

New Galaxy Most Distant, Yet Discovered

An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet. The galaxy is about 30 billion light-years away. It was found using the Hubble Space Telescope and its distance was then confirmed with the ground-based Keck Observatory in Hawaii.

‘This is the End!’ – Team of Experts Say Humanity Faces Extinction

It’s the unknown factors behind innovative technologies that pose the greatest risk going forward. Machines, synthetic biology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence could become our own worst enemy,

Increased R&D Required to Fight ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’

Governments and organizations across the world, including the World Health Organization, must take the threat of drug resistant infections seriously and

Quadruple Helix DNA Seen in Human Cells

Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time.

God Particle: What Was Left Unsaid*

Everybody was wowed by the recent discovery of a Higgs-like particle, but how many people really understand what was discovered, asks QUENTIN COOPER. The reality is that science is often complex, collaborative and continuous. But with stories,