Science


Earthworms

Dave (an earthworm) has been measured at 16in (40cm) long, making him and her (we’ll explain that later) the longest earthworm recorded in… more »

What is the Brain?

Consciousness Consciousness is a constellation of attributes of mind such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, and the ability to perceive a relationship between oneself… more »

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,

Faith and Science

The relationship of science and faith can be studied at various levels of thought. Philosophers have a tough time in this field.

Is the Appendix an Useless Organ?

Researchers have recently discovered that the appendix acts as a ‘good safe house for bacteria’. This protects and fosters the growth of good germs for use in the intestines, and enables digestive bacteria system to