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‘1001 Inventions’ celebrates contributions by Muslims

Source : Saudi Gazette / 24 Dec 2014

While Europe was grappling through the “Dark Ages,” the Muslims were thriving and experiencing what was for them, “the Golden Ages.”

They made groundbreaking discoveries and inventions in areas of astronomy, mathematics, medicine, mechanics, and more; they greatly influenced the lives of people and served as a foundation for educating generations for years to come.


First Arab-built satellite set for lift-off in 2017

Source : Al Arabiya News / 31 Dec 2013

The United Arab Emirates plans to launch the first Arab-built satellite into orbit in 2017, according to the state news agency WAM.

The ‘Khalifa Sat’ is set to be the fifth satellite owned by the UAE, but the first to be wholly manufactured in the country.


Al-Biruni: A Master of Scholarship

Source : / 20 Dec 2013

When learning about Islamic history, it’s hard to not be amazed at the scientific and intellectual accomplishments of Muslims in the past. From medicine to mathematics to philosophy to art to physics, during their golden age, Muslims were at the forefront of almost all sciences, making new discoveries and building on earlier ones. Names like Ibn Sina, Ibn al-Haytham, Ibn Khaldun, and al-Farabi come to mind when people think of the giants of Islamic science.


Temperature limit too high to avoid climate change - study

Source : / 5 Dec 2013

An internationally agreed target to limit rises in global average temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius is around double the threshold that would avoid catastrophic climate change, a study by 18 eminent scientists said.


2013 is seventh hottest year, rising seas worsen typhoon

By Alister Doyle and Michael Szabo / 15 Nov 2013

This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 and rising sea levels caused by climate change are aggravating the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.

More greenhouse gases in the atmosphere meant a warmer future, and more extreme weather, was inevitable, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said in a statement during Nov. 11-22 climate talks among almost 200 nations in Warsaw.


Facebook makes you unhappy - study

Source : RT / 17 Aug 2013

The more time you spend on Facebook, the unhappier you become. That’s the not-so-astounding finding of the first study measuring the social network’s impact on users’ psychological well-being.

And (surprise, surprise) the survey finds that interacting with people “directly” – you know, face-to-face, or over the phone – actually makes you happier.


Sugar shortens life, hinders reproduction, says study

Source : AP / 15 Aug 2013

Sugar, even at moderate levels, could be toxic to your health — or at least to your sex life, a new study says.

Scientists at the University of Utah looked at how sugar affected mice and found that the mouse equivalent of just three sugary sodas a day had significant negative effects on life span and competition for mates.


Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger

Source : Reuters / 6 Aug 2013

A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger.

The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food shortages and help combat climate change, will be fried in a pan and tasted by two volunteers.


Miraculous Mixture: Mother's Milk

Source : / 29 May 2013

And We have enjoined upon man goodness towards his parents: His mother bore him by bearing strain upon strain, and his weaning was in two years: “[Hence, O man,] be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the eventual coming.” (Qur'an, 31:14)


Prophetic Medicine in Modern Life

By Karima Burns / 16 May 2013

Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The stomach is the central basin of the body, and the veins are connected to it. When the stomach is healthy, it passes on its condition to veins, and in turn the veins will circulate the same and when the stomach is putrescence, the veins will absorb such putrescence and issue the same”.


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