Literature

Will Fuel Stations Survive?

Will Fuel Stations Survive?

In the summer of 1888, Bertha Benz (yes, that Benz) became the first person to take an automobile on a long distance road-trip. She also became the first person to have their car run out of fuel. If her steed were a horse, she’d have been able to stop at any of the...

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Why is Biodiversity Good for the Economy?

Why is Biodiversity Good for the Economy?

You may have noticed that the conservation can be contentious. But no matter how you feel about bees or trees or even fleas, here is one totally practical argument for keeping as many species around as possible: biodiversity is good for the economy.  For example, in a...

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Are We Really 99% Chimp?

Are We Really 99% Chimp?

It is often said that we humans share 50% of our DNA with bananas, 80% with dogs, and 99% with chimpanzees. Taken literally, those numbers make it sound that we could pluck one cell from a chimp and one from a human, pull out the tangled bundles of DNA known as...

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Four Reasons Our Brains Suck at Pandemics

Four Reasons Our Brains Suck at Pandemics

The human brain is a frustrating thing. On the one hand, it has the analytical power to do the science, to develop the tests and treatments and vaccines we need to stop pandemics. On the other hand it's often irrational and makes us think and act in ways that help the...

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How Do You Know If You Have Depression?

How Do You Know If You Have Depression?

Depression is a serious illness that affects over 300 million people worldwide. While everyone feels sad sometimes, people with Major Depressive Disorder, or clinical depression, can be down for weeks, months, or even years. It’s not something they can shake by...

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What happens if you get HIV / AIDS?

What happens if you get HIV / AIDS?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is one of the incurable STI or Sexually Transmitted Infections. While some STIs are easy to treat once identified, others like HIV have no cure. Once infected, you have the virus for life. That is what it is so incredibly important...

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What If The Earth Were Twice As Big?

What If The Earth Were Twice As Big?

We live in a part of the solar system called the Goldilocks zone, where it’s not too hot that all the water evaporates away but it’s also not too cold where it freezes instead. And unless you are an astronaut the big spherical rock will be your home for life. But what...

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What Does a Panic Attack Actually Do To Your Body?

What Does a Panic Attack Actually Do To Your Body?

Have you ever suddenly, for no reason, feared you were going to die, or sensed impending danger, or felt a detachment from yourself? These scary but very real experiences are symptoms of a panic attack. The intense fear experienced during these attacks also causes...

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Islamic Arts and Spirituality

Islamic Arts and Spirituality

This article is a brief comprehension of what Islamic arts is and how to understand its spiritual significance; as perceived from Nasr Hossain’s book, “Islamic arts and spirituality.” According to Nasr, Before we talk about the spiritual significance of Islamic arts...

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