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The classical Islamic foundations of modern astronomy

By: Shannon Stirone Source: Astronomy Magazine Astronomy may be the oldest natural science in the world. Before humans ever took to systematically studying the skies, we were craning our necks upwards, observing the curious movements of some bright points of light, and the stillness of others. Civilizations around the world have incorporated astronomical observations into everything from their architecture to their storytelling and while the pinnacle of the science is most commonly thought to have been during the Renaissance, it actually began a thousand years earlier and 5,000 miles to the East. Around the 6th century AD, Europe entered what’s known as the Dark Ages. This period of time...

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Qatar Airways takes record for longest flight ever

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The longest commercial flight in the world – Qatar Airways‘ Doha to Auckland service – touched down ahead of schedule on Monday, February 6, the New Zealand Herald says. Flight QR920 was due to land at Auckland Airport at 7.30am but landed 15 minutes early after a flight of about 16-and-a-quarter hours. This afternoon’s return journey could take more than 18 hours because of headwinds. The airline’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker was aboard the flight and when asked whether any rise in fuel prices could affect commitment to the route, he said it was a long term commitment to the country. “We never close a route...

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Neuroscientist explains why ‘Big Pharma’ doesn’t study effects of fasting on the brain

By: Arjun Walia Source: Collective Evolution MV Editor’s Note: The fascinating information in this article demonstrates some of the wisdom behind fasting and it is also a sign of the words of Allah Most High about the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace), “He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear.” (Quran 7:157) However this kind of information is not the reason we should fast. The reason should be taqwa. Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief...

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