Gunman kills dean in Yemen’s University of Aden, her son and granddaughter

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The dean of the College of Health and Sciences at University of Aden was killed on Tuesday after a gunman broke into her home in Enmaa, Yemen. Dr. Najat Ali Moqbel was not the only victim, the armed man also killed her son Sameh Shoukry, an architect, and his daughter. According to security sources, the suspect has been arrested. Preliminary investigations show that the man in question was the family’s taxi driver. As per eyewitness accounts, the attacker escaped the crime scene ...

VIDEO: Dubai center that seeks to create awareness about space, astronomy

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Thuraya Astronomy Center is the place where people can come down and experience astronomy, Hasan Ahmad al-Hariri, the center’s Director and chief executive of the Dubai Astronomy Group, has said. Speaking to Al Arabiya English, he said that the center educates people about space and prepares them to explore the subject. The Center is clearly more than just a place to observe stars in the city. Life-long journey Al-Hariri says that they are putting a life-long journey on the table. He said ...

Modi ministers ‘inventing’ scientific history to thrust greatness on Hindu India

Saturday, 28 April 2018

The regime change in India’s state of Tripura made headlines when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested power from Communists who had ruled over the remote northeastern state for a record 23 years. In contrast, the appointment of Biplob Deb as Tripura’s new BJP Chief Minister was a low key affair which was barely noticed outside Tripura. But last week Deb, 44, suddenly grabbed national attention by announcing that the Internet was up and running in India in 10th ...

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency. "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years." Hawking’s formidable mind probed the very limits of human understanding both in ...

Rouhani criticizes Khamenei’s large budget meant to ‘Islamize’ science

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the large budget allocated to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s ‘Islamization of Science’ project. Rouhani said during a speech on Saturday at the 31st round of the Khawarizmi International Festival that spending this much money on religious institutions contributes nothing to the development of the country. “We have no Islamic car industry, nor Islamic physics or chemistry,” he said. He also described efforts to ...

Saudi scientists transform earth’s infrared energy into electricity

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Scientists of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have been able to transform the infrared energy emitted from the earth, which is heated by the sun, into electricity, according to the university's website. Scientists used a mechanical tunnel methodology to extract electricity from the infrared radiation. Most of the sunlight that reaches the earth is absorbed by the seas, oceans and the atmosphere. As a result, earth receives a large amount of infrared ...

How a Yemeni man’s love for science got him 16 million followers on Facebook

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Hashem al-Ghaili, a Yemeni man based in Berlin, had a mission when he started his science page on Facebook in 2009: to make science accessible to everyone regardless of their age or background. Al-Ghaili told BBC that his father wanted him to be a farmer when he grew up, but he always had a passion for science, which started when he was young and began to read children’s science magazines. A molecular biologist by trade, al-Ghaili expanded his skills to include video production and began ...

In Oman desert, European venture sets sights on Mars

Monday, 12 February 2018

It may look like a scene from a science fiction movie. But these astronauts clad in pressure-simulating suits have their feet firmly on earth… in Oman's barren desert, more specifically.They're taking part in simulation training, aiming to one-day help humans survive on Mars.Alexander Soucek, president of the Austrian Space Forum and AMADEE-18 flight director on earth, said "We need a place that looks as much as Mars as possible. And we found it here in Oman, it's a beautiful place ...

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Friday, 9 February 2018

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice. Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one day help in developing regenerative medicine therapies and new infertility treatments. In previous studies, scientists had developed mouse ...

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