The Fountain participated in several international events in the first two months of 2015. The first one was in Abuja, Nigeria, for a conference titled "Love and Tolerance: Two Dynamics for Personal and Social Reform" (January 21)
In a time of darkness and ignorance, we must challenge our preconceived notions, seeking answers in education and trust.
It is another season of service. Our love-filled hearts are longing for Joseph but as desolate as Zaliha, a
The first event that takes place inside the mother's womb is the union of sperm and egg to form into a single cell which later takes the shape of an embryo by rapid division and development. This embryological development occurs i
Marriage is a common and significant life event that has serious ramifications for prosperity. Since it is a more complex phenomenon than it looks, a significant percentage of marriages end with a divorce. Even though, recent stat
The planets of the sun revolve around a single star, just like the planets in many systems. Revolving around a single star is the general principle, but scientists have recently discovered planets that revolve around two stars, wi
The Ganges River flows majestically through the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is ancient, sacred to the millions of Hindus who rely on it for daily sustenance, and unfortunately, becoming increasingly polluted. The
The human body needs energy. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is to each cell in the body what gasoline is to a car. This energy is stored inside the bonds of the three phosphate molecules attached to an adenosine nucleotide. The ligh
Isle of Wight, Virginia
Dear (Seasoned, Revered, Etc.) Rachel,
You sit on the pinnacle of a very long life. Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you (us?)! You're now a centurion. Is that what they call people who have reac
If there is any thinker or philosopher who has been the most critical of religion, it is undoubtedly Karl Marx. The so-called savior and deliverer of the proletariat - the working class - adamantly argued that the whole of history
Positioned almost in the heart of one of the most politically and socially active regions of the world, Turkey is a lucrative soil for political scientists. Historically, Turkey boasts of being the home of the first known human se
Altruism (i'thar), preferring others to oneself when doing a good deed, is, according to the moralists, giving precedence to the common interests of the community over one's own interests; according to Sufis, it is devoting onesel
Animals can move and even hunt in the pitch-dark of the night. How do these animals see comfortably in the dark? How are their eyes different from ours?
Anatomically, the eye consists of three layers called the Tunica fibrosa (ou
John Stuart Mill was among the many philosophers, both before and after, who attempted to determine when government intervention in the private lives of individuals was legitimate. The authoritarian regimes of 19th century Europe
Again I remembered the days of separation,
Years mixed with tears passed by.
I shuddered and froze in my place;
Friends had become reconciled with enemies.
While the people swam in deep sleep,
Values were lost one after anot
The universe is a field where existence is transformed from state to state. The transformation of matter from one state to another is generally called a "phase transition" and each phase has its own characteristics. A phase transi
The interpretation and perception of even just a single social action is multi-layered, multi-faceted, complex, and sophisticated. It almost seems impossible to explain a social action entirely through any of our sciences; in fact
We are conscious beings and we seek answers to our existence. People search for answers to questions like, "Who am I and why do we exist?" The sciences reveal that existence is full of meaning and purpose. However, judgmental valu
I first met Hassan Fofana in 2006, at a friend's house in Baltimore, Maryland. Hassan was studying at Loyola College and I was at Temple University. The two of us were an unusual pair. Hassan, who was born in Guinea and grew up in
For all of the artistic forms the Islamic world has produced, calligraphy seems to be the most pre-eminent. It is entwined in the popular consciousness with Islam itself; mosques around the world proudly display the shahada and th
Defraud is not just the act of usurping financial or material means that aren't yours. Spiritual defraud exists, and it is also a major sin.Believers are strictly warned in the Qur'an to avoid defraud. What is the sc
Agrochemical control of plant water use via engineered abscisic acid receptors
Park et al. Nature, February 2015.
A recent breakthrough study reported that scientists successfully engineered drought-tolerant plants by addi