Issue 115

  • Chaos and Flourishing Hopes

    None of us are willing to remain in the period to which we belong; we use our imagination, journeying back to the vastness of the past where we experience scenes of courage, or we spread our wings towards the future, carryin

    Published January-February 2017 - The Fountain

    Small Molecule Drugs - To Fight Cancer, Heart Failure, etc.

    In the pharmacology, a small molecule is described as a low molecular organic compound showing high binding affinity to targets of interest such as proteins, nucleic acids, or polysaccharides. This allows small molecules to

    Published January-February 2017 - Ali Fethi Toprak

    Peace and Dialogue in a Plural Society

    It is a difficult global moment for the Hizmet movement, the civil service group inspired by the ideas of Fethullah Gülen. Targeted in a far reaching witch hunt by the Turkish government, Hizmet has been forced to defend it

    Published January-February 2017 - Justin Pahl

    The Universe A Short History

    Has the universe existed forever? And how much do we really know about it? Only 4-5 percent of the universe is made up of what we can see today: stars, planets, and galaxies. This means that all of today’s known scienti

    Published January-February 2017 - Civan Ozturk

    “We Have to Move Forward, Collectively”

    Laila Muhammad is the Family Counseling Coordinator at Compassion Action, a New Jersey-based foundation. Community work and advocacy are a family legacy for Muhammad: her grandfather, Elijah Muhammad (d. 1975), was the found

    Published January-February 2017 - The Fountain

    The World through the Eyes of Honeybees

    The earth and the sky are filled with “light,” which are really colors of countless different wavelengths. Different colors are visible or invisible to the naked eye. When we say “visible,” we usually

    Published January-February 2017 - Aidan Yielding

    Medical Imaging

    Medical imaging is used by medical specialists to create images and sets of data about humans and animals. This information is then analyzed in the hopes of preventing, diagnosing, or examining diseases. The objective of thi

    Published January-February 2017 - Bilal Buruk


    The sun is shining down on us. We are walking down the road that encircles the small island. Men and women, young and old; the faces are solemn, earnest, and their steps neither fast nor slow.
    She is taking her last t

    Published January-February 2017 - Nihat Balci

    Walaya (Sainthood)

    Literally meaning a person, a community, or a country that is under the direction and rule of another, walaya (sainthood) denotes annihilation with respect to carnal selfhood and egoism in favor of awareness of being

    Published January-February 2017 - The Fountain

    Technological Singularity The Digital Rapture

    Singularity describes the merging of human and computer intelligence and the rise of super-intelligence as a result. Proponents of the idea of singularity try to posit it as the next step in human progression, where

    Published January-February 2017 - Yavuz Demirci

    The Narcissist and the Pool

    Ovid tells the story of Narcissus in his book Metamorphosis.
    Narcissus is a hunter; one with talent, grandeur, good genes, and charm. But he is also an egoist. He is full of himself, to the degree that he cann

    Published January-February 2017 - Al Freeman

    QUINOA An Alternative Grain

    Quinoa, unknown in many countries, is an easy-to-digest, nutritious grain which contains the same amount of protein as meat and a greater amount of usable calcium than milk. In South America, the Incas consumed quinoa for th

    Published January-February 2017 - Adam Nelson

    The Mist

    Love is in the air,
    in the early morning mist.
    I inhale, and inhale
    This secret should be kept
    Here in the heart.
    Only then will I hear,
    It was never in the air.

    All love com

    Published January-February 2017 - Sumayya B. Sharaf

    The Age of Self-Awareness

    Time periods are defined by the actions of those within the period and the thoughts of those who succeed them. The intentions of past societies are oftentimes forgotten in lieu of hindsight bias, leaving only the events and

    Published January-February 2017 - Caroline Halford

    What On Earth Has Gone So Wrong in Turkey?

    Six months on from the mysterious coup attempt of July 15, the situation in Turkey has become much clearer. Unfortunately, it has also become much darker. In the confusing hours of that terrible night, President Erdogan&rsqu

    Published January-February 2017 - Greg Barton

    To Reach "The Emerald Hills of The Heart"

    Question: What are the pathways to better experience and benefit from journeying into the horizons of our spirituality, which is also called “Emerald Hills of the Heart”?


    Published January-February 2017 - The Fountain

    Blind mice have vision restored

    Blind mice have vision restored

    Zhu et al. Immunosuppression via loss of IL2rγ enhances long-term functional integration of hESC-derived photoreceptors in the mouse retina. Cell Stem Cell, J

    Published January-February 2017 - The Fountain