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Fasting Bolsters Brain Power

Fasting is an obligation on Muslims every year in the month of Ramadan. It is also highly recommended to fast intermittently throughout the year, such as three days per month in the middle of the lunar month or on the first nine days of the month of Dhul Hijjah.

Saqqara Bird

Tour in Aviation History

To travel from Cairo to Mecca in less than two hours nowadays is an unexciting fact, but what about hearing this sentence 200 years ago? How could man be able to fly rather than travelling everywhere? Who was the first flying-man in the history? All these questions and more will be answered here.

Ebers Papyrus

It All Makes Good Scents

The use of aromas is believed to date back to the times of the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians (modern day Iraq).

Glassmaking

Featureless & Invisible: Why Is Glass Transparent?

Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage. For example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar and the oldest types of glass are “silicate glasses”. Their primary constituent is the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz) which also forms sand. Many applications of silicate glasses derive from their optical transparency, giving rise to …

Egypt

Happy New Year 6259, Egypt!

Every year on September 11th -or 12thin leap years only- Egypt witnesses the beginning of its “Egyptian Year,” the first invented calendar in the world. The story of the Egyptian calendar dates back to the year 4241 BC when Egyptians retired their old lunar calendar after discovering the discrepancy between it and the actual passage …

Ancient Egypt

Eternal Scientific Miracles of Ancient Egypt

For about the 6,554 time since 1264 B.C. the sunlight entered the Great Temple of Abu Simbel of the Egyptian King Ramses the Great, in Abu Simbel city, south Egypt. 1,130 km south of Cairo on the west bank of Nasser Lake, Egyptians celebrate the scientifically-miraculous man-made solar phenomenon of the solar illumination of the …



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