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Serotonin

Serotonin: Elixir of Joy (Infograph)

Serotonin is a hormone found in our digestive tract, the Central Nervous System (CNS), blood platelets and the Pineal Gland. It is also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine, which is often abbreviated to 5-HT. Serotonin’s chemical formula is C10 H12 N2 O.

Anti-Aging

Anti-Aging for Optimal Health

“Human progress has never been achieved with unanimous consent. Those who are enlightened first are compelled to pursue the light in spite of others.” Christopher Columbus (1492). “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. “To grow old in a dignified way …

Earth lifeforms

Scientists Find Missing Link that Led to Life on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …

Alien Life

Aliens May Be More Like Us Than We Think

Scientists and theologians have been dealing with the question of extraterrestrial life for centuries. As David Weintraub writes in his book on the matter, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life, scientist David Rittenhouse insisted back in 1775 that “the doctrine of a plurality of worlds is inseparable forms the principles of astronomy. But this doctrine is still thought, by some pious persons… to militate …

Life Arose

New View: How Life Arose on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …

Think Rationally

Do Animals Think Rationally As Well?

{Then Allah sent a crow searching in the ground to show him how to hide the disgrace of his brother. He said, “O woe to me! Have I failed to be like this crow and hide the body of my brother?” And he became of the regretful.} [Surat Al-Ma’idah 5:31]. Previous research has shown that …

Living Thing

"We Made from Water Every Living Thing" (Infograph)

Islam gives a unique importance for water. The Holy Qur’an describes it as a life-giving, sustaining, and purifying natural resource. It is clearly viewed in Islam as the origin of all life on Earth, the substance from which God created man (Surat: Al-Furqan: 25:54).

Rooftops

Plant Your Vegetables On Your Rooftops

Rooftops of buildings are usually large areas overcrowded with junk and useless objects. With a little effort and money, these rooftops can be transformed to mini-gardens that produce vegetables and fruits, free from hormones and pesticides. Many countries have embarked on projects to increase the amount of greenery on rooftops. This provides a good opportunity …

Night Prayer and the Human Body Clock

The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our pre-occupations. In trying to keep up with the schedules of the day it becomes increasingly difficult to switch-off the problems of the outside world we take home affecting domestic commitments. …

Disappearing Bees Mystery Solved

Disappearing Bees Mystery Solved

The Entomology department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has been buzzing about bees for a long time. Recently, UIUC researchers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered a clue that may help in understanding the reason behind the phenomenon of the disappearing bees, also known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Seventy percent …



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