What can we learn from Mauna Kea resistance?

Before you call it the battle between science and ignorance, Think again.

In the last few weeks, ‘kia’i mauna’ have been protesting the development of infrastructure of TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope). This Telescope is going to be built on one of the most sacred summits of Hawaii.

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The world of noises

Digital media is playing a role similar to an amplifier. It has a great capability to amplify the voices. It also can amplify all the noises in the world.

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‘Artemis’: A Book Review

Andy Weir’s Artemis is an adventure story that happens on the moon. While the science foundation and accuracy of this book are as strong as his last blockbuster novel, The Martian, the characters are suffering from lack of developments and they fall into the trap of known clichés.

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The Far Side of the Moon

For people who are interested in space exploration, 2019 is already becoming a historic year.

Just a few hours after the new year, the New Horizons probe did a fly by near a far far object named, Ultima Thule. A small and peanut-shaped object inside the Kuiper belt. Officially known as 2014 MU69, Ultima Thule orbits the sun every 298 years at the distance of 6.5 billion km from us. On the first day of January, it became the farthest object in the solar system that has been visited by an earthling spaceship.

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Morality of CRISPR-Cas 9

One of the most controversial science stories of the 2018, was about a Chinese scientist, who has been claiming that he successfully has altered the DNA of a twins using CRISPR-Cas9, a relativity new, powerful and cheap gene-editing tools.

There are many questions and doubts about the scientific and technical aspects of this claim. Many scientists and observers of scientific community debunked the claim, and many others have been raising their concerns over the long-term effects of using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology on humans.

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INO: Behind the dream


Mahmoud Ghomi, also known as Moshaver-al-Molk Mahmoudi, was among 42 students who had been sent to Europe by the governmental scholarship in 1858 to learn the modern science and technology. This was the first group of Iranian students who were selected to learn modern science and bring it back to Iran. It was a part of the famous Iranian chancellor, Amir Kabir, initiations for reforms in Iran.

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