Category Archives: Science

NASA’s Hurricane Season 2017

The above video clip, published by NASA in November 2017, covers all hurricanes/tropical storms in the North Atlantic this year. Watch, in particular, Irma which hit Florida but did not devastate Mar a Lago; followed by Maria, devastating Puerto Rico … Continue reading

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Heat Wave in Russia

Checking out daily maximum temperatures in Moscow during the previous two months and comparing them with those last year made clear that they were about 10 centigrades higher. NASA has proof for this guess. The dark red areas were 12 degrees … Continue reading

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Research in the Middle East

Earlier this week, New Scientist has reported on a recent discussion paper by Science Metrix, which concludes that Iran is showing the fastest scientific growth of any country in the world, nearly four times faster than the world average. Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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Not Everybody’s Darling

Tilman Nagel. Allahs Liebling – Ursprung und Erscheinungsformen des Mohammedglaubens. Oldenbourg, Munich 2008, 430 pages The original sources for the detailed descriptions of legends and fairy tales which circulate among both ordinary people in the Islamic world and, for example, … Continue reading

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In the Tower of Babel

Those who have studied Islamic art and architecture for some time inevitably have asked sooner or later the following questions: How did they do that? Apart from the application of fundamental principles in geometry, how could they create most sophisticated … Continue reading

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