Is it possible that this mummy in front of me is the one who was chasing Moses?:Professor Maurice Bucaille
One of the best gifts that we can offer ourselves is forgiveness
The unprecedented style and the superior wisdom inherent in the Qur'an is conclusive evidence confirming that it is the Word of God.
Tells the truth about Christianity-How the gospels are unreliable- Audience member shouts at him a few times.
Islam recognises family as a basic social unit. Along with the husband-wife relationship the Parent-child relationship is the most important one
29 November 2011
|We used to believe that insects are naïve creatures, but modern science shows us that these creatures are designed precisely with no mistake to perform its functions accurately.|
28 November 2011
25 November 2011
|Close up on the gecko's setae|
|The spatulae - scale bar: one thousandth of a millimetre|
|Hanging on to glass: The gecko's party piece|
24 November 2011
23 November 2011
Vitamin A : 80 I.U.Vitamin B : Thiamine .06 mg.Vitamin C : 4 mg.Calcium : 17 gm.Phosphorus : 21 mg.Fat : 1.4 gm.Carbohydrates : 14.9 gm.Protein : 1.4 gm.Calories : 70
- Migraine. Home remedy for migraine is ripe grape juice. Should be taken pure (no additional water) early in the morning.
- Blood cholesterol. Pterostilbene , a compound present in grapes helps lower the cholesterol level. Saponins in grape skin prevents the absorption of cholesterol by binding with it.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol in grapes reduces the levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Grapes can enhance brain health and delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.
- Kidney disorders. Grapes reduce the acidity of the uric acid and help eliminate the acid from the system thus reducing the pressure of the kidneys.
- Heart disease. Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood which prevents blood clots thus reducing heart attack incidents. Antioxidants in grapes prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which blocks the blood vessels.
- Indigestion. Grapes prevent dyspepsia. They cure indigestion and irritation of the stomach.
- Anticancer properties. Resveratrol acts as anti-inflammatory. Effective in breast and colorectal cancers. Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins have properties of anti-proliferate which can inhibit the growth of cancer causing agents.
- Prevents cataract. Flavonoids in grapes reduce the damage caused by free radicals such as cataract apart from age related problems, heart disease and cancer.
- Macular degeneration is age related loss of vision. Studies suggest 3 servings of grapes daily to lower the risk of macular degeneration by over 36%.
- Asthma. Due to the high assimilatory power of grapes, moisture present in lungs increases. Grapes have therapeutic value for asthma.
- Breast cancer. In a recent study, purple colored Concord grape juice helps prevent breast cancer. Experiment was conducted on laboratory rats. There was a significant reduction in breast tumor mass after they were fed the grape juice on the experimental basis.
- Fatigue. It’s not the dark grape juice that gives an iron boost it’s the light and white grape juice that prevents fatigue because it replenishes the iron content in the body. So go for the light and white grape juice for boost not the dark one.
- Antibacterial activity. Red grapes contain antibacterial and antiviral properties to protect you from infections. Its antiviral property is effective against poliovirus and herpes simplex virus.
22 November 2011
Well, we red knots are flying marathoners. How long is the marathon you run? Something like 26 miles? Well, if we flew only 26 miles, we wouldn't think we had gone anywhere. Every year—are you with me? Every year we red knots fly some 20,000 miles. Often we fly as many as 2500 miles non-stop. And we average speeds between 30 and 40 miles per hour. Now how do you feel about your marathon achievement? I'm afraid we passed you long ago!
|The worldwide flyways of six morphologically distinct subspecies of Red Knot Calidris canutus. Polygons in the Arctic depict breeding ranges; circles depict principal wintering areas with the diameters of circles indicating relative numbers of birds|
21 November 2011
20 November 2011
What a splendid example of a tragic reaction to a bad action. It shows how one reaps what he sows.
"Do as you would be done by" are words of wisdom from the learned and wise men of the past. They teach us to do good to others in the same way as we like others to do good to us.
17 November 2011
16 November 2011
Did You Know That...?
- every second, the retina in our eye performs billions of computer-like calculations, as it measures distances, intensities, focal lengths, colors and hues, and tones of dark and light on all the objects we see.
- we are aware of our surroundings because our eyes pick up light rays, and the cones and rods in our eye convert the information (about size, distance, patterns, color, etc.) to electrical impulses and send it to the brain.
- our eyes, when accustomed to darkness, can sense as few as 10 quanta of light (the glow of a candle flame 10 miles distant).
- our eyes are constantly in motion, flicking from one image to another several times a second.
- the fluid nourishing the interior of the eye is colorless and clear. If it were the color of blood, light would be stopped before it reached the retina, and we would not be able to see.
- we see color because we have some 7,000,000 cones in our eyes which are of three types, each having one pigment (red, green or blue) and able to absorb that part of the color spectrum.
- our eyes are equipped with their own anti-bacterial cleansing agent, so that unwanted bacteria entering the eye are immediately dissolved.
- the retina of our eye contains from 75 million to 150 million rods (tiny photoreceptors) which are continually picking up light that is reflected to our eye.
- our eyes, when accustomed to darkness, are 10,000 times more sensitive to light than when they are light adjusted.
|Light passing through the lens and being brought into focus|
- Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, Copyright 1993, 1994 by Compton's NewMedia, Inc.
- . P. Mattingly & M. L. Rubin in The 1995 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia; Eyes, Their Problems and Treatments, M. Glasspool, MD, published by Arco Publishing, Inc. New York
- The Incredible Machine, published by National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
- The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 27:721ff.
- Image: iris on a sky background & blue eye courtesy of Creative Commons and Wikipedia.org (Attribution 2.0)
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11 November 2011
- our brain analyzes the pattern of sound waves picked up by our ears, so that we can know whether we have heard a foghorn or a bird call.
- our hearing equipment is so sensitive that our nerves respond to vibrations of the ear membrane no greater than 0.0000001 millimeter in width!
- we identify sounds by their volume, pitch and tone.
- all sound has pitch and volume.
- the human ear is sensitive to frequencies between 20 and 20,000 Hertz (between 20 and 20,000 vibrations per second). The higher the frequency, the higher the pitch of the sound.
- a dog is able to hear higher pitches than our ears can register—in the range of 30,000 Hertz.
- bats are able to produce and hear sounds of approximately 100,000 Hertz.
A Few Definitions:
- Pitch is related to the frequency of the sound wave, i.e., how many vibrations per unit of time. Each vibration is one-cycle (one wave, one back-and-forth). The units of frequency are called Hertz (Hz). One Hz is equal to one vibration per second.
- Volume depends on the intensity of the sound wave (how deep or “high” the sound wave).
- S. V. Letcher in Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, copyright 1993 by Compton's NewMedia, Inc.
- Dr. A. J. Duvall, III and P. A. Santi in The 1995 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
- The Incredible Machine, published by National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, copyright 1986
- Sound and Hearing, published by Time, Inc., 1965
- Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, copyright 1993 by Biological Sciences Textbooks, Inc., a division of Harper Collins New York, NY
- and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 25:204f