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How Things Work (Autumn 2014)

01 October 2014 , English - Arabic

Every day, we wake up, shower, brush our teeth, have breakfast or just grab a cup of coffee, rush out to school, university, work, or errands, to later return home to eat, study or work some more, spend some time with our family, and eventually go back to bed to rest for a few hours before starting the cycle all over again, and again, and again.

As we go through the motions, we encounter and experience infinite intricate processes, inventions, and technologies we take for granted, or at the very least rarely ever wonder about. In this issue with which we conclude the year 2014 series, having discussed human civilization, human health, and the environment in which humans exist, we have chosen to highlight facts, occurrences, activities, processes, and technologies that are so important to human’s everyday life. We hope you enjoy this Issue.


Environment (Summer 2014)

26 June 2014 , English - Arabic

We are what we eat. We often hear this statement in relation to health issues; but, are we just what we eat? We are what we eat, we are what we drink, we are what we inhale, we are what we build, we are what we make, we are what we sow, and eventually, we are what we reap.

Mankind had started out on Earth as just another creature. However, humans have had spread their reach over the planet, tightened their grip on its resources and treasures, and squeezed greedily for more power and luxuries. As humans progressed, they have just recently realized they have started to pay the price; a price other creatures have been paying for a long time.

If humans are capable of doing all this damage, they are also capable of salvaging it; after all, we are the creative creatures with the opposable thumbs.


Human Health (Spring 2014)

01 April 2014 , English - Arabic

In our last issue, we have embarked on a new journey to explore, and re-explore, the different aspects of human life. The first eternal theme to pop into anyone’s mind in such a journey is without a doubt the closest to home: our own bodies; our health.

It is truly amazing to look back at how humans have dealt with their health since ancient times up to this minute; and to also check out what humans are capable of doing to their own selves and bodies. The truth is, human health is indeed a perpetual enigma; the more we learn about it, the more complicated we realize it is.

With our limited space, we have tried to tap into a diversity of health issues that vary from the historic, the cultural, and the controversial, to the current, the challenging, the psychologically damaging, and the potentially devastating. We hope you enjoy the selection of articles we offer in this issue.


Human Civilization (Winter 2014)

22 January 2014 , English - Arabic

Plunging into a new phase, a new era if you may, it is only appropriate to dig deep, to excavate the roots, to search for the beginnings of progress, of the future. In our diverse features and articles, we are tackling the theme of “Human Civilization: the Rise and Fall”, from a variety of angles, in an attempt to find the root, the starting point of progress as our nation struggles to stand tall once more after centuries of decline from the pinnacles of glory to the depths of despair.

Human life is nothing but contrast between the two; glory and tragedy, often going hand in hand. Nevertheless, human life is precious because it is unique; we have one shot at it. It is only logical to make this one shot meaningful; not just to ourselves, but to the world, to the future, to our children and grandchildren who will one day walk the Earth in the shadow of the legacy and heritage we leave them with.


Power: The Gift and the Crisis (Autumn 2013)

01 October 2013 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.


Come to Your Senses (Summer 2013)

01 July 2013 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.


Technology and Us (Spring 2013)

01 April 2013 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.


The Colors of Life (Winter 2013)

01 January 2013 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.


The Four Elements: The Roots of Life (Autumn 2012)

01 October 2012 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.


Safe Summer (Summer 2012)

01 July 2012 , English - Arabic

The PSC newsletter is a milestone on the path to achieve the Planetarium Science Center’s goal of science popularization, and realizing the vision of Science For All! The newsletter aims to publicize the Center’s easy, yet unique variety of activities that aim to educate through entertainment, targeting the general public with emphasis on children and youth.

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