Daily Archives: April 30, 2010

The Earth’s Ozone Hole Chemistry

PASADENA, Calif. – A new NASA study of Earth’s polar ozone layer reinforces scientists’ understanding of how human-produced chlorine chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone interact with each other. A team of scientists led by Michelle Santee of NASA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Mother Earth

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Masterpieces of Islamic Art

This is the first time the Aga Khan’s collection has been exhibited in Germany. More than 200 masterpieces have been chosen to document more than one thousand years of cultural history. The works on display in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau are from … Continue reading

Posted in Exibitions/Conferences

From Ibn Sina to Tusi: The Scientific Tradition in Medieval Islam

From the ninth century onwards, scholars in Muslim lands were engaged in all of the disciplines of science. A treasury of Greek, Indian, Persian and Babylonian philosophic and scientific thought became available through translations into Arabic, and philosopher-scientists, physicians, mathematicians … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic History

Al-Azhar: An Ancient Centre of Learning

Al-Azhar (The Luminous) was constructed as the central grand-mosque for Cairo by al-Qaid Jawhar al-Siqillí when he took Egypt for the Fatimid Imam-Caliph al-Mu‘izz li Dín Allah in 969 CE and founded Cairo as its capital city. It was inaugurated … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Building & Structure

Community Health Action Day: AMREF Virtual Training School Takes Health Care to the Rural Community

Every day, AMREF works in hundreds of communities across Africa to ensure that every African can enjoy the right to good health.  Today, the AMREF Virtual Nursing School (AVNS) will take health care to Ole Kasasi sub-location, Kajiado district.  Set … Continue reading

Posted in Articles