This Week Under “Spotlight”: The History Behind The First Photo From Space
Nov26

This Week Under “Spotlight”: The History Behind The First Photo From Space

A few years before 1946, space exploration was not a popular idea and the only people who considered space travel were mad Nazi rocket scientists, the most famous of which was Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun. Von Braun obsessed about space travel and did not hesitate to reach his objective at any cost. That cost did not exclude him joining the Nazi Party and the Allgemeine SS, persuading Hitler to provide him with the...

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Pathological Jealousy: Its Symptoms and Definition
Oct24

Pathological Jealousy: Its Symptoms and Definition

Jealousy is a complicated and common emotion experienced by humans which varies in forms and multitudes across relationships and cultures. It is defined as a “feeling resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages.”i The definition indicates that the perception of a rival is essential for the emotion to exist; without taking into consideration if the rival actually exists. It is an emotion...

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This Week Under “Spotlight”: 5 Recent Scandals The Lebanese Did Not Know That The Vatican Was Involved In
Sep14

This Week Under “Spotlight”: 5 Recent Scandals The Lebanese Did Not Know That The Vatican Was Involved In

So the pope has finally arrived to Lebanon, and for sure, the celebrations, the media coverage, the roads signs and the people have all created enough buzz about the event that no one in Lebanon can manage to stop hearing about it. The excitement that religious people hold has gone far beyond any public excitement I have ever witnessed in my life. Frankly, I do personally understand how sectarianism plays a role in overly exciting the...

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This week under “Spotlight”: V, Guy Fawkes, And The History Behind The Mask.
Jul19

This week under “Spotlight”: V, Guy Fawkes, And The History Behind The Mask.

“Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot…” – British Rhyme Many of us have read or watched “V for Vendetta”, and most of us recognize the “remember” rhyme. However, only a few know who Guy Fawkes was and understand the historical background behind the movie’s scenes and plot. In short, V for Vendetta is the reconstruction...

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Understanding Diabetes through Psychoneuroimmunology
May16

Understanding Diabetes through Psychoneuroimmunology

Diabetes mellitus is a very serious illness which does not differentiate with age and compromises around 6.4% of the world’s total population[i]. Although there is no precise explanation for the direct causes of it, today’s scientific community has established an understanding of the effects and mapped multiple causes that are linked to the origins of the disease. To understand the topic in question, we have to primarily define the...

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