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A Beautiful Bird “Australian Magpie”

A Beautiful Bird “Australian Magpie”

The Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized songbird with a sturdy wedge-shaped bluish-white and black beak and unique black and white plumage. It’s a black-and-white passerine bird that’s native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It was originally thought to be th.....

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A beautiful bird “Pied Butcherbird”

A beautiful bird “Pied Butcherbird”

The Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) is a common butcherbird that is only found in mainland Australia. It is a black and white songbird with a long (28 to 32 cm) hooked bill that was described by John Gould in 1837. This plant can be found across the country in a variety of open environ.....

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Liquid Fructose Consumption is linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Liquid Fructose Consumption is linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Fructose is a form of sugar that is commonly found in the American diet. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), an affordable alternative for cane sugar introduced in the 1970s, is a major source of fructose. It is presently used to sweeten a wide range of foods, including soda, candies, baked products.....

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World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day

Mycobacterium leprae causes leprosy, commonly known as Hansen’s disease, which is a chronic infectious disease. The condition mostly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, upper respiratory mucosal surfaces, and eyes. Leprosy is known to affect people of all ages, from infancy to old age. Lep.....

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A beautiful bird “Australasian Swamphen”

A beautiful bird “Australasian Swamphen”

The Australasian Swamphens (Porphyrio melanotus) are found in eastern and northern Australia, with distinct subspecies found in the continent’s far southwest. It is a species of swamphen (Porphyrio) that lives in eastern Indonesia (the Moluccas, Aru, and Kai Islands), as well as Papua New .....

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A visit to a historical place/building (Djamaa el Kebir, Algeria)

A visit to a historical place/building (Djamaa el Kebir, Algeria)

The Great Mosque of Algiers (French: Grande mosquée d’Alger), also known as Djamaa el Kebir (Arabic: الجامع الكبير, romanized: djama’ el-kebir), is one of North Africa’s most important Islamic structures. It is a medieval mosque in Algiers, Algeria, situated within .....

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A visit to a historical place/building (Ketchaoua Mosque, Algeria)

A visit to a historical place/building (Ketchaoua Mosque, Algeria)

The Ketchaoua Mosque (Arabic: جامع كتشاوة, Djamaa Ketchaoua) has always been a religious landmark, yet it has undergone a few transformations over time. It is a mosque in Algiers, Algeria’s capital. It was constructed in the 17th century during Ottoman administration and is locate.....

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A visit to a historical place/building (Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq)

A visit to a historical place/building (Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq)

The Great Mosque of Samarra (Arabic: جَامِع سَامَرَّاء ٱلْكَبِيْر, romanized: Jāmiʿ Sāmarrāʾ Al-Kabīr, Arabic: مَسْجِد سَامَرَّاء ٱلْكَبِيْر, romanized: Masjid Sāmarrāʾ Al-Kabīr, or Arabic: ٱلْمَسْجِد ٱلْجَامِع فِ.....

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Customs and Traditions

Customs and Traditions

It is possible to define identity as the state of being oneself. Identity is a constantly shifting reflection of what we were molded into by our environmental situations, not the race we were born into or the color of our skin (our ideals, our experiences, our teachings, our traditions). Due to g.....

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A visit to a historical place/building (Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Iraq)

A visit to a historical place/building (Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Iraq)

Al-Kadhimiya is claimed to be one of Iraq’s oldest towns. Al-Kadhimiya was previously known as Shoneezi, an Arabic name that meant “Black Grain” before Baghdad was built. In 762 AD, the Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja’far Al-Mansour began building on Baghdad’s Round City (145 .....

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Colors in Nature

Colors in Nature

The human eye and mind respond to this beautiful and appealing world of color by identifying with it; without color, we would be unable to distinguish between objects. There are several terminologies linked to color that we all use on a daily basis. Nature’s universe is vibrant and vivid, a.....

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A visit to a historical place/building (Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Indonesia)

A visit to a historical place/building (Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Indonesia)

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque (Indonesian: Masjid Raya Baiturrahman; Acehnese: Meuseujid Raya Baiturrahman) is one of Southeast Asia’s earliest domed mosques. Perhaps more crucially, the mosque is a physical manifestation of Islam’s political position in Indonesia. The mosque is located i.....

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