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Meaning of My Birthday and The Philosophy of Death

I was thinking really hard about the signficance of my birthday this year.

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets

There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.

Lee Kuan Yew, the Man Who Remade Asia

When I arrived in Singapore one sultry summer evening in 1962 as a 22-year-old student, the Union Jack still fluttered over the British colony. Coolies unloaded wooden boats on the docks, per capita income was languishing under $500 and the young independence leader Lee Kuan Yew was still in his 30s.

Gigantic Black Hole Discovered From the Dawn of Time

Astronomers have identified a mammoth black hole weighing as much as 12 billion suns.

Visions of Earth

Photograph by Irina Werning

A quest for reversing aging, the theory of calorie restriction, interesting findings of French paradox and the benefit of drinking red wine

Throughout history, kings and warlords had the power to command entire empires, but there was no thing that was forever beyond their control: aging. Hence, the search for immortality has been one of the oldest quests in human history.

In the Bible, God banishes Adam and Even from the Garden of Eden for disobeying his orders concerning the apple of knowledge. God’s fear was that Adam and Eve might use this knowledge to unlock the secret of immortality and become gods themselves. In Genesis 3:22, the Bible reads…

On Ebola's Trail... Real Moments of Life and Death...

Photograph by Pete Muller, Prime for National Geographic

Mahatma Gandhi In Memoriam

"He was in the true sense the father of the nation, and madman has slain him. Millions and millions are mourning because the light has gone out.... The light that shone in this land was no ordinary light. For a thousand years that light will be seen in this country, and the world will see it."

So spoke the Prime Minister of India shortly after Mahatma Gandhi had been assassinated in New Delhi on January 30, 1948.

Memoirs of two legends

I was wandering inside the Safeway store and trying to make up my mind, what kind of fruits I should buy?  I thought to myself, what the hell, I am not in a mood to eat anything and what am I doing here for the first place? I looked around and I see plenty of fabulously looking apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, strawberries and several other kinds of fruits which I don’t even know their names. In fact, I know for sure from my earlier experience about some of these good looking fruits... They might not taste good as their looks. As my grandmother used to say...

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