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In the past, an adopted child was not looked upon kindly by society. The terms “bastard”, “legitimate” and “illegitimate” were commonly associated with children that were up for adoption. However as the time passed, the social view of adopted children changed dramatically to become more...

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the primary indicators used in evaluating the economic activity of a country. It acts similarly to a thermometer by diagnosing the medical condition of economy. Many are confused about the difference between the GDP and the Gross National Income (GNI). The...

Calcium is essential for life and is intimately involved in numerous metabolic processes that control body functions, muscle actions and bone health. Bones are living tissues, which continuously release and absorb calcium under the influence of multiple factors, chief among which are vitamin D and...

Those who speak of knowledge may think they have a magic wand that attends to their expertise. And those who have been following the knowledge-oriented series issued here must have reached the realization that knowledge is a multi-layered maze that cannot be squeezed into the analytical routine...

The story of the Prostate Specific Antigen test (PSA), which is a popular screening test for prostate cancer, has been slowly unfolding over the past 35 years. The research that led to the discovery of the PSA began in 1978, when Sensabaugh first identified it as a semen-specific protein. In 1979,...

World War I killed over 37 million people. World War II, the deadliest military conflict in history, killed over 60 million people. All the wars of the twentieth century killed (or allowed to die by human decision) about 231 million people. During that same century, lung cancer alone killed 100...

The manuscripts written by Muwaffaq al-Din Abdul Latif Bin Yusuf Al-Baghdadi, author of the acclaimed Al-Baghdadi’s Encyclopedia, on the history of Baghdad, are among the gems of wisdom most worthy of respect.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a common, destructive joint disease that can attack many other body tissues (e.g. eyes, lungs, blood vessels and heart) besides the flexible joints. It is caused by deranged immunity, which fails to recognize the body as itself and thus attacks it like it would attack a...

Saturn is considered one of the most peculiar planets of our solar system. It is best known among scientists and in the imagination of people for its fascinating rings. Its eccentricity, however, is attributed to one of its moons, which goes under the name of Hyperion and is distinguished by its...

The word ‘testis’ derives from Latin, meaning witness, presumably because the testicles testify that the newborn child is male. In the 19th century, Arnold Berthold began work on testicular function by castrating and transplanting testicles in fowl. In 1889, Brown Séquard injected himself with...