Substances More Compact than Diamond

Some allotropes have even greater density than diamond! A scientific breakthrough in physics has just occurred. Scientists at the University de Oviedo in Spain have discovered three hitherto unknown forms of carbon that are denser than diamond. The material forms of carbon range from super-soft graphite used in lead pencils all the way to the […]

From Food to Fuel

Biodiesel is just two steps away. With petroleum, coal and natural gas getting scarcer and scarcer by the minute, humanity has to look in other directions. Non-renewable resources have been on the wane and so the answer to the energy crisis lies closer to home. The conversion of vegetable oils and waste fats into biodiesel […]

Astrology, horoscopes and fortune-telling in Islam

Astrology, horoscopes, superstition and fortune-telling are all actions of jaahiliyyah (ignorance) which Islam came to show as false and to explain that they are shirk, because they involve depending on something other than Allah and believing that benefit and harm come from something other than Him, and believing the words of fortune-tellers and soothsayers who […]

Smoking in Islam

There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer). The […]