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New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey. The survey was conducted between July and October 2018 by conservation group Elephants without Borders, in collaboration with Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Botswana has about 122,000 elephants left. Mike Dexter/Shutterstock The survey reported a total […]

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Ibn al-Haytham – An Introduction

This presentation focused on the historical and epistemic bearings of the scientific legacy of the celebrated polymath al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (known in Latin as Alhazen) Nader El-Bizri* Note of the editor This is an edited version of the lecture presented by Professor Nader El-Bizri at the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) meeting organized by FSTC […]

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Contribution of Al-Khwarizmi to Mathematics and Geography

Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi is one of the greatest scientific minds of the medieval period and a most important Muslim mathematician who was justly called the ‘father of algebra’. Besides his founding the science of jabr, he made major contributions in astronomy and mathematical geography. In this article, focus is laid on his mathematical work […]

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