Fountain Archive

2016

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Al Curtis
2231

Over-Salinization: The White Death of the Soil

Properly irrigating agricultural land is a delicate balance. More water does not always mean a more abundant harvest. In arid climates, supplying more water than needed causes more trouble instead of ... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2335

You

A lover who has seen You Would not look for another. A loyal one who has befriended You Would not ask for another. Once ears have heard You They are deaf to another. You sit upon the throne of hear... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2928

Service in the Face of Obstructions

Question: People trying to serve humanity through education, dialogue, and charity are usually facing challenges, antagonism, and defamation from others in different parts of the world; how should the... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
The Fountain
2221

Synthetic 3D-printed bones for reconstructive surgery

Synthetic 3D-printed bones for reconstructive surgery Jakus AE et al. Hyperelastic "bone": A highly versatile, growth factor-free, osteoregenerative, scalable, and surgically friendly biomaterial. Sc... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
The Fountain
2125

Exhausted, But Moving Forward With Hope

Around the world, many people feel exhausted. Americans are exhausted from their elections and revelations of troubling conspiracies. Europeans are grappling with waves of immigrants and unsettling po... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3122

“Let Us Speak with Our Hearts,” We Said

There are many concealed paths connecting all of our hearts. As every individual continues on their life journey, they will experience solidarity with other groups or people at surprising times, eithe... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Brian Turk
2525

The Strategy Game of Our Immune System

The organs and systems of the human body work together in perfect harmony. If kept in optimal condition, they function for many years. Our body is the perfect environment for life, but not necessarily... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Adeel M. Khan
2595

Archimedes Universe

Staring upwards at the vast night sky, which is riddled with stars, have you ever wondered just how many stars are up there? And more fundamentally, just how many things – i.e., particles – are up the... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Kamil Ezgin
2675

Mosquitoes for Painless Cure

There are biological barriers that protect the human body from various kinds of detrimental and foreign substances. Although these barriers defend our body, sometimes we need medicine to help us heal ... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Deborah Moldow
3057

A Culture of Peace

The 21st century finds humanity at a crossroads. After centuries of material progress have brought undreamed of comforts, and travel and communications opened the world to us, we have reached a perfec... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Dennis Joy
2739

Is It Possible to Measure Everything?

Over the centuries, humankind has spent a great deal of effort on measuring almost everything we encounter in our daily lives. Even the earliest societies attempted to express mass, length, and time i... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Mubina Muftic
2788

The Future of Staying Connected

The Web turned 20 in 2011 (the first web page was launched on August 6, 1991). Today, there are 644, 275,754 web pages, according to Netcraft.com, and even that is not the most accurate number, consid... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2494

Ghayra (Endeavor)

Endeavor (ghayra) literally means making every effort of concern, and being alert in striving to preserve chastity, honor, and esteem. It signifies being on the alert in respect of religious prohibiti... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Al Freeman
4020

Letting Beings Be

There is a growing awareness that the natural world cannot sustain modern civilization in its present form. Humanity must change if the whole chain of life is to continue living on Earth. A plausible ... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Abdullah Aymaz
3914

African-Americans, Turkey, And Hizmet

The story of African Americans and their encounter with Islam in the twentieth century is a fascinating American story featuring some celebrated names, like the great champion Muhammad Ali and the pol... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Tony Mitchell
3364

Through A Mirror Brightly

Historians and other students of history will look back at the 21st century and see that it passed through three phases. The First Period This first phase saw a rise in conservatism, fueled by quasi... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Geffrey Olsen
3568

When Our Brain Asks for Help Remembering

The first time you rode your bicycle, the first day of the school, or the time you ran into an old friend: all these may still be fresh in your memory. Immediately recognizing the faces of your friend... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Sophia Pandya
6046

NOT EVEN WATER! Turkey’s Refugees in America

Safiye is a teacher who fled Turkey a day before the July 15, 2016, attempted coup. She left to join her husband, who had already left in June and had settled in Seattle. With her eleven year-old dau... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3338

The Lace Decorating the Beyond

On the slopes of emerald hills Voices and whispers stir our happiness Heavenly fountains cascade in all corners At the eternal reunion gates Every moment, each soul is wrapped in delights Roses, dais... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
Melissa McPen
3610

Nature Inspired Self Cleaning Surfaces – An Example of Lotus Leaves

How small is “Nano” scale? For most of us, it is difficult to imagine such a small unit of measurement. To help you imagine how small Nano scale is, here’s a comparison: a single human hair is about 8... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3549

Consultation and Submission

Question: When a consultation committee makes a decision but the decision seems to contradict some of the participants’ minds and opinions, then what would be the best attitude for them to take moving... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
The Fountain
3620

Science Square

Neutralizing the Zika virus Sapparapu G et al. Neutralizing human antibodies prevent Zika virus replication and fetal disease in mice. Nature, November 2016. Scientists have identified a human antib... read more..

Issue 114 (November - December 2016)
The Fountain
3210

Establishing Perspective

In this issue, we are celebrating Black History Month with Laila Muhammad. The grandchild of Elijah Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam, and the daughter of Warith Deen Mohamed, she is recogn... read more..

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