Fountain Archive

November 2019

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
The Fountain
88

Editorial (Issue 132): Compassion and Healing

The presence or lack of compassion in our speech and actions can have a profound impact upon the people and natural world that surrounds us. Compassion can soften hearts and bring people together to s... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
251

So Others May Live

The real, profound worth of life is revealed when one’s life is dedicated to the well-being of humanity. It thus gains an otherworldly dimension and attains a quality comparable to that of the dweller... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Didem Fırtına
220

Let There Be Light!: Bioluminescence in Marine Life

His exalted name, “Light,” touches the darknessand everywhere is filled with light.The letters written from a brilliant worldare revealed to the hearts;Then the Divine command,“Read in the name of y read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Tushar A. Gandhi
259

Mohandas Gandhi: A Leader Who Never Lead

Only he can be a leader who never loses hope. Bapu Ke Ashirwad February 12, 1946 What could be a more accurate, and simpler, definition of a leader than this? Bapu – more commonly known as Mohand read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Ali Kaya
210

A Mathematical Journey of Thinking

The single biggest problem regarding mathematics and the sciences is motivating younger students to study them. While the United States excels at welcoming people from all over the world to travel to... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Salih Aykac
221

Water, the Power of Positivity, and Education

I have recently been very intrigued about moods, specifically how our moods biologically change. The processes behind why we get happy, sad, or angry are integral to our existence, and having some ins... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Rumeysa Eren
195

Sea Snail’s Teeth: Are They the Strongest Biomaterials in the World?

The teeth of a tiny mollusk (Patella vulgata), which is a species of sea snails, have been found to be some of the strongest biomaterials in the world. Also known as limpets, these mollusks are a very... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Gaye Brown
92

At Least

As I wheeled Chris off the elevator, he was quieter than the day before, definitely not in the mood for pranks.  He didn’t complain—my husband never complained—yet he clearly wasn’t feeling as well. ... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
176

Annihilation in God (Fana Fi’llah)

Fana (annihilation), which is the opposite of permanence, has connections with some of the other concepts in Sufism. For example, sincere repentance requires annihilating one’s resistance to acknowled... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Omer Yildiz
169

Stages of Sleep

Experiments have proved lack of sleep as a cause of death. Lab mice that are deprived of sleep for three to four consecutive days eventually die. Lack of sleep for a long period of time, especially wh... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Sinem Akbulak
145

Mother’s Milk: An Essential Gold Standard for Our Babies

To this day, natural breast milk is still regarded as the best nutritional choice for babies. Recent research on stem cells, genetics, and epigenetics [1] from the last three decades, along with infor... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Maisie Bennett
203

Amazon: The Lungs of Our Earth

Beginning in July of 2019, the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has been up in flames, burning up the lush foliage and engulfing much of the wildlife, along with many Indigenous groups, in its fiery wake. ... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
April Estes
183

“Praise the Lord, I’m Bald”: Learning to Live Again

The worst thing about cancer they don’t tell you? The aftermath. The shock waves. It’s surviving the quick earthquake, only to find yourself dodging falling objects and electrical lines for the next... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
Hikmet Isik
154

Being Preoccupied with the Truth

Question: “Those who are not preoccupied with elevated goals will be consumed by lowly troubles.” What needs to be understood from this statement? Answer: If a person is to be burdened by troubles, t... read more..

Issue 132 (Nov - Dec 2019)
The Fountain
189

Science Square (Issue 132)

Cartilage regeneration in humans is possible similar to salamanders Hsueh MF et al. Analysis of “old” proteins unmasks dynamic gradient of cartilage turnover in human limbs. Science Advances, October... read more..

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