Why science is revisiting ‘21 Grams of Life’ theory to back up ‘mystery of flight of human soul’ after death

Why science is revisiting ‘21 Grams of Life’ theory to back up ‘mystery of flight of human soul’ after death

After centuries questioning the religious mantra that every human body has a soul, scientists are gradually acquiescing to the mystery of metaphysics that supports religious belief that there is something in the human that departs the body moments after death. The phenomenon is known as “The 21 Grams of Life”...

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Relegated to irrelevance by UN and the West, Western Sahara people are forced into servitude by international apathy

Relegated to irrelevance by UN and the West, Western Sahara people are forced into servitude by international apathy

Fresh fruit and vegetables, sold commercially in the camps’ markets, are largely unaffordable for most Western Sahara refugees. Cheaper, processed food is available, but that has contributed to a “double burden of malnutrition”, which includes obesity among women and under-nutrition in children. Thirty-one-year-old Fatimalo Mustapha Sayed manages a community vegetable...

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Double standards: Western Sahara’s ‘frozen conflict’ boiling up again as world is hooked to war in Ukraine

Double standards: Western Sahara’s ‘frozen conflict’ boiling up again as world is hooked to war in Ukraine

Najla Mohamed-Lamin was at home with her new-born son when she received a call that her youngest brother, Hamdi*, had been hit in a Moroccan drone strike in Western Sahara, a war the international community has effectively chosen to ignore. “There were eight of them. They were just making tea...

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Analysts identify complex mixtures of botanical resins, other materials used to embalm Egyptian mummies

Analysts identify complex mixtures of botanical resins, other materials used to embalm Egyptian mummies

Labelled pots found in a 2,500-year-old embalming workshop have revealed the plant and animal extracts used to prepare ancient Egyptian mummies – including ingredients originating hundreds and even thousands of kilometres away. Chemical analysis of the pots’ contents has identified complex mixtures of botanical resins and other substances, some of...

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When staff do just the bare minimum at work, binge on social media and trade blame, think again

When staff do just the bare minimum at work, binge on social media and trade blame, think again

It is one thing to hire an outstanding workforce, but quite another for the work to make them stick around for the long haul. A motivated workforce is a holy grail that every company strives to achieve but only a few get to experience the benefits today. In Kenya today,...

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Why a river in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is on its ‘deathbed’ as informal settlements take up empty spaces

Why a river in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is on its ‘deathbed’ as informal settlements take up empty spaces

Vultures scavenge for dead animals along a river-turned-sewer conduit in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs. The river and its tributaries cross Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum with close to 200,000 residents, and other informal settlements. It skirts dozens...

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Vaunted cryptocurrency runs into a storm as economies fight money laundering, black market crimes

Vaunted cryptocurrency runs into a storm as economies fight money laundering, black market crimes

For years, the cryptocurrency economy has been rife with black market sales, theft, ransomware and money laundering – despite the strange fact that in that economy, practically every transaction is written into a blockchain’s permanent, unchangeable ledger. New evidence suggests that years of advancements in blockchain tracing and crackdowns on...

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How writing became my refuge as a woman escaping atrocities of South Sudan’s civil war

How writing became my refuge as a woman escaping atrocities of South Sudan’s civil war

It was only a few days after I had arrived at a Ugandan refugee camp with my family in mid-2016 that I received the devastating news: Our house back home in South Sudan had been broken into, burgled, and destroyed. I had just endured a terrifying few weeks. Our hometown...

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Scientists mystified by how Africa rode waves of Covid, ignored publicised data on high risks of infection

Scientists mystified by how Africa rode waves of Covid, ignored publicised data on high risks of infection

In a video recorded and posted online by Dr John Campbell – a retired nurse educator – the contradictions between the World Health Organization’s directives regarding the need for Covid-19 shots in Africa and the actual situation on the ground are astonishing. As of December 12, 2022, WHO was still...

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Mandela prison guard: Despite Mandela’s occupation with greater good, he selflessly helped people around him

Mandela prison guard: Despite Mandela’s occupation with greater good, he selflessly helped people around him

“Nelson Mandela – I’d never heard the name before in my life,” a former prison guard to the South African icon recalls. Christo Brand casts his mind back to 1978, and his first night guarding one of the most influential people of the past century. He was just 19 years...

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