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Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum is a professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. 

Twitter: @NidhalGuessoum​

 

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From the year of the cosmos to the year of Mars

While there have been important developments in medicine and technology this past year, I think it is fair to say that, in science, 2019 was the year of the cosmos. 

December 27, 2019

Why transhumanism is a dangerous leap for humanity




An employee shows a microchip implant in his hand. (File/AFP)

November 17, 2019

The right stuff: What it takes to be an astronaut

UAE astronaut Maj. Hazza Al-Mansoori has become the first Arab to board and carry out research on the International Space Station (ISS). He is already a hero, the pride of the Emirati nation and, more broadly, the Arab world.

September 28, 2019

Why we need to prepare for the 5G revolution

Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of Huawei, the giant Chinese information and communications technology company, last week gave a long interview to The Economist in which he stated that he would gladly sell all of his company’s 5G technology to any Western company that may wish to buy it.

September 22, 2019

We should end the emphasis on academic grades




A teacher walks through a classroom as high school students take an exam. (File/AFP)

September 08, 2019