Is the future here now? What is synthetic biology? by Suf Alkhaldi

A promising  and cutting-edge science with the potential of improving our lives within the next ten years is coming to our doorstep:  synthetic biology.  Synthetic biology is creating such a buzz in scientific circles that a lot of universities and scientific institutions have started investing money in this field. This discipline of science brings several fields to work… Read More

The power of the habit of reading by Suf Alkhaldi

Habits are important features of human behavior. Developing a bad or a good habit can have the most devastating or wonderful consequences. During teenage years, many people develop bad habits: smoking, drinking, and arguing. In the old days, some shaved their heads bald and sucked on lollipops imitating detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak, a hero in… Read More

Understanding scientific research by Suf Alkhaldi

Science and later computers have fascinated me since I was a kid.  When I decided to  be a scientist in high school, I found science a flashlight that illuminated many biological and physical phenomena around me.  I paid attention to many scientific facts in physics and biology.  I had pure fun when I studied how scientists came… Read More

Lessons in humility and charity: How much money it cost to have lunch with Warren Buffett this year, 2015? by Suf Alkhaldi

Going to Warren Buffett’s Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the 50 years of profitable Partnership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc was a life changing event for me. It opened my eyes to another world, a world that was magical, filled with wisdom. I had read many books about finance, but I avoided reading about Buffett.… Read More