Is violence genetic?

By Agustin Fuentes

In his story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson famously shows the dark side of humanity. The respectable and kind Dr. Jekyll devises a potion that enables him to bring to the surface his evil core. In Mr. Hyde, with his vile appearance and violent behavior, Jekyll sees that . . . → Read More: Is violence genetic?

Bieber shows his uglier half

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

When you think of Justin Bieber, the first thing that leaps to mind probably isn’t “spoiling for a fight, international fugitive.” But this weekend, the doe-eyed, blow-dried young idol startled his fans – and at least one paparazzo who underestimated him – by allegedly taking a swing at a photographer . . . → Read More: Bieber shows his uglier half

Bowie’s Hunky Dory

By Rhett Miller

Hey, you turkeys. Listen up. I need you to listen for five minutes. I’m going to impart a little wisdom. You can take it or leave it. For what it’s worth, I’d rather you took it.

The advice is this: David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” is a perfect album, and, since perfect . . . → Read More: Bowie’s Hunky Dory

Glass Beach

Before you say anything about the content of this article, I hate people who litter. I’ll judge you if I think you’re too lazy to recycle. I hate pollution and the death of our fragile ecosystems and all the rest. But- with that disclaimer out of the way- Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California is the incredible result of human . . . → Read More: Glass Beach

Saying sorry

By Rafia Zakaria

OVER six months since the Nato attack on the Salala check-post, and years since the initiation of drone attacks on Pakistani territory, relations between Pakistan and the United States stand paralysed on the issue of an apology.

At the recently held Nato summit in Chicago, the failure of the US to apologise . . . → Read More: Saying sorry

Reaching a state of habitual mindlessness

By Anjum Altaf

I write this article to question the value of research, a seemingly contradictory position for one trained as a researcher. Nevertheless, I shall argue the case because I feel many of our problems stem not from a lack of new knowledge but from an inability to translate existing knowledge into action. . . . → Read More: Reaching a state of habitual mindlessness

The problem of language in education

By Zubeida Mustafa 

PAKISTAN has failed to educate its children. This is shameful and now we have the proverbial insult added to injury.

It is in the form of the numerous myths and misconceptions about language circulating on the Internet and in conferences on education that have caught the public imagination. This creates pressure for . . . → Read More: The problem of language in education

Provinces to formulate organ transplant and trade policy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed provincial governments and the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to issue a notification within six weeks regarding transplantation of human organs and tissues.

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Senate Chairman claims polio eradication is a high priority for the government

Jamila Achakzai

Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bokhari has said that the government has prioritised eradication of polio from the country, as only healthy child can become productive citizen and useful member of society and can contribute to national development.

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Israel’s wall

By Toaha Qureshi

Perhaps we have all heard the oft repeated joke; when an American tourist came to Israel with the intention of visiting the Kotel (the Wailing Wall) but he forgot what it was called. When he stepped into a taxi, he said to the driver,

Can you please take me to the place . . . → Read More: Israel’s wall