AT FIRST glance the patriarchy appears to be thriving. More than 90% of presidents and prime ministers are male, as are nearly all big corporate bosses. Men dominate finance, technology, films, sports, music and even stand-up comedy. In much of the world they still enjoy social and legal privileges simply because they have a Y . . . → Read More: The lack of manufacturing jobs dents men’s employment in the US
A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading chip implanted in his brain.
It allowed Erik Sorto, from California, to sip a drink unaided for the first time in 10 years.
The details, published in Science, reveal how complex bursts of electrical signals in his brain could be interpreted . . . → Read More: A giant leap in medical science
The Quaid-e-Azam once termed the civilian bureaucracy as the “backbone of the state”, while the French Historian Albert Guerard has said, “So long as the bureaucrat is at the desk, France survives.”
In this light, the failure of 97.14 per cent of aspirants in the Central Superior Services (CSS) exams portrays a disappointing scenario. This . . . → Read More: What’s wrong with the CSS intake?
In the Sky1 series Critical, surgery often looks pretty similar to butchery. Is it feasible that medical science will ever reach the level it does in sci-fi shows and films from Star Trek to Prometheus, where the patient is simply laid out in a glass cubicle and repaired by what look like magical healing energy . . . → Read More: How close are we to Star Trek medical science
Despite spending slightly over 2% of its national budget on education, Pakistan could not increase its literacy rate in 2013-14 that dropped instead to 58% because of poor showing by the Sindh and Balochistan governments, an official survey finds.
The overall literacy rate, estimated at 60% in 2012-13, has gone down to 58% in 2013-14, . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s literacy rate dropped to 58 % in 2013-2014
THE realisation is dawning slowly and inexorably: the horror that was Dec 16, 2014 was no turning point. The curtain has not been brought down on extremist elements; not only do they remain free to propagate hatred and intolerance, those in their cross hairs still have no recourse but to fend for themselves.
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In an event on the first International Day of Yoga on June 21, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian mystic and humanitarian, stressed the relevance of yoga in today’s world saying it helps make life a pleasant experience.
“While we may be the generation that enjoys most comforts and conveniences, we are . . . → Read More: Don’t miss out on Yoga!