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Zarrar Khuhro

Fungus net: A giant underground brain with unimagined potential

Humongous because not only does it weigh over 400 tons, this single organism covers about 2,385 acres in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest.

31 Oct 2019 12:10 AM

As Trump talks peace over Turkey, Kurds bear the brunt

Clearly, out of the mouth of (orange-maned) babes there do occasionally come words of truth.

15 Oct 2019 1:07 AM

Global famine is on the way: World faces its biggest crisis

Modern food production has its issues as well, especially when it comes to meat.

20 Aug 2019 8:15 AM

How microbes in our body can affect our health

Now it emerges that the legions that live within us can affect us in ways we never dreamt were possible.

06 Aug 2019 12:10 AM

The marvel & mystery of the Indus Valley civilisation

The other piece of good news is that this gives me the opportunity to write about the fascinating Indus Valley civilisation itself.

09 Jul 2019 12:08 AM


From dictators to democrats: Interests always trump ideology

It was a telling blunder, in that it told us exactly what the source of this news was.

26 Jun 2019 2:46 AM

The science of tinkering with our genes is a tricky slope

There are other possibilities being studied as well, such as introducing traits from the animal kingdom into humanity.

11 Jun 2019 1:33 AM

Plastic surgery

In 2008, this tiny West African nation banned all non-biodegradable plastic bags.

16 Apr 2019 1:03 AM

Beyond belief

That brings us to the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, where divine vengeance wiped out these sinful cities in a rain of sulphur and fire.

25 Dec 2018 6:31 AM

Spyware is endangering people’s lives

What they found was a form of spyware they had not yet seen, despite the fact that their entire job is to root out and counter such malicious tools.

11 Dec 2018 1:32 AM


Saudi, Erdogan in media war after death of Khashoggi

Granted, it was not a fight between equals, and the mind-boggling incompetence of the Saudis made for easy pickings.

30 Oct 2018 5:02 AM

Nationalism is eroding democracy

That’s a popular drug these days, and all we have to do is look next door at India to see the consequences.

02 Oct 2018 12:25 AM

Militarisation of space is not anything new

In order to offset America’s massive satellite surveillance networks, lasers are also being developed to effectively “blind” those satellites.

22 Aug 2018 1:18 AM

Viruses buried in Siberia may hold the key to planet’s future

With the recent discovery of a lake of water under Mars’ southern polar cap, intriguing revelations may be on the cards.

07 Aug 2018 6:32 AM

Can we erase, fabricate or transfer our memories?

The US military has funded a project that aims to boost human memory by implanting neural chips in humans.

12 Jun 2018 3:34 AM


Evangelicals are hardcore Trump supporters

Many Jewish fundamentalists share the evangelicals’ beliefs — up to a point.

29 May 2018 12:49 AM

Israel-Iran conflict is in grave danger of escalating

Along with physically bombing Iranian targets, Israel is also trying to drive a wedge between Iran and the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

15 May 2018 12:27 AM

How to gather intelligence by getting your hands dirty

Peace between the Koreas may or may not break out, denuclearisation may or may not happen and even the Kim-Trump summit is far from confirmed.

01 May 2018 12:16 AM

Designing our way to making the world a better place

Possible applications include using this to create pathogen-proof hospital beds, bacteria-resistant paint and even coatings for artificial joints.

17 Apr 2018 1:04 AM

Scary future: If your life has to depend on how you get rated

Luckily for the rest of us, only China currently seems to have the technology and will to implement this on a national scale.

03 Apr 2018 5:30 AM