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It is interesting to know how Islamic societies across the world encounter three extreme situations simultaneously.

Creating perfect babies: Futuristic babies

The ethics: Can we deny ourselves benefits of DNA technology?

23 Dec 2018 1:11 AM

Creating perfect babies: Scientists can design better babies for the benefit of mankind

The zygote travels to the uterus and attaches to the inner wall of the uterus and grows into a baby.

23 Dec 2018 1:07 AM

Yoke of conversion: For dalits, it’s out of the pan into the fire

It’s true conversion was a gateway to a better life, free of the yoke of casteism.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Yoke of conversion: Good Samaritan never forced any conversions

Read the parable of the Good Samaritan, who comes to the rescue of the much reviled Jew, waylaid and forsaken.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

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Boredom, mother of creativity: Brain research throws up the power of music

When fed with music, the entire brain-sphere is aglow, showing that the power of music influences every part of the organ.

09 Dec 2018 1:30 AM

Boredom, mother of creativity: Way out of boredom is through it

Academics are awaiting clinching evidence before listing the benefits of boredom.

09 Dec 2018 1:30 AM

Behold the microchip in your body

Opening doors, logging into computers, storing medical data et al seem to be healthy advances in life, courtesy implantable microchips.

02 Dec 2018 5:44 AM

Age of anxiety: Alienation modern scourge

The task of forging an overarching identity transcending the amalgam that develops through such superimposition therefore becomes even more difficult.

25 Nov 2018 1:05 AM

Age of anxiety: Good times, bad times

The world as a whole during the last three quarters of a century after World War II has seen “the best of times”.

25 Nov 2018 12:58 AM

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Fund drive for varsities: Commodification of education is pretty, and a necessary evil

Education is no more a public good, it’s a commodity to be traded in the free market place.

18 Nov 2018 12:22 AM

Fund drive for varsities: Innovative funding options can keep Indian universities on the go

Government support for higher education is on the decline in India due to the weakening fiscal space and lack of political intent.

18 Nov 2018 12:22 AM

Living fearfully in the shadow of dementia

the people most affected by dementia are those who care for the affected. relatives can find it very hard to see people they love deteriorate.

11 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Trillion dollar memory loss

Neuroscientists are racking their brains the world over trying to identify what causes diseases of the brain.

11 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Fight disease, enter the sewage: A sample that can save millions

There is no scope for complacency in the campaign against the polio virus. Recurrence is possible as infections remain latent.

04 Nov 2018 12:45 AM

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Prevention better than cure if not for profits

Prevention is not better than cure when your profits depend upon people getting sick.

04 Nov 2018 12:44 AM

The fear of living with ourselves: No magic pill for loneliness

Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, among others, are frequently accompanied by feelings of loneliness.

28 Oct 2018 2:24 AM

The fear of living with ourselves: Loneliness gets medicalised

What’s fascinating about the current anti-loneliness crusade is that it does not confine its focus on the elderly.

28 Oct 2018 2:20 AM

Nobel out of reach: Elusive desire for greatness

Dalit Bahujans have to be fed, clothed and cared for without adequate cultural or material dividends for the nation.

21 Oct 2018 1:43 AM

Nobel out of reach: Black scientist yet to make it to Nobel

Change can only be achieved through strong and effective government action, but by definition marginalised groups have little political power.

21 Oct 2018 1:37 AM

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