Abdullah Zulfiqar

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Lit for Life: The paradox of globalisation

In nine crisp points, Member of Parliament and writer Shashi Tharoor laid out the reasons why we need to think beyond world leadership and towards …

Shashi Tharoor

First flower in space heralds giant leap for zero-gravity gardening

A blooming zinnia follows a successful lettuce harvest at the International Space Station, taking astronauts a step closer to their aim of growing fresh food for a future manned mission to Mars<p>When there is no “up”, which way does a flower grow? Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) …

Did 'risk messages' affect U.S. response to Ebola? - Futurity

How the news media and public officials communicated risk to Americans during the 2014 Ebola outbreak may have influenced the willingness to help.

Why hepatitis E kills so many pregnant women - Futurity

For decades researchers have wondered why so many pregnant women die from Hepatitis E infections. Blood samples from 1,100 women in Bangladesh offer …

The future of cancer treatment is based on a medical miracle: cancers that melt away on their own

Precision medicine has been sold as customizing treatments for patients, matching drugs to disease-causing genes that just a few thousand or even …


How to Erase Everything You've Said to Google


Do our aging cells get smarter, not sicker? - Futurity

As we age, proteins accumulate in our cells, and scientists suspect this makes us sick. A study of yeast cells, however, suggests something quite …

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

Drug Addiction