Kanwal Kausar

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

If the United Kingdom has an Ambassador to the UN, why not the "Animal Kingdom"? Animal welfare, biodiversity, wildlife crimes, and the rapidly evolving view of "animal rights" are and properly deserve an international discussion. Wildlife poaching or the inhumane treatment of animals do affect the …

Swansea University: 'Greenhouse gases affecting oceans'

Scientists at Swansea University have been monitoring the rising levels of acid in the sea and how that is killing off some of the most important marine life.<p>Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, are having an impact on global warming but the harmful emissions are also affecting the oceans, claim …

Ethnic minorities, employment and social mobility: see the research findings

Britain's ethnic minorities are facing barriers to social mobility and job opportunities, according to a findings from a report by the University of Manchester that will be presented to the House of Lords in a meeting sponsored by Baroness Prashar on Thursday.<p>Despite levels of educational …

The World Is A Terrible Place, New Study Finds

These are the world's 10 least peaceful countries, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI).<p>The world is overall becoming a less peaceful place and Syria is the least peaceful of all, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index(GPI) which will be released next Wednesday 18th June by the …

What's good for Scotland is good for Britain too

While it was good to see the Better Together campaign finally being urged to accept that its negative campaign has not worked in Scotland (It's not Scotland v Britain, 10 June), Gordon Brown continues to miss one crucial point. When the former prime minister argues that "Scottish Labour has to …

A Short History of Male Feminism

From Frederick Douglass and John Stuart Mill to today's scholars, there are plenty of men who, despite their flaws, have helped advance women's liberation.<p>Is it possible for a man to be a feminist? A number of writers, including me, have addressed this question recently, generally in theoretical …

ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?

The face of a balding, middle-aged man stares unsmilingly into the camera. He is dressed in a suit and tie and could pass for a midlevel bureaucrat.<p>But the photograph is that of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who has transformed a few terror cells harried to the verge of extinction into the most dangerous …

The Global Search for Education: Girls and Science

<i>"Learning both art and science - both coding and designing - is needed. You need to position yourself so that when the world changes, you're ready for it, because you have those underlying skills." -- Michelle Larson</i><p>In Finland (unlike the United States), the math and science achievements of girls …

There's a Huge Underground Ocean That Could Explain the Origin of Seas

Geologists have long mused about the origin of earth’s seas. Did water, for example, arrive from somewhere else — like on icy comets that struck the …

Polar ice loss: Antarctica melting faster, Greenland more vulnerable.

The ice at the Earth’s poles plays a critical role in our environment. It’s the largest store of fresh water on the planet, and as it melts it …

The 41 Most Nutritious Foods On Earth

Nutritional guidelines encourage Americans to consume more "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables — those foods that are most strongly associated with reduced risks of chronic disease. But there's been no clear directive on how exactly "powerhouse" foods should be defined.<p>Now, a Jun. 5 study in the CDC …