Umair Ahmad

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Cascades of Violence Across South Asia

Our new book, <i>Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding Across South Asia</i>, argues that one of the hidden benefits of preventive diplomacy is …

Pacific Northwest

Here's a Simple Explanation of Stephen Hawking's Greatest Contribution to Science

He really was a genius.<p>Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Top Ten Most Beautiful Places and Tourist Destination to Visit at Skardu City.

Cold Desert Skardu, World Highest Cold Desert in Skardu Pakistan.<p>The sand dunes of Katpana village desert form the spectacular cold desert of Skardu. …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Snaring Tax Cheats May Help Pakistan Assets Attract Billions

Pakistan is mulling a tax amnesty to bring back wealth hidden in foreign assets, a move that may boost stocks, bonds and property.<p>The government is …

Here’s the final design for Light’s insane 16-lens camera

The Light L16, a DSLR-quality device that crams 16 cameras into one body, is nearing its ship date and today we’re getting a look at some final production photos, via <i>Petapixel</i><i>.</i> The 52-megapixel camera looks mostly similar to when we last saw it in 2015, but it appears the lens moved around a bit to …

30 years go, BMW built a 1350 hp engine for Formula 1 cars

BMW was involved in Formula 1 for nearly two decades. Their stint started as an engine supplier to Bernie Ecclestone’s Brabham team in 1982 but it …

Deep Within a Mountain, Physicists Race to Unearth Dark Matter

In a lab buried under the Apennine Mountains of Italy, Elena Aprile, a professor of physics at Columbia University, is racing to unearth what would …

How Koenigsegg Nearly Built Subaru's Flat-12 F1 Engine 

My obsession with Subaru’s failed F1 engine, a flat-12, has gone on for years, and I had often heard that the motor nearly went on to power …

10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

'History in Pakistan has been badly treated'

KARACHI: With Pakistan just two days away from observing Defence Day and marking the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war, historian and political …