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How the truth was murdered

How the truth was murdered

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are dead in a pandemic, and one of the infected is the president of the United States. But not even personally contracting covid-19 has stopped him from minimizing the illness in Twitter messages to his supporters. Meanwhile, …Continue reading

We are all mosaics

Asifa Akhtar, born in Karachi, Pakistan, became the first international female Vice President of the Biology and Medicine Section in the Max Planck Society in 2020. Akhtar received the European Life Science Organization (ELSO) award for significant contribution in the field in …Continue reading

The biggest technology failures of 2020

This was a year we needed technology to save us. A pandemic raced over the land, there were wildfires, uneasy political divisions, and we gasped in the miasma of social media. In 2020, the ways in which technology can help or hurt …Continue reading

Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

In 2016, when the United Nations established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a key objective was to focus on attaining environmental, social, and economic growth through green and clear production techniques. The goals were established keeping in mind the fact that, despite global …Continue reading

The internet has a language problem

The internet–one of the biggest technological revolutions, and a force for good–speaks nearly exclusively in English, the language of the Pakistani elites. This has left millions of hardworking men and women, who are the backbone of our country, unable to ride the …Continue reading