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The search for dark matter

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) is a fair hike from civilization. It is located 4,100 meters above sea level, near the Sierra Negra, a largely barren volcano that looms over most of the surrounding peaks in Puebla, Mexico. In the …Continue reading

Technology and Cricket: An Uneasy Alliance?

When Saeed Ajmal made a late entry into the international cricketing circuit at age 32, he quickly went on to fill a void left in the Pakistani squad after an earlier-than-expected retirement of legendary off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in 2004. Best known …Continue reading

Our bodies, our cells

On an unremarkable side street in Oakland, California, a few blocks down from an animal dermatologist and just past an organic grocery store, Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire are trying to change how women monitor their health. When I visited their small …Continue reading

Transforming Policing Through Technology

In 2011, the Punjab province saw a deadly outbreak of dengue fever, affecting 21,685 people, of whom 310 lost their lives. To prevent another outbreak the following year, the provincial government undertook a massive dengue surveillance and eradication effort powered by smartphone-based …Continue reading

Lahore is losing its green cover – fast

Trees and greenery have always been a matter for pride for the city of gardens, Lahore. Over the past few years, the city’s tree cover has also featured in a large number of discussions on development and urbanization. The conversation was started …Continue reading

Diving against marine debris

You will be surprised what divers come across in the stew of rubbish — both floating and submerged in oceans. While the flotsam is made up of the usual styrofoam (the white material — polystyrene — used for making food containers) cups …Continue reading