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Disruptive Innovations

Disruptive innovations

Neuroscientists at the Wisconsin-based Wicab Inc have developed a device called ‘BrainPort’ that helps blind people see with their tongues. According to the late co-founder of the company, neuroscientist Paul…

Give peace a chance

There’s a limit to how much significance songs can carry, of course, but a successful political movement does need a good soundtrack. (As I found out while reporting then, Rage…

Deadly sanctions

When President Joe Biden decided to withdraw the US military from Afghanistan last year, much of America’s news media came down on him like a ton of bricks. Republicans piled…

The US-China race

There has been little let up in the US-China tensions, this time on the perennial issue of Taiwan. During a meeting, which lasted nearly an hour, between Chinese Defence Minister…

Understanding Neoliberalism

‘Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm of our time – it refers to the policies and practices and processes whereby a relative handful of private interests are permitted to…

Before the flood

A headline in Smithsonian Magazine tells the story: ‘Permafrost Thaw in Siberia Creates a Ticking Methane Bomb of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn, Smithsonian Magazine, August 5, 2021. According to the…

Crucibles of leadership

No religion, save Islam, lays greater emphasis on education of male and female alike. Sindh Madressatul Islam gave us Jinnah and many of his trusted lieutenants. Our village and public…

Rapid Warming

Rapid warming

Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists – met with shrugs all around. This time, a report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, “Canada’s Changing Climate Report,” warned that…