Month: April 2019

Anti-vax movement: Now in Pakistan

April 30, 2019

Fear sells miraculously. It is a favorite weapon of choice for many politicians. US President, Donald Trump was adamant that there is a strong link between vaccination of small children and autism. His tweets on the topic created fear among parents and led to an almost nationwide movement to boycott vaccination. Not so long ago, […]

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Pakistan’s space programme: Achievable goal or impossible dream?

April 23, 2019

Last year, newly anointed Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry boldly announced that Pakistan would launch its first manned space mission in 2022, and as expected, many people took to social media to voice their amusement. The statement cracked many smiles and it became the subject of much ridicule and cynicism. For the first […]

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#EducationSoWhite

April 16, 2019

Where are all the Muslim scientists? It seems history books have betrayed them. The great contributions in science by Arabs, Persians, and Indians are hardly mentioned in our textbooks. While we hear about Newton’s law of motions, Euclidean geometry, and Hawking radiation, Middle-Eastern scientists have largely lacked this privilege of being eternally named. They largely […]

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