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Pakistani researcher wins UNESCO fellowship

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 19, 2014. Islamabad – They face a cruel, patriarchal social order, gender barriers and limited opportunities. But in spite of the violence and suffering that works constantly to diminish their existence at home, Pakistani women have kept on making their country proud […]

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In student’s achievement, a win for scientific inquiry

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 6, 2014. Islamabad – She wanted to grow up to become a detective. But somewhere along the way, 18-year-old Syeda Minahil used her investigative ambition for medical research instead. It turned out to be a good decision after all. Minahil, […]

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Students urged to develop scientific curiosity

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 22, 2013. Islamabad – Eleven-year-old Ali Jawad is a small boy, a sixth-grader who is probably shorter than the rest of the boys in his class. But his eyes light up and he struggles to find an articulate answer, when […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Pakistan close to getting associate membership

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 5, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan has moved one step closer to becoming a part of an elite science club. The country has been approved by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory, for consideration […]

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Pakistani experts endorse IPCC climate change report

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 29, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistani experts have supported the announcement by world’s leading climate scientists that global warming is “unequivocal” and humans are “extremely likely” to blame for it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body […]

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More research need to identify behaviour of Karakoram glaciers

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 11, 2013. Islamabad – The glaciers in Karakoram ranges are more stable than the ones worldwide but more data and research are needed to understand their complex behaviour. These views were expressed by local and foreign experts at a scientific […]

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Comment: Scientific inquiry

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 5, 2013. These first two weeks of February have been heavy on some really cool science news. A bionic eye that would help people with a rare sight disorder was approved by regulators, scientists found signs of life deep under a glacial lake in Antarctica, a meteor exploded over Russia’s […]

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Time to think about Pakistan’s glaciers is now

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 5, 2013. Scientists believe Pakistan’s glaciers, despite being at risk, are stable and are not going to recede away soon. But a hypothetical scenario where these glaciers disappear due to climate change is, nevertheless, scary. “Just take the case that […]

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At a hill station resort, scientists huddle

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on July 4, 2013. Islamabad – At Nathiagali, the picturesque hill station in the lower Himalayas, summer season tourism is not the only thing thriving in the cool, mountain air this July. Tucked away from the hordes of tourists, an exchange of […]

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Scientific ventures to determine climate change impact on Pakistan’s glaciers

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Scientific understanding of glaciers, global pollutant movement and water management in the Karakoram mountain range will be boosted after the initiation of three new scientific experiments in the region by an Italy-based international research organisation. EvK2CNR has been working in […]

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