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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig Climate change,Environment,extinction no responses

Climate Change claims its first victim: The Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct

The Bramble Cay melomys was a rodent that lived solely on a tiny sand island in the Torres Strait, near the coast of Papua New Guinea. It has not been seen since 2009 and in 2016 it was described as the first mammalian extinction caused by climate change. Now the […]

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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

Of tribes, propaganda and the search for reason

The only way to deal with a post truth world is to be objective about tribal affiliations and understand our predilection to tribal stories. Read

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The jihadi bride and moral dilemma

Shamima Begum, the British jihadi bride, wants to return to the UK after spending almost 4 years with the Islamic State. Should she be allowed back? Read

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Liverpool City Region Year of Environment 2019

In January 2019, the Liverpool City Region declared 2019 as the official Year of the Environment, the City Region’s contribution to the national Year of Green Action. This is a cross-agency programme and entails a year of activities, which will engage communities with nature, reducing waste and improving health and […]

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January 30, 2019 Saima Baig Agency,Hijab,Islam no responses

The myth of the hijabi woman’s agency

If you dig deep into the bedrock of this, it is clear. This agency is very limited. That is how patriarchy and religion have modernised themselves: by inventing the myth of the agency of women, especially veiled women. It has told them that they are making a choice, and have […]

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December 12, 2018 Saima Baig Environment. climate change,ozone no responses

We fixed the ozone layer — can we fix the climate? UNFCCC COP 24

How humanity was able to control damage to the ozone layer and how we won’t be able to do this for climate change. Read

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Endless forms, most beautiful — Darwin and On the Origin of Species

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; an account of the greatest story ever told — that of evolution by natural selection. Read

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November 22, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

The International Space Station turns 20

So, on its 20th anniversary let us take a moment and look up at the intrepid people who are helping us understand the Cosmos and our role in it. Read

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Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

November 9th is Carl Sagan’s birthday and it is now known as Carl Sagan Day. Read about Carl and the Voyagers spacecraft

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November 1, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

A new day for Pakistan? The Aasia Bibi Verdict

Aasia Bibi, imprisoned for almost nine years and who was on death row for blasphemy has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Read

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