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Technology to Find Hidden Graves

Technology to Find Hidden Graves

Forensic anthropologist Amy Mundorff has been identifying human remains for years. Now her goal is to make the search for the missing safer and more successful. One morning in July 2005, Amy Mundorff rode into the Bosnian countryside, tagging along with a team from the International Commission on Missing Persons....

Shut not your doors to me, proud libraries, For that which was lacking among you all, yet needed most, I bring; A book I have made for your dear sake, O soldiers, And for you, O soul of man, and you, love of comrades; The words of my book nothing, the life of it everything; A book separate, not link’d with the rest, nor felt by the intellect; But you will feel every word, O Libertad! arm’d Libertad! It shall pass by the intellect to swim the sea, the air, With joy with you, O soul of man. 

The ‘Flower Men’ of Saudi Arabia

It’s a perfect selfie opportunity in the most unlikely of settings. Four-wheelers wind precariously up the sides of lush mountains, their backseats filled with Saudi families and tourists from other parts of the Arabian Peninsula. As the vehicles make their way through the cool mist, the passengers intermittently pull over...

Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement

Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement

Today, most people like the idea about self-improvement. It’s trendy. But before you can improve yourself, you have to get to know who you are, what you want, and why it’s so crucial to know the answers to those questions. Once you know who you are, what you stand for,...

The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

Cecilia Tortajada recalls making her way down a long staircase and into of one of Japan’s engineering marvels, an enormous water tank that crowns Tokyo’s defences against flooding. When she finally reached the tank’s ground, she stood among the dozens of 500-tonne pillars supporting the ceiling. In the cavernous, shrine-like...

50 Years of Cassette Tapes - Fahmida Mehreen

50 Years of Cassette Tapes – Fahmida Mehreen

Life today is engulfed in boundless forms of technology. Amidst all the fascinating creations, cassette tape is one of the most notable ones that had brought a revolution in the history of recording. Today, we perceive it as a rectangular device with a black magnetic strip encircled around two hollows,...

The secrets of endurance athletes

The secrets of endurance athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness.But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance. By Sarah Keating   This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance?, an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton...

Many of the bunkers are now overgrown and left alone in the Albanian countryside

The Cold War bunkers that cover a country

Fearing invasion during the Cold War, Albania’s leader Enver Hoxha forced his country to build tens of thousands of bunkers. Long after the regime’s collapse, many still remain. By Stephen Dowling in Albania It is a spring morning and the sun is already high and hot. I am scrambling across...

A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake,” once said Lewis Black, the American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide for its irrepressible ability to energize its taker. In around 9th century, it was first discovered...

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Money was not invented by a single nation at a single time. Money is not just coins and notes; it is anything humans agree to represent the value of goods and services. During early times, people exchanged goods and services in exchange of other goods and services since there was...

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

“Uhhh, I hate thrillers! What’s so exciting about them? Is it more boring than non-thriller books? Why can’t you just admit that all books are same and tremendously boring!!?” When you’re a thriller lover like me, you just gotta hear that. People will stare at you with their eyes and...

I and many others have often written and talked about the importance of single-tasking your work to get it done more effectively.

Stay in the Moment Simple Habits

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our...

For ideas about how to make Earth-friendly fuels, microbiologist Steve Singer studies bacteria living on garbage.

Bacteria are All around Us

Victoria Orphan has loved the ocean for as long as she can remember. She used to snorkel in the Pacific Ocean near her family’s home in San Diego, Calif. She’d grab her mask and snorkel tube to visit the hidden world of plants and animals beneath the ocean’s surface. Orphan...

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth । Mahid Sa’ad

In 21st century, it’s almost difficult to subsist without internet. It has made human being’s life more dynamic ever than before. An estimated 4.2 billion people around the world have internet access, more than half of the global population. But sometimes people’s activity in internet resulted in the thriving and...

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building.

The Biggest Building in The World

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building. When Boeing decided to build the 747 – a plane so big it would become known around the world as the jumbo jet – they had to build a factory large enough to build several...

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe "Sentinlese".

Untouched peoples of the world । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe “Sentinlese”. It was some days ago when I saw a news about a Christian missionary being killed by an untouched tribe named “Sentinlese”. What amazed me more was the fact that many tribes like “Sentinlese” still exists in the 21st...

Incredible Statues

Incredible Statues । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “STATUE”? If you think that this word defines something ordinary, made of clay or cement, then you are so wrong.” A Statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full length figures of persons or...

Classrooms in Japan ।

Classrooms in Japan । Fahmida Mehreen

Japan is an epitome of success in the modern world. It has exceled in all scopes, starting from infrastructural development to live-changing technologies. People in Japan are highly progressive. It is needless to say, that at the root of its success lies it’s well-defined and well-structured education system. Education system...

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Super Telescopes

In the most desolate regions of the globe, astronomers and engineers are building a new generation of super telescopes. The high-tech structures will be spread across several continents and be so sophisticated that they can register molecules and atoms several light years away. Made up of 492 smaller, hexagonal mirrors,...

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The Mahogany Ship

Girt by sea as we so famously are, it’s no surprise that Australia is home to plenty of likewise famous shipwrecks. After all, before human flight, a ship was the only way a European could travel to the sunburnt country. What is a surprise though is that it took so...