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Marium Agha's first solo titled 'But, My Dear, This Is Not Wonderland and You Are Not Alice' at Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi touched the notions of love. Her body of work was wrapped up in a fairy tale. She un wrapped the story in her paintings so the viewers can understand her point of view about the subject that many in our society do not want to discuss openly.
If an employee is not intellectually challenged in a job, their brain will lose productivity, according to researcher Siegfried Lehrl. For example, unskilled 25-year-olds with dull menial jobs are actually significantly dumber than they were at the time when they left school. Another study focused on patients who were in hospital for tests and just lying there all day. Experts found a major reduction in their intellectual capacity: after one week in bed, their IQs had dropped off 5 points and they were many as 20 points more stupid after three weeks.
Musical instruments are not just there to emit sounds. They can also be beautiful eyecatchers and talking points in home decor. But buy a piano and you will need to do more than occasionally wipe it with a damp sponge. Left on a stand for a long time, a trumpet may corrode and a guitar may warp.
Some 300 blind people from around the world have had their vision restored, thanks to an innovative chip that is inserted into the retina of the eye.
Scientists for the first time have found a complex organic molecule in space that bears the same asymmetric structure as molecules that are key to life on Earth.
Europe's growing army of robot workers could be classed as "electronic persons" and their owners liable to paying social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the realities of a new industrial revolution.
Thousands of new so-called fintech start-ups are invading the established financial world. The calling card of the new-style financial technology company is that it uses mobile digital devices to set up a real alternative to the retail bank branch in your town.