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Pakistan will invest $8.5 million to expand a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding in the South Asian country.
Standing on a pebbled beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mehdi Salehi searches for a good spot to set his drone loose. Far from being a hobby flight, this is a project to save the lives of drowning refugees, designed by a 33-year-old Afghan who was once one of them.
As we believe that the dust is the origin of human being and after death one became dust. Artist Saud Baloch following this belief carved sculptures from clay and fiberglass for his solo exhibition titled "Under the Dust" or "Tah-e-Khaak" at Sanat Gallery, Karachi.
It's one of the world's most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one - not even the best cryptographers - has cracked. Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the Voynich Manuscript, whose intriguing mix of elegant writing and drawings of strange plants and naked women has some believing it holds magical powers.
Children who spend prolonged periods sitting - eating, doing homework, watching television, playing computer games - are at greater risk of long-term health problems, experts are warning. Among them are obesity, metabolic disorders and reduced bone density. The good news is that for many daily activities, it's possible to cut down on sitting or even avoid it altogether.
Usain Bolt had barely crossed the finish line when the world started to ponder the future of the sprint in particular and athletics in general without the Jamaican icon.
Male pro-athletes may linger on peaceful or even loving touches after a match, while female athletes don't tend to embrace as heartily, according to a study of four sports with players from 44 countries. The researchers studied match and post-match video of pro tennis, table tennis, badminton and boxing, sourced from YouTube, the International Table Tennis Federation vault and the Badminton Link vault.