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Shanzay Sabzwari's paintings take you to the world of money, power and fairy tales. She merged the two themes in a skilful style in her recent paintings exhibited in a solo show at Sanat Gallery, Karachi. Titled 'Tale as Old as Time' the current body of work left questions to be answered by the viewers according to their perspective on various issues. She played with the conscience of people by allowing them to relive their childhood days in fairy tales painted in her paintings.
Nature has blessed us with thousands of medicinal plants and trees. For ages, humans have trusted these trees to secure their health and cure scores of diseases. One such important medicinal plant is Neem tree. The large shady cool and astringent tree is one of the earliest known medicinal trees. It is said that medicinal properties of its leaves, bark, and seeds are well known to the natives of India for over 4,000 years. Due to it's highly effectiveness the tree is also known as "Divine Tree," Life giving tree", "Nature's Drugstore", and "Village Pharmacy."
Pediatricians, parents, industry and policymakers need to join forces to limit children's exposure to virtual and real violence, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Communications and Media.
Whether in aircraft or hot-air balloons, with or without stop-offs, and sometimes solo: round-the-world trips by air have produced several records since 1924. Solar Impulse 2, which on Tuesday completed the first round-the-world journey using only solar energy, is the latest to circumnavigate the globe and enter the record books.
A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild animals and humans, scientists said last Thursday.
Right off the bat, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology start-up GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel. But, in a sense, they did. After two years and five prototypes, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based start-up has developed a new type of electric bicycle wheel that steered the company into crowdfunding stardom raising more than $1.2 million at a record-setting pace on Kick-starter.
A Japanese start-up has developed a pen that can bring pictures to life using a silver quick drying ink that conducts electricity.