Day: July 8, 2011

Your rape culture is not my religion

That reporting a rape is an arduous ordeal is a truth that resounds globally. When braving for police investigations, enumerating the ordeal in court and damaging stereotypical media representations become a norm then the argument for a pellucid approach becomes preemptory.   In 2006, a much-heated debate on the Hudood […]

Legal move against minaret ban thrown out

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected two appeals against a ban on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland.Judges ruled that the plaintiffs – three Muslim organisations and a private citizen – were not victims of an alleged human rights violation. The Strasbourg-based court on Friday announced that […]

Fossils in Saxony shed light on ancient lizard life

cientists in Saxony have discovered 290-million-year-old fossil skeletons of a previously unknown, tree-dwelling lizard species in a perfectly preserved petrified forest that casts new light on the habits of ancient reptiles. The researchers in Chemnitz have found five well-preserved fossil skeletons of a reptile species that lived more than 50 […]

The Church of Scientology is a notoriously difficult subject for journalists. A new book, Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion.

The Church of Scientology is a notoriously difficult subject for journalists. The press has long been considered an enemy of the church, which was founded half a century ago by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, author Janet Reitman tells the fascinating […]

Fecal transplant can cure superbug, doctors say

More than 90 per cent of C. difficile patients are cured by fecal transplants, studies suggest A controversial new treatment, which involves the transplantation of human waste, can treat cases of C. difficile infection. But only a handful of physicians in Canada undertake the messy procedure. Clostridium difficile is a superbug that […]

Probiotics Boost Brain Health

LUBBOCK, Texas—New research conducted at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reveals neurochemicals delivered directly to the gut via probiotic intestinal microbiota benefit brain health as well as digestive health. The research paper, published in the journal BioEssays, proposes a new field of microbial endocrinology where microbiology meets neuroscience. […]

Your rape culture is not my religion

That reporting a rape is an arduous ordeal is a truth that resounds globally. When braving for police investigations, enumerating the ordeal in court and damaging stereotypical media representations become a norm then the argument for a pellucid approach becomes preemptory. In 2006, a much-heated debate on the Hudood Laws […]