Day: November 6, 2011

Heidelberg scientists have found that evolution can produce novelty from scratch

Source: Uni-Heidelberg Images: Etwiller / Eichenlaub The vast majority of the human genome consists of DNA without any apparent function, so-called “junk DNA”. A study conducted by the scientists Dr. Laurence Ettwiller and Michael Eichenlaub at Heidelberg University’s Centre for Organismal Studies now highlights this “dark matter” of the genome […]

Haj Diary: Day Two

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS Arafat, Nov. 5, 2011 The highlight of this year’s Haj is, without a doubt, the railway that is shuttling tens of thousands of Saudis, Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Indonesians, Malaysians and Europeans. The high-tech trains picked up pilgrims with valid tickets at various stations at […]

Transition without transformation: Pakistan

One of the best examples of what results from the collapse of a sociopolitical system is the rise of the Third Reich in Germany during the 1930s. Burdened by global recession and a humiliating military defeat, the bulk of middle-class Germany found refuge in Adolf Hitler’s ideology. read more