Day: June 13, 2013

Video Gamers Really Do See More

ScienceDaily: Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player’s hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to make better and faster use of visual input, according to Duke University researchers. “Gamers see the world differently,” said Greg Appelbaum, an […]

Where Atheism Stops And Religion Begins

Huff Post: by Andrew Schwartz. Many of my friends who have transitioned from being religious to being atheists speak of the deep existential peace that it gives them. This is huge and nothing to be argued with. Anyone who has found themselves on the despair side of Sisyphean struggle knows […]

Mecca: a city losing its spirituality?

Daily Times: The Mecca of today is different from old times, much more business-oriented and driven by money. It looks more like a commercial hotspot instead of a Divine residence  Muslims disagree on almost everything. From the timing of their prayers or fasts to insignificant nuptial details, on every issue […]

IAEA reform is long overdue

Source: Asia Times. By Yousaf Butt The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was designed as an apolitical technical agency that – among other things – takes regular accounting of member states’ nuclear material to make sure none is diverted to weapons uses. However, the agency has been veering from its […]

Iran: The real cost of sanctions

We look at the impact of increased sanctions against the Islamic Republic and ask who it really affects. The United States has unveiled aggressive new sanctions targeting Iran’s currency and car industry that are among the toughest yet. They are aimed at making Iranian money all but unusable outside the […]