Friday, 29 May, 2020
Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim
A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.
Pakistani included in top 40 analytical scientists

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp
Researchers at an Israeli cybersecurity firm said on Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.
Greenhouse gases surged to new highs worldwide last year: report
Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said on Wednesday.
Mars at closest point from Earth in 15 years
Earth’s neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet’s auburn hues.
Pakistani surgeons successfully implant 'artificial heart'
Karachi-based National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) on Monday announced that a team of its surgeons had successfully implanted the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), commonly known as a ‘mechanical pump’, in the chest of an elderly woman patient whose heart desperately needed mechanical support to properly pump blood into her body.
India eyes developing autonomous killer robots for military
India is assessing whether it needs to develop AI-based weapon systems for the military, capable of identifying and attacking targets without human input. The tech can't be reasoned with and won’t feel pity, remorse or fear.
Satellite yields stunning 3-D map of Milky Way
Europe’s Gaia satellite has produced a “stunning” 3-D map, published on Wednesday, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space.
Land decay to displace 50m by 2050, warn scientists
Land degradation will unleash a mass migration of at least 50 million people by 2050 as many as 700 million unless humans stop depleting the life-giving resource, more than 100 scientists warned Monday.
 
 
 
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Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed to have captured another "Pakistani spy pigeon" and handed it over to police in Indian occupied Kashmir, Indian media reported.
Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir has urged the people to maintain social distance during Eid holidays as the threat of the virus still remains.
The national database for coronavirus shows that 832 more people have recovered from coronavirus in Pakistan.This takes Pakistan's total number of recoveries to 18,314.
Chairman Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman on Saturday announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal, saying Eidul Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan on Sunday.

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