Monday, 27 January, 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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Pakistan may have weathered the worst of storms, but would have to battle against brisk headwinds of political instability, policy inconsistency, challenging external environment, slow economy and rising inflation among other distractions in its path to recovery in 2020.
The first meeting of the Steering Committee of Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project was held at HEC Secretariat, Islamabad.
President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi paid a surprise visit to National Institute of Child Health and admitted that there is dire need of at least one more 500-bed children hospital in the Karachi region.
Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly welcomes the decision of China by backing the Pakistan’s request to not change the status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and asked India to respond to the members of the United Nations Security Council.

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The month of December reminds us of tragic incidents ever happened in the history of Pakistan, either it is Fall of Dhakka, or Army Public School, (APS) Peshawar carnage.
America’s fingerprints are all over the war in Yemen, the New York Times said on Wednesday.
Torn between preventing Pakistan from going nuclear and fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States appears to have decided that pushing the Russians out of Kabul was more important, shows a set of documents released by the US State Department.

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