This girl sang Gayatri Mantra before Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Karachi

The Hindus of Karachi hosted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif at Holi celebrations on March 15. The PM talked about his 'strong commitment' to protect the rights of minorities. He stressed that forcible conversion is a crime in Islam.


This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.


Anti-inflammatory diet may cut bone loss risk in women

Regular consumption of anti-inflammatory products such as vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women, researchers suggest.


A robot opens a door during the DARPA Robotics Challenge, California on 5 June 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare

Both military and commercial robots will in the future incorporate ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) that could make them capable of undertaking tasks and missions on their own. In the military context, this gives rise to a debate as to whether such robots should be allowed to execute such missions, especially if there is a possibility that any human life could be at stake.


In the Indian bull-wrestling festival Jallikattu, young men struggle to grab the bulls by their sharpened horns or jump on their backs as the beasts, festooned with marigolds, charge down the road (AFP Photo/ARUN SANKAR)

Two killed in Indian bull-wrestling festival

Two people were gored to death Sunday in a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a report said, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned.


A crowd of women joining the National Woman Suffrage Association, which was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1869.(Photo: MPI/Getty Images)

The generations of women who led the way for Saturday’s march

On Saturday, when as many as 2 million women — and men — take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and around the world for the Women’s March, they will be following in the footsteps of women who have marched for progressive causes and civil rights at least since the late 19th century. Those who will be marching in New York have some especially distinguished predecessors.