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Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of … Continue reading

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Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem? or something else…

Health experts call these “first-world problems,” meaning the accumulated stresses of daily life and the negative emotions they arouse ByWray Herbert In Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander wakes up with … Continue reading

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Informatics Exclusive: From Karachi Pakistan to the Hollywood California – Sharmeen Chinoy

I don’t know what Sharmeen obaid-chinoy  wanted to be when she was a  10-year-old girl growing up in the Karachi, but she ended up  as a journalist  and bloody good she is at it too – Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, March … Continue reading

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Volunteers recognized at Leadership Awards gala

Several of the region’s most dedicated volunteers were honoured Tuesday night as the Victoria Leadership Awards were given out. The awards honour the accomplishments of “local heroes,” who give time, energy and expertise to help the community. The eighth annual … Continue reading

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Want to know the Language of Lies?

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying By Art Markman There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. We expect people telling the … Continue reading

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Online dating 2.0.1.2

The mistletoe may be tucked away for another year, but Valentine’s Day tchotchkes already are overflowing on store shelves. And in these weeks between Christmas day and Cupid’s night, Internet dating sites reportedly see a surge in traffic. Social psychologists … Continue reading

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Pigeons can do maths – study

Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates. By Joseph Castro Previous studies have shown that various animals, from honeybees to chimpanzees, can learn to count … Continue reading

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