Why the less you sleep the shorter your life will be

Why the less you sleep the shorter your life will be

Sleeping well is a very serious matter You’re probably fed up with listening to political leaders and entrepreneurs brag about how little they sleep. But what you probably did not know is that lack of sleep is very harmful to our bodies and cebreros. Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology of the University...

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Putin threatens Ukraine if there are “provocations” during the World Cup

“I am confident that this type of provocation will not take place,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a television program in which he once again submits to citizens’ questions once a year. Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Ukraine on Thursday if he tried to attack separatist positions in the...

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Can heat affect how we learn?

Can heat affect how we learn?

Heat makes students more distracted and agitated. When the heat increases, school performance decreases. That conclusion was reached by a study by academics from Harvard, UCLA and the State of Georgia, who analyzed the test results of 10 million high school students for 13 years in the United States. Young people who take exams...

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The fascinating discovery of a distant asteroid reveals the history of the solar system

The 2004 EW95 orbits 4 billion kilometers from Earth. (Illustration: ESO / M. Kornmesser) The discovery of an exiled asteroid on the outskirts of the solar system sheds new light on the formation of the latter. Scientists from the United Kingdom, Chile, the United States and Germany used telescopes from the...

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Imran Khan gives eleven points agenda for ‘Naya Pakistan’

Imran Khan gives eleven points agenda for ‘Naya Pakistan’

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday gave eleven points agenda for ‘Naya Pakistan’ which include reforms in education, health, policing and tourism sectors, ARY News reported. “No one can help you ever, if you don’t want to do it yourself. Allah’s blessings do not shower upon the oppressor. We will...

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How electrodes in the brain can help treat obesity and depression

How electrodes in the brain can help treat obesity and depression

Anna had spent much of her life depressed and looking for various treatments that could help her. It took antidepressants, subjected to psychotherapy and even experienced electro therapy – convulsive , consisting of passing electricity through the brain. Treatments like these took effect for short periods and later, depression returned. Another problem he had to...

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WWII Bombs Found In West Bengal Area Which Used To Be A Huge US Army Base

How did two 500-pound bombs of World War II land up under the ground in a village in Kalyani’s Hanskhali nearly 100 km from Kolkata? Military historians believe they could have been part of the arsenal stored at Roosevelt Town or Roosevelt Nagar. Till 1945, Kalyani was called Roosevelt Nagar....

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Children do not learn as fast as adults

Children do not learn as fast as adults

In France, compulsory education begins at 3 years. But is early learning really good for children? Do they learn fast? This is absurd, says psychologist Brigitte Rollet. The future of France depends on the education system, says French President Macron. As a result, starting in September preschool will be mandatory, children will have to...

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Favoritism – Teachers’ Role Redefined: Playing Favorites Be Constructive or Destructive?

Favoritism is amongst the most sensitive topics in educational institutions. Indeed, is a fact of life. Teachers as well as students tend to be biased in countless aspects. Oh yes, we are! Remember, those student evaluation forms when you as a student were required to fill out those evaluation forms...

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Policeman, his wife and daughter arrested in Rawalpindi for allegedly robbing people

Policeman, his wife and daughter arrested in Rawalpindi for allegedly robbing people

RAWALPINDI: Police on Tuesday arrested a head constable, his wife and daughter for allegedly robbing people after making them consume sleep-inducing drugs. The three were shifted to jail and an FIR has been registered against them. The modus operandi of the “gang” was to first ask for lift from unknowing...

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Elderly Pakistani couple escapes Syria’s embattled Ghouta

Elderly Pakistani couple escapes Syria’s embattled Ghouta

DAMASCUS: An elderly Pakistani man and his wife have fled Syria’s embattled Eastern Ghouta, it emerged Thursday, the only known civilians to have left since a “humanitarian pause” took effect. The rebel enclave outside Damascus has seen some of the worst bombardment and fighting of the Syrian civil war since...

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How to know if we spend too much time looking at a screen and what to do to minimize its effects

How to know if we spend too much time looking at a screen and what to do to minimize its effects

We spent the day looking at screens: the mobile phone, the computers – personal and work – the television, the iPad, the GPS, the treadmill, the automatic cashier of the supermarket … The list is more and more expands. And every time we find it more difficult to calculate (and...

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SC issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

SC issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued on Friday a contempt of court notice to former SSP Rao Anwar for defying orders to appear before the top court. The court also ordered to freeze all his bank accounts immediately. A three-member bench, which resumed hearing of the extra-judicial encounter of Naqeebullah Mehsud case...

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US move at FATF: Lawmakers term resolution against Pakistan a failure of govt

US move at FATF: Lawmakers term resolution against Pakistan a failure of govt

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers from both treasury and opposition benches in the National Assembly on Thursday termed the US efforts to push Pakistan on the watchlist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) a failure of the government and success of Indian narrative to isolate Pakistan. A meeting of the FATF member states...

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How much is a gold medal worth and how are they different from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics?

How much is a gold medal worth and how are they different from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics?

Affectively, the value of an Olympic medal can be invaluable. Who can put a price on the effort of years that an athlete needs to invest to get on the podium? These days, almost 3,000 athletes gathered at the Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang. Those who...

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Why does stress make you fat?

Why does stress make you fat?

We all know what makes us fat: eat more calories than we burn in energy. But this does not answer the most interesting question: why do we overeat? Why do we sometimes feel compelled to eat that piece of cake or chocolate bar although we know we will regret a few...

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Jawad Ahmed holds concert to raise awareness about class disparity

Jawad Ahmed holds concert to raise awareness about class disparity

He has also launched a song, ‘Bhola Kya Karay’, which touches on the plight of underpaid workers. Renowned singer Jawad Ahmed on Monday performed at a concert aimed at raising awareness about inequality. The concert was organised by Oxfam and Indus Consortium in relation to the World Economic Forum being...

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Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

LONDON:  FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off...

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Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

KARACHI: Former spin maestro Saeed Ajmal has called on Pakistan’s bowlers to deliver the goods going into the second ODI against New Zealand after they conceded more than 300 runs in the first game. The Men in Green ultimately lost that game at Wellington by 61 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

NELSON: Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali both scored centuries as Pakistan cruised to a 120-run victory over New Zealand XI in their one-day tour match at the Saxton Oval here on Wednesday. The left-handed Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run...

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Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

LAHORE: Almost all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises aren’t in a mood to give maximum representation to players belonging to their respective cities. And apart from a few, the 20-22 inductees in each franchise are mostly cricketers from other regions/cities plus the mandatory quota of overseas stars. For example,...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

DHAKA: Bangladesh bat­s­man Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked by the national board for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000)...

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Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool scored a goal in the fourth minute of injury time to beat Burnley 2-1 away in the Premier League, while Mark Hughes’ job as Stoke City manager was looking increasingly fragile after the team’s loss at home to Newcastle United on Monday. Ragnar Klavan headed home the winning...

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Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The second Twenty20 Inter­national between New Zeal­and and the West Indies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible at the Bay Oval before the rain returned and the umpires, Chris Brown and...

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Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

BRISBANE: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said Thursday that “we received word of his withdrawal this morning.” The joint ATP and WTA tournament begins Sunday at Pat Rafter Arena....

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Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

NELSON: The West Indies have suffered a further setback on their New Zealand tour on Thursday with team officials confirming premier all-rounder Kieron Pollard had pulled out of the Twenty20 matches for ‘personal reasons’. It is the second change for the tourists, who have already had to replace the injured...

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New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult shared six wickets as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 66 runs in the rain-affected third One Day International Tuesday to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series. New Zealand made 131-4, batting first after winning the toss in a match reduced to...

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Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

LAHORE: India’s objection over Pakistan hosting the 2018 Emerging Teams Asia Cup might force the latter to exercise its ‘right’ to pull out of the Asia Cup which will be staged in India in September next year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi warned on Tuesday. Representatives from India...

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Mutko steps down as Russia Football Union chief

Mutko steps down as Russia Football Union chief

MOSCOW: Russia Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in doping and was banned for life from the Olympics this month, said on Monday he would temporarily step down as president of the Russian Football Union while he contests the ban in the Court...

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England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, telling them they are not doing a good enough job with the bat either. England’s bowlers, particularly James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have struggled on the tour, with...

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Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

WELLINGTON: West Indies right-arm fast bowler Ronsford Beaton will undergo testing for a possible illegal bowling action after being reported by match officials in New Zealand. Beaton was reported after the second ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s second ODI. In a statement...

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Pulling her own weight

Pulling her own weight

RABIA Shahzad’s mother knows which of her children to call out to when she needs help with lifting heavy stuff. So there she is, her 19-year-old daughter, carrying heavy boxes or 19-litre bottles full of drinking water up the stairs. It may seem like a thankless job except that when...

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Curran to make Test debut at MCG

Curran to make Test debut at MCG

MELBOURNE: Young paceman Tom Curran will make his Test debut in England’s only change for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia starting in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Surrey 22-year-old fast bowler replaces injured Craig Overton, who succumbed to a rib injury when the tourists relinquished the Ashes to the Australians...

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Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan squash great Jansher Khan questioned the country’s national academy’s contribution as he heavily criticised the poor performances of local players in the recently concluded Pakistan Open and CAS International Women Championship. No Pakistani players made it to the quarter-final stage of the Pakistan Open with top-ranked Farhan Mehboob...

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City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

LONDON: Manchester City’s stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders kept alive their hopes of a quadruple after holding off a spirited challenge from Leicester City to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola showcased the riches at his disposal by making nine...

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Paolo Guerrero had been suspended by world governing body FIFA on Dec. 8 after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine. Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will be able to play at the World Cup after FIFA’s appeal committee cut his ban for failing a doping test from one year to six...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga said that their disappointing was the main reason for their loss against India. India were on top of their in the first T20I against Sri Lanka and completed a thumping win over the visitors. Sri Lanka, apart from their win the first ODI in Dharamsala,...

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Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli has had a tremendous year in 2017 – both on the field and off the field. What a year it has been for Indian captain Virat Kohli! The Indian skipper is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals in 2017, scoring 1460 runs at an average of 76.84. Apart...

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Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

England opening batsman Mark Stoneman said he is disappointed that he has failed to capitalise after getting to a good start on numerous occasions in the series. The ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia have become particularly humbling one for the Three Lions. The side has already registered...

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Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident: report

Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident: report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to a June fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida residence, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting police. The driver of a car that struck Williams’ SUV in an intersection...

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Pakistan condemns Yemen missile attack targeting Saudi royal palace

Pakistan condemns Yemen missile attack targeting Saudi royal palace

Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a missile attack carried out yesterday by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting the official residence of Saudi King Salman. A loud explosion was heard in Riyadh shortly before the scheduled unveiling of the Saudi budget, which is usually announced by the king from the Yamamah palace, his...

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Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

The Mumbai batsman displayed his qualities as skipper by leading the hosts to their 8th consecutive bilateral series win. Mumbai: Virat Kohli s rest for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, opened a door of opportunity for Rohit Sharma as captain, which he grabbed with both hands. The Mumbai batsman displayed his...

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Pakistan’s Virat Kohli? Babar Azam responds to Mickey Arthur’s parity with Indian

Pakistan’s Virat Kohli? Babar Azam responds to Mickey Arthur’s parity with Indian

Babar Azam was recently compared to the India talisman for his batting credentials and consistency by Pakistan coach Micky Arthur. Mumbai: Virat Kohli  has stamped his dominance in the race for the best modern-day batsman in cricket. The India skipper continues to excel in all three formats of the game and...

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Ahmed overcomes Indian opponent to advance in tennis tournament

Ahmed overcomes Indian opponent to advance in tennis tournament

ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Chaudhry advanced to the second round of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International ITF Futures Tennis Tournament after beating Indian Jatin Dahiya here at the Islamabad Tennis Complex on Monday. Results (prefix number denotes seeding): Men’s singles (first round): Ivan Ponomarenko (Russia) bt Dmitry Myagkov (Russia) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1;...

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‘Spain in danger of missing World Cup’

‘Spain in danger of missing World Cup’

MADRID: Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar, who is under investigation for corruption, tried on Monday to stoke up fears that the country could be kicked out of next year’s World Cup in Russia because of government interference. Villar, who is free on bail, spoke at...

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WI pin hopes on Gayle force to beat New Zealand in ODI series

WI pin hopes on Gayle force to beat New Zealand in ODI series

WHANGAREI (New Zealand): The West Indies will hope short-form master Chris Gayle can inspire a misfiring batting line-up in the One-day International series against New Zealand starting on Wednesday. The tourists meekly surrendered with the bat as they slumped to a 2-0 Test series whitewash against the Black Caps, and...

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Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s bursting century and a conclusive spell by their wrist spinners fueled India to an arrangement securing eight-wicket prevail upon Sri Lanka in the third one-day worldwide on Sunday. Pursuing 216 for triumph, India rode on a 135-run organization between Dhawan (100 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (65)...

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