Friday, February 21, 2020

Payphones Through the Years

With the advent of mobile phones, public payphones have fallen by the wayside. We take a look back at how they have evolved with...

What’s That in the Photo?

AT FIRST GLANCE, all it looks like is a patch of light shining upon a staircase. However, upon closer inspection, one begins to discern...

Science Pioneers

They who broke new ground and bettered the lives of many

The Future of Language

In our everchanging lexical world, where languages twist and turn, and sometimes bend over backwards or die out to suit trends, cultural changes and technology, the future of the spoken and written word is difficult to predict.
Blood letting , Ancient remedies, Medieval Europe

Ancient Remedies: East vs West

Leeches, lobotomies and magic mercury potions: the earliest medicines from both ends of the globe
medical tourism

In the Market for Medicine

Asia’s transformation in the healthcare sector is leading to a boom in medical tourism in developing countries.

The 4 Main Apps in China’s Parallel Cyberspace

Most foreign apps are alien to Chinese residents in China. But they don't need them because local companies have developed copycats that often surpass...

Casting Light

Born in the golden age of Muslim civilisation as Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haitham – often called Alhazen by Western theorists –...

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