Newsmakers

‘Blame genes for violent behaviour’

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Is a violent criminal born that way, or shaped by childhood experiences and circumstances?

London hotel offers Potter-themed rooms

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If you want a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, a 163-year-old London hotel is offering Harry Potter-themed rooms to fans of the book and film series.

Neanderthals, humans mated 60,000 yrs ago

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Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a man’s thigh bone found in Siberia.

City ruled by Genghis Khan’s heirs is unearthed

A relief found at the site.

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 750-year-old city, founded by the descendant’s of legendary Genghis Khan, along the River Volga in Russia.

Chapters of love: Kama Sutra in Paris

A woman looks at sculptures as she visits the exhibition “The Kama-Sutra: Spirituality and erotism in Indian art” in Paris.— AFP

In the West, India’s Kama Sutra most often evokes an exotic bible of sexual positions regularly consulted for blush-inducing tips in magazines.

Reminiscing helps boost mental skills?

Engaging brain areas linked to so-called “off-task” mental activities such as mind-wandering and reminiscing can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, a new study has found.

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t