Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Kabul (AFP) - Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people.Denied access to school, as a child she taught herself to paint by holding a brush...

A place to turn for help

A place to turn for help

Recent data from the Mental Health Department has shown that there are 1 million young Thais dealing with clinical depression and around 2 million at risk of developing this and other mental illnesses.This situation along with the increase of suicide rates among Thai...

Ancient “ghost” DNA identified in living humans

Ancient “ghost” DNA identified in living humans

Ancient human fossilsare often found in Africa, but ancient human DNA is scarce.Intense heat and humidity destroy DNA, so ancient fossil DNA is rarely found on the continenthumans came from. But in a new study, researchers reveal that the genomes of living West...

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Los Angeles (AFP) - Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried last week near their family home in Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony, according to death certificates.A death certificate for the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter...

Reckless driving causes toddler to be flung out of vehicle

Reckless driving causes toddler to be flung out of vehicle

A two-year-old boy miraculously survived after he was flung out of a vehicle he was travelling in with his family in a road crash involving another vehicle on the southbound North-South Expressway near Senawang, on Monday.Negeri Sembilan Traffic Investigation and...

CHINA VOICES | The drivers Wuhan is counting on

CHINA VOICES | The drivers Wuhan is counting on

As most people stay inside, delivery drivers are on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus in Wuhan. This week, TechNode’s translation column brings you a gripping article profiling the volunteers of Wuhan, translated in full by courtesy of GQ Reports. The...

Half-a-million insect species face extinction: scientists

Half-a-million insect species face extinction: scientists

Paris (AFP) - Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a "warning to humanity"."The current insect extinction crisis is deeply...

Some things just require a higher level of accountability

All chemical and mineral processing plants produce residues which are either reused or disposed of as wastes. Why is there more public pressure on Lynas to account for its residues?