Daily Archives: October 20, 2008


The lingering power crisis in Pakistan

By NADEEM SYED Never before we have experienced anything like this, nor can we imagine a nuclear power, a major Muslim country equipped with all the required resources, facing power outages for most of the day and night. If in Lahore the power supply remains suspended for more than 12 […]


A new weapon against cancer

A basic ingredient in jam and jelly could help prevent the spread of cancer, scientists have found. Pectin, a natural fibre found in fruit and vegetables, is widely used as a gelling agent in processed foods. Research has shown that under the right conditions it releases a molecular fragment with […]


Overeating? Blame your genes

A gene could help prod people to overeat and gain excess weight, new research shows. The finding probably won’t provide a ‘magic bullet’ for weight loss, but it does reinforce the value of good eating habits and exercise, especially for young people, scientists say.