March 2011 Archive

Removal of microcredit bank leader Prof Muhammed Yunus bodes ill for the poor

By Alex Counts Microfinance has grown from its origins as a pilot project ...

Metho choir wins gold at international level

By Dhananjani Silva It was an outstanding achievement for the choir of ...

Autistic boy,12, with higher IQ than Albert Einstein Develops his own theory of relativity

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in ...

The Double Standard Trap:The Clash of Principles and Interests in the Arab Revolutions

By ESAM AL-AMIN “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” --Confucius On February 15, 1991, then-President George H. W. Bush announced ...

Mind the Gap:Deconstructing Nuclear Experts

By CHRIS BUSBY Since the Fukushima accident we have seen a stream of experts on radiation telling us not to worry, that the doses are too low, that ...

Cricket World Cup 2011: Sri Lanka humiliate England on route to semi-final meeting with New Zealand

Quater-final: Sri Lanka (231-0) beat England (229-6) by 10 wickets Image 1 of 2 Started so I'll finish: Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan put England's bowlers to the sword in their World Cup ...

Ancient tradition of water purification could save lives

Ecologist Thousand-year-old Indian method of using tree seeds to purify water should be used more widely for tackling waterborne diseases Indian tree seeds that purify water could dramatically reduce disease in the ...

Rich exoplanet system discovered

By Victoria Gill The researchers say the finding marks a new phase in the hunt for exoplanets Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets that orbit a star ...

Brain-hacking art: Two pictures for the price of one

by Jessica Griggs Paintings containing carefully constructed illusions can make your brain flip as it tries to make sense of what it sees WHAT do you see when you look at the ...

Alien oceans could be detected by telescopes

The reflection of light or "glint" could reveal the existence of Earth-like planets. The next generation of telescopes could reveal the presence of oceans on planets outside our Solar System. Detecting water ...

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