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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Nobel Chemistry Prize honors electron microscopy

    Three researchers based in the US, UK and Switzerland have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy...

    ”The development, it said, “is decisive for both the basic understanding of life's chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals...

  • Trailblazing trio win chemistry Nobel for ‘freeze framing’ life

    STOCKHOLM: A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action...

    Each of these pictures represents a frame and they can be put together into a movie and we can see what the molecules do,” said Peter Brzezinski, a member of the Nobel committee for chemistry...

  • Breaking Bad in China: chemistry professor 'in meth gang'

    BEIJING: A former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state-media reported on Tuesday...

    Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013, CBN cited police as saying...

  • Pakistani student bags bronze medal in international chemistry competition

    A student from Karachi has bagged a bronze medal in an international chemistry competition held in Thailand, among participants from over 75 countries, including the United States, China and Russia...

    Maaha Ayub, an A-Levels student, won the competition and bagged the medal for Pakistan in the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand...

  • Three win chemistry Nobel for work on cells’ role in DNA repair

    STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the United States and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for work on how cells repair damaged DNA...

    “The basic research carried out by the 2015 Nobel laureates in chemistry has not only deepened our knowledge of how we function, but could also lead to the development of lifesaving treatments,” the Nobel committee said...

  • Chemistry teacher defies Taliban in Bacha Khan University attack

    CHARSADDA: A chemistry teacher who tried to protect his students by opening fire on Taliban militants during a deadly attack at the Bacha Khan University has been hailed as a “martyr” and a “gentleman”...

    Lecturer Syed Hamid Hussain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, ordered his students to stay inside as Taliban gunmen stormed the school near the city of Peshawar on Wednesday, leaving at...

  • Three win Nobel Chemistry Prize

    STOCKHOLM: A trio of French, British and Dutch scientists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for developing molecular machines, the world’s smallest machines that may one day act as artificial muscles to power tiny robots or even prosthetic limbs...

    Stoddart, 74, is a professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the US...

  • Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

    US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make everything from biofuels to medicine...

    Arnold, just the fifth woman to clinch chemistry's most prestigious honour, won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1...

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