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  • World’s most endangered species

    Dear friends, we share planet Earth with millions of other species of plants and animals...

    Many of these species, especially animals, are in danger of disappearance or dying out completely in the near future...

  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    Wikipedia then moved to change the status of her page to semi-protected because of violations of its 'biographies of living persons policy'...

  • Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

    ANKARA: Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Turkey lifts three-year ban on Wikipedia

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years...

    Turkish officials said in 2017 that the ban was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content accusing its government of assisting terrorist groups...

  • Wikipedia breaks five-year record with high traffic in pandemic

    KARACHI: While most technology platforms have stepped up efforts to deal with the proliferation of coronavirus information online, global numbers indicate that users are switching to Wikipedia as a trusted source to share and find Covid-19 updates...

    Around 4,504 Wikipedia pages have been created to record different aspects of the pandemic, its spread to different countries, the race to find a treatment and viral conspiracies...

  • FM Qureshi dispels rumours about his health after 'hacking' of Wikipedia page

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, on Thursday dispelled rumours about his health after his Wikipedia profile was edited, saying "there was no truth to them" and that he was "doing well"...

    "We strongly condemn attempts by mischievous elements to hack [the] Wikipedia page of the foreign minister & spread rumours on social media about his health & well-being," said FO spokesperson Aisha...

  • Cave yields ‘new human species’

    The hominid --- described as a “new species” of humans --- has been named Homo naledi after the “Rising Star” cave where the bones were found...

    “We have just met a new species of human relative that deliberately disposed of its dead,” Lee Berger, project leader and paleoanthropologist at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, announced as the fossils were unveiled...

  • Wildlife dept collecting animal species’ data

    LAHORE: Punjab wildlife and parks department is for the first time preparing a comprehensive database of wild birds, reptiles and mammalian species in the province for forming better conservation strategies and monitoring population of various species...

    Only the Punjab Wildlife Research Center at Gutwala used to conduct selective habitat researches on different animal species...

  • Over 200 new species found in Himalayas

    NEW DELHI: A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF...

    The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured “walking snakehead fish” which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400 metres on wet ground...

  • Darwin’s Origin of Species tops list of most important academic books

    Now, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species has been voted the academic book that changed the world the most by a British academic publishing trade group...

    “It’s not in the least surprising, and completely right, that On the Origin of Species won,” Alan Staton, head of marketing at the Booksellers Association, which came up with the list, said in a statement...

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