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The ‘i’ in Science

8/01/18

Science – the horrors of school life start flashing in the minds of many at the mere mention of its name. The dry formulae of physics, the never-ending taxa of biology, the ever-so-complicated questions of mathematics, the never-so-simple reactions of chemistry; science has always been considered a privilege for the genius few and a struggle for the rest. But how can something as incommunicable as this explain our world and our lives? Maybe this doesn’t… Read more


Exposing the True Colours of Science

22/01/17

Why do dinosaurs, space ships and lasers captivate us so much? How do these science fiction movies and series capture our attention? That’s because they tap into two innate attributes unique to human beings: curiosity and creativity. These works of science fiction allow us to explore places we have never been and stir our imagination. That’s exactly what the Lahore Science Mela intends to do… Read more


 Great Scientists are Artists as Well

07/12/16

Artists and scientists seem like the opposite poles of a magnet, the black and white in a painting. Reality is not like the binary system; there is no black and white in science and art. Scientists and artists live in the grey area that is life. These are the two forms of expression of the beauty that is nature. There is a scientist in every artist; with every accurate stroke of a brush, every geometrical pattern created on a paper… Read more


سائنسی میلے: بچوں کو سائنسدان بنانے کا آسان نسخہ

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پاکستانی معاشرے میں والدین ہوں ، بچے ، یا اساتذہ ۔ سب ہی کی زندگی روزمرہ کے ایک معمول کے گرد گھومتی ہے جس میں سائنسی میلوں یا مباحث جیسی دماغ کو متحرک رکھنے والی تقریبات کی کوئی گنجائش نہیں ۔یقینا ََ ا س کی ایک بڑی وجہ ہمارے تعلیمی نظام کی خرابی ہے جو بچوں کی مخفی صلاحیتیوں کو سامنے لانے کے بجائے انھیں محض سلیبس پورا کرنے   مزید پڑھیے   ۔۔۔


Convergence

26/11/17

For most people, hearing the word ‘science’ brings to mind static facts listed in textbooks, scientists observing specimens under the microscope, mechanical engineers working on automobiles, Einstein’s equations and so on. But that is an incomplete picture of science. Science is much more complex yet beautiful… Read more


What is the Lahore Science Mela?

25/11/17

The Lahore Science Mela is the first of its kind fair in Pakistan where the prevailing gap between culture and science will be bridged. Hearing the word ‘culture’ takes one to the narrow streets of androon shehr (walled city), the tantalizing cuisine of food streets and the historical places, like the Shahi Qila, the Shalamar Gardens, Chauburji  that have stood… Read more


Art and Science, Parallel or Intersecting lines?

18/11/17

Life imitates art, and science imitates life. These premises are fundamental to the principle of Biomimicry. Biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex problems encountered by human civilisation. Every invention in science can be attributed to a corresponding phenomenon already existing… Read more


Yeh mein ne Jupiter banaya hai

16/11/17

“Yeh mein ne Jupiter banaya hai,” Afzal swung a ball of crumpled newspapers in the air, and a smug grin took over his face. “Jeeab mein Mars aur Saturn banaun ga,” he explained, answering my puzzled expression. His eyes shone with excitement as he shrunk the solar system to a magnitude he could fathom… Read more