UK's National Health Service reports that 1 in 8 British children have mental disorders. But only 1 out of 5 children with mental issues have access to treatment.
June 17 (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish,...
June 12 (Hindustan Times) - Food tastes better when you are sitting down, say scientists who found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds. The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, looked specifically at how the vestibular sense, which is responsible for balance, posture and spatial orientation, interacts with the...
The ships provide free treatment to isolated islands - a system that might be a model for other nations hit by worsening climate threats, says Naimul Karim
June 10 (Hindustan Times) - Salman Khan’s box office success story has continued with Bharat, which surpassed the Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office on the fourth day of release itself, making it the actor’s 14th back-to-back film in the Rs 100 crore club, say trade experts. Bharat has also helped Salman add another feather to his...
Asiff Hussein quotes chapter and verse to say that the Niqab is not obligatory in Islam and asks: "Can society function properly in an environment where women are veiled from top to toe?"
Each of the "ancient" languages below has a little something special—something ancient—to differentiate it from the masses. But all "new" languages have grown out of ancient ones says the author Lani Seelinger
Lighting up of Beira Lake signifies its historical importance. A strategically important place in the Portuguese and Dutch period, it became a commercial hub during British rule and is now slated to be part of the swank Colombo Port City.
The theme of the dialogue is exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future.
Despite the hot words and fanciful news stories shared in the social media about troubles here and there, Colombo is getting back to what it has always been - a peaceful and beautiful city.