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Brain pathway makes head and face pain very draining

CAROLINA: If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it’s because a special pathway in the brain is heightening our emotions from pain at those sites, according to studies in mice. People usually experience head and facial pain as more severe and emotionally draining than body pain, but the biological basis of this remains something of a mystery. It turns out that pain signals in the face travel to a different place in the brain than pain stimuli in other parts of the body, researchers say.…

After ‘Chaiwala’, meet the ‘Burgerwala’

KARACHI: Social media is said to be the new medium of making people famous. After the sensation that was "Chaiwala", a "Burgerwala" has become the next big thing on the internet. Eighteen-year old Shah Fahad, who used to sell bun-kababs at a shop in Rawalpindi's Ayub Park, was discovered by an avid social media user and ARY News staffer Syed Raza Mehdi, who was conducting a live session on Facebook. After Chai Wala here comes Burger Wala. 18 Yrs Old Shah Fahad belongs to Rawalpindi sells Bun Kabab at Ayub Park…

5 shocking facts you want to know about ‘death’

No one wants to talk about death. In fact, just by saying the word death, you can get goosebumps. However, researchers across the world in their own fields have studied it from their own perspectives. Following are five research results that you would want to know about death. 1-Decaying human body smells (sickly) sweet What the stench of death is like? A latest study found that the smell of human decomposition resembles five esters, organic compounds that react with water to produce alcohols and acids.…

Nigeria military studies Sri Lankan tactics for use against Boko Haram

ABUJA: Nigeria is studying the military tactics used by Sri Lanka to crush the rebel Tamil Tigers for its own battle against Islamist group Boko Haram, the defence ministry said, after holding talks with officials from the island nation. Abuja has been criticised for its failure to contain the militant group, which has killed thousands since 2009 and has stepped up its devastating attacks after abducting more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram, which wants to carve out an Islamist state in…