Flu Attack!

When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. First, some new viruses get caught in mucus and other fluids inside your body and are destroyed. Other viruses get expelled in coughs and sneezes. Second, lots of those new viruses are lemons. They don’t work that well.…

What is Flu?

Is it just a cold or the serious flu? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can range from mild to severe. Experts believe that influenza usually spreads through droplets that are created when those with the flu cough, sneeze or…

What is common cold?

We’ve all had a cold at one point or another; it entails an uncomfortable cocktail of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and a runny nose. But why do we get colds? How do they work? A runny nose, scratchy throat, and nonstop sneezing — you can’t miss the signs of a cold. But mystery shrouds a…

Why do we need sleep?

Every creature needs to rest. Giraffes, little babies, elephants, dogs, cats, kids, koala bears, grandparents, moms, dads, and hippos in the jungle — they all sleep! Just like eating, sleep is necessary for survival. Researchers have also shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require…

What Yoga Really Is About

What people usually associate with yoga: Twisted postures, closed eyes, meditative exercises. But there’s more to it than that! Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon asanas (physical poses) to promote improved control of mind and body and to enhance well-being. The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj…

Benefits of Sports for Children

Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy. Sports of all types require a sense balance, whether it is clearing a hurdle…

The origin of Soccer

With a sport as popular as football, you would think people would agree on what its name is. But despite the discrepancies in nomenclature, there is a history to how the word “soccer” came to be, and this animated infographic will show you just that. The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a…

How The New World Cup Balls Are Made

When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World Cup matches, making over 200 million…