Dhaka: 5:51 AM, Fri, 23 Jun, 2017

Hawking urges Moon landing to ‘elevate humanity’

Risingbd Desk: Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020.

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Risingbd Desk: Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice.

ICT division website restored

Risingbd Desk: Information Communication Technology (ICT) division's official website of the people's republic of Bangladesh has been restored hours after it was hacked by hackers.

ICT division website hacked

Desk Report: Information Communication Technology (ICT) division's official website of the people's republic of Bangladesh has been hacked.

China developing hypersonic missiles for jet fighters

Risingbd Desk: In a major step towards developing hypersonic missiles for jet fighters, China has claimed that it has successfully tested new ramjet engine technology.

Astronomers reveal the most extreme planets

Risingbd Desk: Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars.

Planet is hotter than most stars

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have found a hellish world where the "surface" of the planet is over 4,000C - almost as hot as our Sun.


Internet cut off to stop question paper leak

Risingbd Desk: Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday.

Nasa reveals historic 2018 mission to 'touch the sun'

Risingbd Desk: Nasa is set to announce its ambitious plans to launch a probe mission directly into the atmosphere of the sun in a world first.

Centre of galaxy for a fifth force of nature

Risingbd Desk: Our understanding of the universe, based largely on Einstein's theory of general relativity, relies on four fundamental forces: Gravity, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.

Scientists spot ‘potentially habitable’ super-Earth planet

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have detected a new ‘super-Earth’ planet just 21 light-years away, and they say it could be habitable.

NASA to send mission to fly directly into sun’s atmosphere

Risingbd Desk: NASA is set to announce new details on its radical mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere.

New £1 test can detect cancer early

Risingbd Desk: Thousands of cancer patients could have their disease detected earlier every year thanks to a new £1 test that identifies a 'risk marker' for cancer.

Time travel might be possible through black holes

Risingbd Desk: Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there.

World's first modular self-driving car

International Desk: Trying to find a car that matches your style is no easy task.

Medical students take a great initiative

People of city dwellers are now suffering a disease named Chikungunya. It is a mosquito-borne viral disease. However, the disease is not fatal but the victims suffer a lot. Aedes aegypti mosquito species, whose females carry the virus of Chikungunya. The virus is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes.