Dhaka: 5:52 AM, Fri, 23 Jun, 2017

How cats conquered the ancient world

Risingbd Desk: The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind.

Organic food is healthier

Risingbd Desk: Organic vegetables really are healthier to eat than standard ones, comprehensive new research confirms.

Is broccoli a secret weapon against diabetes?

Risingbd Desk: Broccoli could be key to treating diabetes – as a compound in the vegetable helps to lower blood sugar levels.

Eating french fries could kill you

Risingbd Desk: Researchers have found a link between eating French fries and a higher risk of death.


Jupiter is both the largest and oldest planet

Risingbd Desk: Although we know that Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, a new study has confirmed the theory that it is also the oldest.

Alien life will be found in 10 to 15 years

Risingbd Desk: Alien life could be discovered within the next two decades – but, these lifeforms will be far from intelligent beings, one expert claims.

4 in 10 kids smoke first cigarette before age 10

Desk Report: Four in 10 school-going children in the country smoke first cigarette before the age of 10 years, and they are hardly refused while buying cigarettes, says a new study.

Daily 30-minute walk may slash cancer deaths by half

Risingbd Desk: Walking for just 30 minutes a day can boost the chances of beating cancer by almost half, research shows.

Ancient Chinese temple uncovered after 1,000 years

Risingbd Desk: Almost 1,000 years after it was lost, archaeologists have discovered a temple hidden in downtown Chengdu, China.

Plants have cells that function as a ‘brain’

Risingbd Desk: Plants are much smarter than we give them credit for and even have tiny brains that decide the right moment to germinate, according to a new study.

A healthy heart prevents heart

Risingbd Desk: Keeping the heart healthy by avoiding junk food may also ward off depression, research suggests.

Chemicals in shampoo cause cancer

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have discovered how a group of chemicals in everything from shampoo to booze can cause cancer.

Tips on how to bargain & save money

Risingbd Desk: In much of the Mediterranean world, the price tag is only an excuse to argue. Bargaining is the accepted and expected method of finding a compromise between the wishful thinking of the merchant and the tourist.

Scientists find new way to treat cancer

Risingbd Desk: In the ongoing war against cancer, an international team led by scientists from Johns Hopkins University has, for the first time, found what causes the spread of cancer and what could slow it down.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Risingbd Desk: US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs.

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.