Dhaka: 8:31 PM, Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Risingbd Desk: Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup.

Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’

Risingbd Desk: More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.

Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years

Risingbd Desk: Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years are giving a glimpse of a lost world.

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

Risingbd Desk: Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day?

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Risingbd Desk: Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.

Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees

Risingbd Desk: Scientists are warning that pollution could be starving Europe's trees of vital nutrients by damaging essential fungi.

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto

Risingbd Desk: Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.

Dolphin ‘happiness’ measured by scientists in France

Risingbd Desk:  Scientists working with dolphins at a marine park near Paris have attempted to measure how the animals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity.

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Risingbd Desk: Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain's most eminent scientists.

Potential new cure found for baldness

International Desk: A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis.

Tourism accounts for 8pc of carbon emissions

Risingbd Desk: A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, around three times greater than previous estimates.

Regular fast food eating linked to fertility issues in women

Risingbd Desk: Women who regularly eat fast food and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests.

World's largest glasshouse reopens

Risingbd Desk: London's Kew Gardens is to reopen its Temperate House - the world's largest Victorian glasshouse - after a five-year restoration.

GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have modified a plant's genetic sequence to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.

World's worst super-gonorrhoea man cured

Risingbd Desk: A man in the UK who caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured.