Dhaka: 1:25 PM, Tue, 16 Jan, 2018

The world’s coldest village

Risingbd Desk: Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.

Stephen Hawking warns Earth will become a hellish Venus

Risingbd Desk: Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that Earth will become unbearably hot, hellish world if global warming continues.

Lack of sleep is linked to depression

Risingbd Desk: Less than eight hours sleep is linked to anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

Risingbd Desk: Scientists in Rome have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory.

Turmeric heals woman’s blood cancer

Risingbd Desk: A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported.

Air pollution affects birth weight, study finds

International Desk: Air pollution may be harming babies even before they are born, adversely affecting their birth weight, Chennai-based researchers have found.

Best ways to protect against skin cancer

Desk Report: Did you know that one American dies from melanoma every hour? A tragic rate, experts say: This cancer is curable when caught early.

Eight amazing science stories of 2017

International Desk: It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft's 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave astronomy bagged the catastrophic collision of two dead stars.

Fungal disease poses global threat to snakes

Risingbd Desk: A potentially deadly fungal disease poses a significant threat to snakes all over the world, new research suggests.

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for 548,000 euros

International Desk: An ancient skeleton of a woolly mammoth has sold for €548,000 (£483,000; $640,000) at auction in the French city of Lyon.


40% of cancer deaths could be prevented by eight ways

Risingbd Desk: Nearly 40 per cent of cancer deaths could be prevented with eight simple lifestyle changes, new research has concluded.

Worrying alarm call for world's birds

Risingbd Desk: Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.

Want to live to 100?

Risingbd Desk: We are usually told the key to living to a ripe old age is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

Has an alien probe entered our solar system?

International Desk: Astronomers are set to scan an 'alien' comet for signs of extraterrestrial technology.

All forms of hormonal contraception increase breast cancer risk

International Desk: All forms of hormonal contraception bring an increased risk of breast cancer, which lasts for about five years after women stop taking it, new research suggests.