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World’s earliest flesh-eating fish found

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a piranha-like species that they say is the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish.

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis

Risingbd Desk: The warning signs of type-2 diabetes may be detectable 20 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers say.

Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

Risingbd Desk: Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers.

Cannabis more harmful than alcohol for teen brains

Risingbd Desk: Teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains, a Canadian study suggests.

Cervical cancer: Australia to be first to eliminate disease

Risingbd Desk: Australia will become the first country to effectively eliminate cervical cancer if vaccination and screening rates are maintained, researchers say.

China sees surge in HIV/Aid cases

Risingbd Desk: China has announced a 14 per cent jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids.

Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression

Risingbd Desk: Eating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression, research suggests.

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

Risingbd Desk: South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.

Prickly cactus species under threat

Risingbd Desk: The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers. The most serious problem is illegal smuggling.

Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?

Risingbd Desk: Prehistoric humans are under suspicion of wiping out the largest birds that ever lived after fossilised bones were discovered with telltale cut marks.

Nature-based plan to beat climate change

Risingbd Desk: Planting millions of acres of trees and energy crops as well as restoring wetlands and coastal habitats could help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050.

‘Climate change moving faster than we are’

Risingbd Desk: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change.


A family of cancer

International Desk: Lacy Anderson has a rare form of stomach cancer, but she is not alone.

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

Risingbd Desk: Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision.

The place where 1980s computers still rule

Feature Desk: The return of scrunchies and shoulder pads and the popularity of throwback shows such as "Stranger Things" left you pining for the 1980s?