Dhaka: 1:40 PM, Wed, 19 Dec, 2018

E-cigarette use among US teens rises dramatically

International Desk: The use of electronic cigarettes by US teenagers has dramatically risen this year, a new report says.

Why the chicken is a symbol of our times

Risingbd Desk: A study of chicken bones dug up at London archaeological sites shows how the bird we know today has altered beyond recognition from its ancestors.

Earth is swallowing

Risingbd Desk: Staggering amounts of water are being pulled deep into Earth’s interior as a result of tectonic activity.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge impact crater

Risingbd Desk: What looks to be a large impact crater has been identified beneath the Greenland ice sheet.

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

Risingbd Desk: A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say.

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Risindbd Desk: Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction.

Oldest animal painting discovered in Borneo

Risingbd Desk: The earliest known painting of an animal has been identified in a cave on the island of Borneo.

Northern white rhino: New hopes for IVF rescue

Risingbd Desk: A new study raises hopes of saving one of the last animals of its kind.

Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high

Risingbd Desk: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country's education ministry says.

Glowing chemical could aid brain cancer surgery

Risingbd Desk: A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests.


The Second Birth

Md. Harun: The house of Roy Chandal appears as though it were devoid of speech and life due to the iron-hand discipline of Roy Chandal. Should it not be so, because he is a big Hindu saint indeed! While all other Hindu religious leaders of his community are bound to obey his command, whatever it be, that his family members will arise any questions regarding his rule and principle is quite unimaginable!

Humans blamed for mass wildlife loss

Risingbd Desk: "Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says.


Md. Harun: Frank should consider himself fortunate this time! He could come out alive with one of the statued lions from the Church and gave the lion life while the other members of his team were awaiting his return outside the Church with great suspense and apprehension! What happened actually to Frank? What was the statued lion and how was it brought back to life? How can a statued lion be brought back into life? We will know that very soon.

Rising seas will swamp homes, report says

Risingbd Desk: England’s coastal communities haven’t faced up to the reality of rising seas through climate change, a report says.

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.