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Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic'

Risingbd Desk: US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.

Tardigrades will be last animals on Earth

Risingbd Desk: Tardigrades will be the last surviving species on Earth and could live through any doomsday event, scientists have claimed.

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Risingbd Desk: Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said.

400yr old sharks could hold secret to long life

Risingbd Desk: They are the longest living vertebrate on Earth, with incredibly long lifespans of up 400 years.

The fossil that rewrites our history

Risingbd Desk: Researchers have taken one step closer to understanding the complex relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals, with the study of an ancient bone.

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

International Desk: Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change.


Director launches £165m bid to rescue Titanic artefacts

Risingbd Desk: Titanic director James Cameron has launched a secret £165 million 'rescue mission' to bring the ship's treasures back to the UK.

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.