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‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

International Desk: It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.

Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable

Risingbd Desk: Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.

Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Risingbd Desk: Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.

Record number of severely obese children

Risingbd Desk: A record number of primary school children are leaving school severely obese, according to new figures from Public Health England.

Alternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survival

Risingbd Desk: Cancer patients who use alternative therapies may be more likely to shun conventional treatments and risk their chances of survival, research suggests.

Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Risingbd Desk: Take flour made from wild wheat and barley, mix with the pulverised roots of plants, add water, then bake.

HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

Risingbd Desk: An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results.

Is your child fully experiencing the best childhood?

Risingbd Desk: The age range from 5 to 14 is a crucial time for any child. This is the time when a child starts learning from different sources of activities. The physical and mental development of children also occurs during this period.

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.