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Mars more like Earth than thought

Risingbd Desk: Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought - making it far more similar to Earth, and potentially making it easier for Man to survive there.

Wood energy 'disaster' for climate change

Risingbd Desk: Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.

WhatsApp Status update offers sharing photos, videos, GIFs

Risingbd Desk: Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has updated to "Status" feature that allows users to share images and videos with their contacts on WhatsApp in a secure way.

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Risingbd Desk: Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Risingbd Desk: Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.

N Zealand part of sunken ‘lost continent’: Scientists

Risingbd Desk: New Zealand might be known as Australia's smaller neighbour but scientists have discovered it is sitting on a previously unknown continent - Zealandia.

Scientists urge more brain donation

Risingbd Desk: Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.

Anonymous shuts down 10,000 dark web sites

Risingbd Desk: An Anonymous hacktivist claiming responsibility for shutting down at least 10,000 dark websites and stealing personal data says he did so because of rampant child pornography on the network.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Risingbd Desk: Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.

First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

Dubai announces passenger drone plans

Risingbd Desk: A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, the head of the city's Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit.

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Risingbd Desk: Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows.

Steam starts ‘pay to publish’ system

Risingbd Desk: Valve is changing the way independent game makers can get their creations onto its Steam service.

Man sues Uber for revealing affair

Risingbd Desk: A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife's discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said.

WhatsApp adds two-step verification

Risingbd Desk: The popular messaging service WhatsApp now includes an extra layer of security.

'Khaleda can join polls even if convicted'

Senior Correspondent: BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said that the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be able to participate in the next general election even if she is convicted in any case.

Can Dev Patel be the first Indian actor to win an Oscar?

Risingbd Desk: The Oscars this year could be historic for India. If Dev Patel, who has been nominated for best supporting actor for the film "Lion", takes home the statuette, he will be the first true blue Indian to win an Academy Award for acting. Ben Kingsley, who won the best actor Oscar in 1983 for "Gandhi", is half-Indian.