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Planet-hunter launched from Florida

Risingbd Desk: The US space agency's Tess satellite has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to find thousands of new worlds beyond our Solar System.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

Risingbd Desk: A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

Digital security act is not for gagging freedom of expression

Desk Report: Digital security act has been made not to gag freedom of expression rather to stop spreading of falsehood and militant activities through social media to protect minority community, said Prime Minister's ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

Risingbd Desk: A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers have said.

‘One-stop shops’ set to speed up cancer diagnosis

Risingbd Desk: "One-stop shops" aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England.

Conservationists use astronomy software to save species

Risingbd Desk: Researchers are using astronomical techniques used to study distant stars to survey endangered species.

Facebook being used to 'incite real harm' in Myanmar: Zuckerberg

Risingbd Desk: Facebook's chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said the social media company is aware that its tools have been used to spread anti-Rohingya propaganda and "incite real harm" in Myanmar.

Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

Risingbd Desk: China's defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say.

Ghostly galaxy may be missing dark matter

International Desk: An unusually transparent galaxy about the size of the Milky Way is prompting new questions for astrophysicists.

Zuckerberg's losses on Facebook data scandal hit $10bn

Risingbd Desk: The Federal Trade Commission has an open investigation into Facebook's growing privacy scandal it revealed Monday - escalating a crisis which has now personally cost Mark Zuckerberg $10 billion.

Walton launches pen drives

Augustin Sujon: Local manufacturer Walton has introduced its new product, a range of 16GB and 32GB pen drives, on tech market.

World's biggest jet engine takes to the skies

Risingbd Desk: Incredible footage has revealed the moment that the world's biggest jet engine took to the skies for the first time, ahead of its planned maiden commercial flight in 2020.

How did Stephen Hawking live so long with ALS?

Risingbd Desk: ALS has a life expectancy of about three to 10 years, but Stephen Hawking lived with the disease for more than five decades.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

International Desk: World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

Scientists are one step closer to a HIV cure

Risingbd Desk: A cure for HIV could be in the pipeline, scientists claim.