Dhaka: 5:28 AM, Wed, 19 Sep, 2018

Prickly cactus species under threat

Risingbd Desk: The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers. The most serious problem is illegal smuggling.

Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?

Risingbd Desk: Prehistoric humans are under suspicion of wiping out the largest birds that ever lived after fossilised bones were discovered with telltale cut marks.

Nature-based plan to beat climate change

Risingbd Desk: Planting millions of acres of trees and energy crops as well as restoring wetlands and coastal habitats could help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050.

‘Climate change moving faster than we are’

Risingbd Desk: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change.


A family of cancer

International Desk: Lacy Anderson has a rare form of stomach cancer, but she is not alone.

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

Risingbd Desk: Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision.

The place where 1980s computers still rule

Feature Desk: The return of scrunchies and shoulder pads and the popularity of throwback shows such as "Stranger Things" left you pining for the 1980s?

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Risingbd Desk: Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day.

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people

Risingbd Desk: The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show.

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

International Desk: Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research.

Earliest galaxies found ‘on our cosmic doorstep’

International Desk: Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, according to a study.

‘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.