Dhaka: 8:09 AM, Sun, 18 Mar, 2018

Changing environment influenced human evolution

Risingbd Desk: Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Risingbd Desk: Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic.

Easter Island is vanishing

Risingbd Desk: Easter Island and its mysterious history are slowly disappearing under rising seas.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Risingbd Desk: Researchers say they may have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle in the legs as people age - and that it is due to a loss of nerves.

Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth

Risingbd Desk: Researchers have recreated the chemistry of atmospheres on distant planets for the first time in the lab, according to two new papers.

Climate change ‘impacts women more than men

Risingbd Desk: Women are more likely than men to be affected by climate change, studies show.

Clock to run for 10,000 years

Risingbd Desk:  If you've been rattling around in horology circles in the last 15 or 20 years, you may have run across a unique (and I do mean unique) clock project, undertaken by an organization called the Long Now Foundation.

Cars buck falling CO2 emissions trend

Risingbd Desk: Britain's carbon emissions have sunk to the level last seen in 1890 – the year before penalties were first awarded in football.

Strange triangular shape spotted on the moon

Risingbd Desk: Footage of a triangular-shaped UFO is 'proof' of an air base on the moon, say conspiracy theorists.

Tree loss pushing beetles to the brink

Risingbd Desk: The loss of trees across Europe is pushing beetles to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.

A cure for world hunger?

Risingbd Desk: An exotic fruit that tastes like pork and gives off a putrid smell could save millions from starvation.

Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

Risingbd Desk: Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.

Pesticides put bees at risk

Risingbd Desk: Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed.

Waist size bigger heart attack risk in women

Risingbd Desk: Women with bigger waists relative to their hips are at more risk of heart attacks than men of a similar "apple shape", research from the George Institute for Global Health says.

How humans echolocate 'like bats'

Risingbd Desk: A study has revealed secrets that help some blind people navigate their world by "seeing with sound".