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All forms of hormonal contraception increase breast cancer risk

International Desk: All forms of hormonal contraception bring an increased risk of breast cancer, which lasts for about five years after women stop taking it, new research suggests.

Rewriting the history of man's migration out of Africa

Risingbd Desk: The date the first humans migrated from Africa has been pushed back 60,000 years by scientists.

Birds being affected by a changing climate

International Desk: Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a report has confirmed.

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’: UN

Risingbd Desk: Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned.

Early baldness higher heart disease risk factor

Risingbd Desk: Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests.

10 symptoms of panic attacks

Desk Report: Many people use the term "panic attack" loosely, declaring they've had a major panic attack when they're really just a little nervous or experiencing minor stress.

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

International Desk: Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making.

Traumatic event increases a woman's risk of obesity

Risingbd Desk: Women who have experienced traumatic events are more likely to become obese, according to a new study.

Terrifying shark back 80m years caught off Portugal

Risingbd Desk: Scientists working on a project off the Algarve coast were in for a surprise when they caught a prehistoric shark this week.

Some secrets of the Taj Mahal

Desk Report: For first-time visitors to India, it’s almost impossible to skip the bucket list-worthy Taj Mahal.

Bangladeshi photographer wins 8 awards in 2 global contests

Staff Correspondent: Bangladeshi young photographer has won eight awards in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 and Wiki Loves Earth 2017.

Aliens may be more like us than we think

Risingbd Desk: Scientists might finally have worked out what aliens would look like. And they're shockingly familiar. Alien life tends to be imagined as strange powerful monsters: either grey humanoids or insect-like killing machines. But they might actually look a lot more like us than we realised, according to pioneering new work by scientists looking to understand what extraterrestrials would actually look like.

Will the world end next month?

Risingbd Desk: Conspiracy theorists are yet again convinced that the mysterious plant Nibiru is set to destroy Earth in the coming weeks.

Saudi becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

International Desk: History has been made in Saudi Arabia as a humanoid robot has been granted citizenship for the first time.

A sea of plastic

Risingbd Desk: The pictures are unlikely to make it into the glossy tourist brochures that sell the Caribbean as a paradise destination.