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Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Risingbd Desk: Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.

Babies remember their birth language

Risingbd Desk: Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows.

Urine test reveals what you really eat

Risingbd Desk: A urine test that can reveal how healthy your meals are has been developed by UK scientists.

What Earth will look like in 250 million years

Risingbd Desk: Researchers have predicted that a new megacontinent - Amasia - will form in the next 250 million years.

Planet Nine could be a ‘rogue world’

Risingbd Desk: It has captured the imagination of astronomers and sci-fi fans alike - and could turn out to be a real rogue world.

AIDS virus almost half a billion years old: Scientists

Risingbd Desk: Retroviruses, the family of viruses that includes HIV, are almost half a billion years old - several hundred million years older than previously thought, claim scientists from Oxford University.


Anti-aging diet: 13 foods that fight wrinkles

Risingbd Desk: Even though it is unclear how most phytochemicals work, their beneficial effects are apparent. So for now, variety is the key and the more the better.

Warming world harming insects' reproduction

Risingbd Desk: A warming world harms insects' ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

Climate change could cause ocean currents to collapse

Risingbd Desk: In the 2004 film, 'The Day After Tomorrow', ocean currents around the world stop as a result of global warming, leading to a catastrophic storm which wipes out major cities around the world.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Risingbd Desk: An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Essential foods for beautiful skin

Risingbd Desk: Avocados are not just for eating! A good source of biotin, avocados help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. When applied topically, they can hydrate parched skin.

Cleaning away earwax could actually damage hearing

Risingbd Desk: It`s often considered to be a sign of good cleanliness.

Processed meat ‘may be bad for asthma’

Risingbd Desk: Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers.

Pets help people manage mental illness, study finds

Risingbd Desk: Pets can provide those individuals suffering from various mental illnesses with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma, according to a new study.

Weightless song reduces anxiety by 65 pc

Risingbd Desk: Experiencing anxiety can be a daily struggle for some, but scientists believe music may be the perfect way to combat it.