Dhaka: 3:46 PM, Sat, 19 Oct, 2019

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists developing techniques to count great whales from space say the largest ever recorded mass stranding event was probably underestimated.

Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

The US space agency has unveiled the prototype for a new spacesuit that could be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon.

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

This artist's concept is of a new weather satellite - but not the type of spacecraft that warns us of coming winds and rain.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry honors work on lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize.

Milky Way’s centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about 3.5 million years ago, a team of astronomers say.

Tsunamis linked to spread of deadly fungal disease

A major earthquake in Alaska in 1964 triggered tsunamis that washed ashore a deadly tropical fungus, scientists say.

Scientists estimate Earth's total carbon store

There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, with more than 99% of it resident beneath our feet.

Revolutionary drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer - the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say experts.

Alarming extinction threat to Europe's trees

The conker tree has been put on the official extinction list. Ravaged by moths and disease, the horse chestnut is now classified as vulnerable to extinction.

Facebook hides 'likes' to ease social pressure

Facebook on Friday (Sep 27) said it began hiding the number of "likes" for posts in Australia, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide.

‘Revolutionary’ new class of cancer drug approved

A "revolutionary" new class of cancer drug that can treat a wide range of tumours has been approved for use in Europe for the first time.

Facebook to appoint representative in Bangladesh

The Postal and Telecommunications Department said Facebook has given full consent to comply with digital security acts, including the appointment of local representative in Bangladesh.

Oracle to launch 20 new cloud regions

Oracle has announced its plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions.

Coats launches Coats Digital

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, is launching Coats Digital.