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Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are doing the same

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Sherlock went out with a few men she met through dating apps. The dates...

The K-Beauty hype

Imagine a snail walking on your face. The thought of it sends a chill down your spine, does it not?...

Experimenting ice-creams at home in summer

The sweet tinkers of Kulfi Wala's bells on lazy summer noon would always give our young hearts a mixed feeling...

Over 10,000 species face risk of extinction in Amazon

More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the...

Shopping entire wardrobe within Tk 1,000 in Dhaka

Unless one has the luck and luxury of a phoenix hairpin, a four-leaf clover, and the mellowest pearl from the...

Pets often catch Covid from humans, study finds

If you think you have Covid-19, it might be best to stay away from your pets, says the author of...

Man jumps off moving plane at Los Angeles airport

A passenger was taken to the hospital Friday night after jumping out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International...

Rough patches in relationships: Leave behind or make amendments  

In the past, relationships were all about finding a soul mate who is suitable for marriage and marriage was often...

Coronavirus variants get new names

Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned the letters of the Greek Alphabet in a bid to...

Shouldn’t the pineapple pizza debate stop now?

It's no surprise that we love pizza, and that though cheese and tomatoes on the baked bread sound simple, the...

Washington Post names Sally Buzbee as first woman to lead newsroom

The Washington Post named Sally Buzbee executive editor on Tuesday, effective June 1, making her the first woman to lead...

Chinese Embassy in Dhaka invites essays from Bangladeshi friends

The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh has invited essays from its Bangladeshi friends for a competition with prizes and awards for...

Tiger Joe soon to be separated from human friends

How would you feel if you ever go to a zoo where you hang out with a tiger outside its...

Jamtala Sweet, a blend of taste and tradition

“The moment I take a bite of this sweet, it just pops in my mouth with a burst of flavour....

Melting Antarctic 'could push seas to catastrophic levels'

Antarctic melting could cause a "dramatic" rise in sea levels if countries fail to keep global warming below 2 degrees...

Ancient Maya cave in Mexico reveals mysterious painted hand prints

Dozens of black and red hand prints cover the walls of a cave in Mexico, believed to be associated with...

Hermit alone on island leaves after 32 years

He's become known as Italy's Robinson Crusoe after spending more than 30 years as the only resident of an idyllic...

K-pop's BTS notch up marketing deals

Mixing high- and low-cost styles is a well-worn fashion trick, and Korean pop sensations BTS are taking the approach to...

Make your room look bigger!

Maybe you’ve moved into a new apartment in a metropolitan area. Standing in the doorway of your empty living room,...

BCCB Matrimonial: A tale of a heavenly journey

There is a saying that a perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each...

Grilling vs frying : Which is better?

Foodies and cooking experts can’t decide on one thing. Which is the better method of preparing a meal, grilling or...

176-year-old time capsule revealed in cross on Hungarian cathedral

The cross on top of Hungary's largest church, the magnificent Esztergom Cathedral, has been hiding a 176-year-old time capsule that...

Children swap classrooms for beach lessons

Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms,...

'Phone maniac' won't give up LG smartphones

South Korean Ryu Hyun-soo describes himself as an “LG phone maniac” and says he won’t give up his LG smartphones...

Reuters names first woman as editor-in-chief in its 170-year history

Reuters News has named one of its top editors, Alessandra Galloni, as its next editor-in-chief, the first woman to lead...

Chilean scientists unearth skunk that walked among dinosaurs

A fossil of a skunk-like mammal that lived during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered in Chilean Patagonia, adding...

NY store keeps neon dream alive for 50 years

From a cross-legged Ronald McDonald to a martini glass replete with olive, classic neon signs fill Let There Be Neon,...

Digital art gets physical home!

Digital art, whose prices can now rival those of Old Master paintings, is on display at a new physical gallery...

'Ancient Egyptian Pompeii' unearthed

Archaeologists said on Thursday they had uncovered a large ancient pharaonic city that had lain unseen for centuries near some...

As temperatures up, tigers get chicken ice pops

Tigers were fed frozen chicken 'popsicles' and enticed to splash in a wading pool at a Thai zoo on Thursday...

'Hide the Pain Harold' accidentally used by Swedish Covid-19 vaccine website

A health authority in Sweden unwittingly used ‘Hide the Pain Harold’ - one of the internet’s most-recognised figures - as...

Idlib sanctuary offers cats a refuge from war

When Syria’s war forced Alaa al-Jaleel to close his cat sanctuary in Aleppo in 2015 and head north to the...

Queen Victoria's gift of chocolate found intact after 121 years

A 121-year-old chocolate bar, from a batch commissioned by Queen Victoria for British troops fighting in South Africa, has been...

Spas closed, but Hungarian hot tub maker's got you covered

Gabor Kuntner had been planning to install a hot tub in his garden in a Budapest suburb for years but...

'Recalculate' your career route

“Recalculating,” as the GPS often tells us when we are driving, may be our best career strategy after a year...

Mia Shabeb's Maidan observe "Sobeh  borat" 

Khanqueh-e-Shaheed (RA) Mia    Saheb's Maidan Khanqueh Sharif ,        situated at luxmibazar in the old city of...

5,000 music fans have Covid tests before non-distanced concert

Music fans in Barcelona hugged, danced and sang along at a sold-out rock concert on Saturday night after taking rapid...

Icelandic volcano could erupt for years

A volcano in Iceland spewing lava into the sky since it erupted last Friday could continue its spectacular display for...

'Pain into beauty': Argentine sculptor turns pandemic waste into art

Marcelo Toledo usually creates sculptures and jewelry out of metal. Now the Argentine artist is working with a new material:...

Van Gogh's 'Street scene in Montmartre' goes under hammer

A Vincent Van Gogh painting of a Paris street scene fetched 14 million euros ($16.47 million) at auction on Thursday,...

Maya ruins offer peek at ancient wealth inequality

An examination of numerous houses excavated at two sites in southern Belize is providing insight into gaping wealth inequality in...

Egyptian Messi lookalike thrills soccer-loving orphans

They may not be meeting the real Lionel Messi, but Islam Battah’s resemblance to the Barcelona footballer is so uncanny,...

Lego collector recreates Vietnam street scenes in miniature

In a room crammed from ceiling to floor with boxes, cabinets and drawers of Lego bricks, Hoang Dang intently builds...

Surfing pet goat coolly rides the waves

As cheering children and men frantically paddle their inflatable surfboard through the frothy Pacific waves onto the beach, one passenger...

3,000-year-old ceremonial gold mask sparks online memes in China

A 3,000-year-old ceremonial gold mask has become an unexpected social media sensation in China after its recent discovery in Sichuan...

Barcelona ravers feel the music at socially distanced silent disco

Barcelona ravers have found a way to get round Covid-19 curbs on clubs by holding outdoor silent discos in some...

Images from the sky show polluted waters around the world

About 4.0 billion people experience severe water shortages for at least one month a year and around 1.6 billion people-...

Greek archaeologists unearth bronze bull idol in ancient Olympia

Greek archaeologists have unearthed by chance a more than 2,500-year-old bronze bull idol at the archaeological site of Olympia, the...

Indonesian eco-warrior turns arid hills green

Once considered crazy by fellow villagers, Indonesian eco-warrior Sadiman has turned barren hills green after 24 years of effort, making...

Bolivian girl takes her virtual classes in a cemetery!

Neydi, a Bolivian primary school student, logs on to virtual classes like many kids around the world during the pandemic....

Former Swiss football captain retrains as a watchmaker

Switzerland’s former soccer captain Stephan Lichtsteiner may have called time on his glittering sports career, but he has now started...

Drones capture fin whales feeding off Spain

Drones have captured how fin whales have returned to the same part of the Spanish coast in an annual ritual...

Scientists say more twins are being born now than ever before

More twins are being born now than ever before, largely due to rising use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and...

Russian ballerina performs Swan Lake on ice to save bay

Dancer Ilmira Bagautdinova traded one of Russia’s most prestigious stages for the frozen waters of the Gulf of Finland in...

Romance is dead! Ukrainian couple handcuff themselves together

A Ukrainian couple who grew tired of arguing are trying to mend their on-off relationship by handcuffing their hands together...

Lion has vasectomy after siring five cubs

A lion had a vasectomy on Thursday after his Dutch keepers decided he had sired enough cubs. Thor, 11, had...

New Zealand livestream catches albatross in awkward landing

A livestream camera at a New Zealand nature reserve has caught a Royal Albatross making an awkward landing, with the...

Elephants or avocados -- a Kenyan dilemma

The majestic sight of elephants roaming beneath Mount Kilimanjaro has long lured throngs of wildlife-lovers to Amboseli National Park on...

Peruvian woman wins historic battle over right to die, says, 'I am happy'

Ana Estrada, who is confined to her bed, says she feels “happy and content” about a historic decision by Peruvian...

Arctic island finds green power can be a curse

In the tenth century, Erik the Red, a Viking from Iceland, was so impressed with the vegetation on another Arctic...

Diners enjoy meals with Audrey Hepburn and Jon Hamm wax figures

As New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining rooms at 35 per cent capacity on Friday, the Peter Luger Steak...

Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial carriage near Pompeii

Archaeologists have unearthed a unique ancient-Roman ceremonial carriage from a villa just outside Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic...

No dancing with the devil

Some Christians in Cyprus are in a lather over the country’s offering this year to the annual Eurovision song contest,...

Month-long virtual exhibition 'The Black Story' to begin Thursday

In light of the global Black Lives Matter movement, a month-long virtual interactive exhibition titled ‘The Black Story’ will begin...

Restaurant owners, entertainers' lives upended by pandemic effects

The reality has not yet sunk in for Pepe Diaz that the beloved deli he ran with his brother for...

Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 35 kg fleece

A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing...

German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81

When Germany went into lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Erika Rischko, now 81 years old,...

China court orders man to compensate wife for housework in landmark ruling

A Beijing divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife for the housework she did during their marriage,...

Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver's son takes the wheel

Egyptian Mansour Tarek hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional rally driver when he’s older. Aged...

Farmers making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the...

Triumph the koala climbs, runs with prosthetic foot

Triumph, a male koala born without a foot, has been climbing and running since he was fitted with a prosthetic...

Sexist tea mugs leave a sour taste in China

A popular chain of Chinese tea shops has apologised for a range of cups and teabags sporting sexist slogans, after...

The 'Rage Room' opens in Sao Paulo

Feeling frustrated and stressed out? Brazilians now have a place to vent their anger and fury in the newly opened...

Australian carer mothers orphaned kangaroos back to health

Wearing pink surgical gloves, animal carer Christie Jarrett gently wraps the foot of an orphaned seven-month-old kangaroo with surgical tape...

Senegal's savannah jockey dreams of international glory

A head shorter than his peers, Fallou Diop quickly vanishes into the crowd of jockeys preparing for early morning drills...

Silver monolith appears in Congo, prompting onlookers to take selfies

The latest in a series of mystery monoliths to capture the imagination of science-fiction fans around the world met a...

Annual Urs of Hazrat Shah Sufi Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty (RA)

The annual Urs marking the 809th death anniversary of Hazrat Shah Sufi Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty (RA) will be observed on...

An Italian family's photo album of living with Covid-19

A year ago, Marzio Toniolo led a simple life as a primary school teacher, husband and father in the small...

Egypt uncovers ancient mass production brewery

Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old brewery that could produce thousands of litres of beer in the ancient Egyptian city of...

Couples in Thailand tie the knot on elephants on Valentine's Day

Fifty-two couples in Thailand got married while riding elephants on Sunday, in an annual Valentine’s Day mass wedding ceremony at...

The price of beauty

It is the classic romantic combination: St Valentine’s Day in Paris, the city of love, and a gift of red...

17th Sunni Conference at Nabinagar upazila on Sunday

The 17th Sunni Conference will be held today (Sunday) at Sat Mora (Puran Bari) village in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria...

Mealworm Valentine treats charm London Zoo's squirrel monkeys

Staff at London Zoo have helped the leader of a squirrel monkey family keep his seven partners happy ahead of...

Jailed Chinese lawyer wins human rights award

A jailed Chinese lawyer who defended other human rights lawyers arrested in a sweeping crackdown against activism has won an...

Brazilian ballerina born without arms turns into social media star

When Vitória Bueno’s mother first dropped her off at ballet class, she worried about her five-year-old fitting in. Born without...

Is coughing a crime?

Denmark’s top court will begin an appeal hearing on Thursday in which it will be asked to decide if coughing...

Getting a haircut can be easier for dogs than their owners!

Austrian hairdressers came out of lockdown this week grappling with coronavirus testing and capacity restrictions - the city’s pampered dogs,...

12-year-old Egyptian girl teaches neighbours during school closure

Every day up to 30 children gather for school lessons in a narrow village street in Egypt’s northern Dakahlia province....

Fossil fuel pollution causes one in five premature deaths globally

Pollution from fossil fuels causes one in five premature deaths globally, suggesting the health impacts of burning coal, oil and...

High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops

High above Jerusalem’s narrow medieval alleyways, teenage Palestinians sped across whitewashed roofs and soaked up the light and space denied...

To lift lockdown gloom...

Tired of Covid-19 confinement and seeking both communion and emotional release, some Israelis have taken to group screaming. A record...

Valentine's Day: Florists have never seen a February like this one

Deborah De La Flor has been a florist for over 40 years. She’s never experienced a February like this one....

Public platform to track, crack down on polluters

China will set up a new information platform to allow the public to track the emissions of polluting enterprises and...

Village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing...

South Korea unveils $43b plan for world's largest offshore wind farm

South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world’s largest wind power plant by 2030...

French 106-year-old pianist to release sixth album

Colette Maze says she began playing the piano when she was four years old to find in music the warmth...

Noise pollution harming sea life, scientists say

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even...