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How your hobbies can matter to people

“What is your hobby?” One of the most common questions that almost all of us had to face from our...

Hangout places: Campus shadows to rooftop restaurants

There is a place at almost every university campuses in Bangladesh that holds an undebatable five-star rating by its peers...

Over 1,400 dolphins killed in Faroe Islands

More than 1,400 dolphins have been killed off the coast of the Faroe Islands in a single day, the Sea...

Lab-grown fish fingers anyone?

Europe's largest frozen food group and the maker of Birds Eye fish fingers has teamed up with US company BlueNalu...

How to not pay the whole bill alone

If you are a social butterfly and you love hanging out with groups, but don’t know how to contribute a...

Murumuru butter: A healthy skin-care ingredient

When it comes to buying body butter (skin moisturiser), consumers often opt for the current top sellers — shea butter...

Rising sea levels endangering Komodo dragon

The populations of four of the most commercially fished tuna species are showing signs of recovery but rising sea levels...

Tsundoku: Your neglected books

A collection of fancy silverware, stuck inside the cabinet because mother decides to use only one set for the rest...

Bangladeshi homemakers and their association with catering businesses

Bangladeshi homemakers are often labelled as people limited to household chores and similar activities, is it not? Well, just like...

Twin elephants born in Sri Lanka for first time in 80 years

An elephant in Sri Lanka gave birth to twins on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 80 years, wildlife...

Face filters: Societal acceptance vs. personal acceptance

“Just a little touch-up, contouring, fuller lips, jawline as sharp as a knife and I am good to go.”- the...

30pc of global tree species at risk of extinction

Almost a third of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction, while hundreds are on the brink of...

A lost opportunity to speed energy transition!

The world has missed an opportunity to speed up the transition from fossil fuel to renewables as economic recovery packages...

Make your balcony a fresh breathing space

Although her house is at the heart of Dhaka city, it is a little further inland from the chaos of...

Rinsing with moonlight, showering your soul

“Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon’s reflection.”- Rumi Moon is perhaps the most used...

Mother fights off mountain lion attacking her son

A woman in California has rescued her five-year-old son from an attack by a mountain lion. The boy was playing...

Swiss cows get helicopter ride!

Cows injured during their summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows got a jump on their healthier herdmates on...

A love heart made out of sheep to pay tribute to a loved one

A sheep farmer stuck in lockdown in New South Wales who was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral has honoured her...

Pianists learn to play with robot thumb

How would pianists cope with suddenly having two thumbs on one hand? Would their brains become scrambled or would the...

Rare yellow flapshell turtle found in Faridpur

A rare yellow flapshell turtle has been rescued from a canal in the Ambikapur area of Faridpur's Sadar upazila, forest...

French war bunker reborn as guesthouse

A bunker built by German troops in northern France during World War Two has been restored and refitted as an...

How can you optimise fuel efficiency in your vehicle  

As the world emerges, natural resources are becoming scarce. Among which petroleum will be ranked on the top of the...

Fossil leaves may reveal climate in last era of dinosaurs

Richard Barclay opens a metal drawer in archives of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum containing fossils that are nearly 100...

Some facts about mangoes

The mango: a fleshy, oval, tropical fruit with a yellowish-red skin and hard stone in the middle, which is eaten...

Why should we visit art museums more

If you are asked when was the last time you fed something to your soul, chances are very high that...

Our fluffy furry meow friends

After a long hectic working day, when you crave the simplicity and comfort of a friend that will wait patiently...

The subtle art of not hurting men’s feelings

In today’s rapidly growing corporate world, female leaders need to ensure that they are not viewed as bossy, arrogant or...

Why people pay real money for virtual clothes

People care what their avatars are wearing. When the virtual world Decentraland said in June users could make and sell...

China's elephants head to safety after long trek

Fourteen wild elephants are heading south towards their protected habitat in southwest China's Yunnan province following a 1,300-km (807-mile) trek...

Ujan organises review competition on two books

Ujan, a promising publishing house in the country, has organised a book review contest on its two books.  Literature Translation...

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...

‘Very lively, pink and plump’ panda twins born in French zoo

A giant panda has given birth to twin cubs at the ZooParc de Beauval in central France - in what...

How to travel to the Maldives despite the Covid-19 pandemic  

People who travel, all feel down being stuck in the same dreary place amidst the global pandemic. The craving for...

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...