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Scientists grow 1st plants in moon soil

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time, an important step towards making long-term stays on the...

Feluda vs. Feluda: Settling the conflict of mind and eye

“Hoy ami er bodla nebo, noyto goyendagiri chhere debo” (Either I’ll take revenge for this, or else I’ll quit investigating)....

Microplastics Contamination in tea bags of Dhaka

Microplastic pollution is now a global concern due to its adverse effects on ecosystems and organisms. A research team of...

Couple in India sue son for not giving them a grandchild

A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving...

Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India

Rescuers in India's western Gujarat state are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping everyday as a scorching...

'Holy': The spirit of natural goodness in wholesome packages

The popularity of natural skincare and healthcare is ever on the rise. With time, people are becoming more cautious about...

Amazing RPG games for your low spec PC

Role-playing games or RPG games are one of the most popular categories of games that exist in the world. One...

Refusing to be hired: The rickshaw pullers’ side of the coin

Have you ever been under the scorching sun looking for a vehicle to arrive at your destination just after finishing...

Ukraine's mine sniffing dog Patron awarded by Zelenskiy

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy presented Ukraine's famous mine sniffing dog Patron and his owner with a medal on Sunday to recognise...

Woman gives birth to baby boy on moving train

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on her way to Dhaka on a train from Rajshahi on Friday. ...

An Eid with relatives after two years 

Visiting relatives has always been an integral part of Eid holidays. With Covid dampening the festivities of the last couple...

Companies confront a new climate challenge: home offices

Tech and financial companies leading efforts to cut climate changing emissions are finding a new challenge from remote work: the...

Jacky Hunt-Broersma: The cancer survivor who ran 104 marathons in 104 days

A woman who took up running after she lost her left leg to cancer has passed the Guinness World Record...

Bring variation in your eid day dessert

On the day of Eid, every household makes some desserts. The most common and traditional desert is shemai. Some other...

How Eid salami reminds us of the circle of life

Eid salami is so entangled with our Eid memories that it still tingles our minds with the fresh smell of...

The snake-rescuers in Chattogram

Whenever the call comes their way — which could happen several times a week — a group of snake rescuers...

Which day is better for outing, Eid day or the day after Eid

After nearly two years, the Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated without any COVID-19 restrictions. A festive mood is lingering in the...

Oktoberfest to go ahead in 2022 after pandemic break

The annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, will take place this year without any coronavirus restrictions after being cancelled...

Things you get wrong about self-care

According to ASD Market Week, a massive retail marketing trade show publication, the global self-care market has grown from USD...

Should ‘cancel culture’ be cancelled?

Did you ever kick a person out of a group for a particular reason, whether in person or online? Or...

The struggle for writing captions for social media photos

You have gone to a fancy restaurant, and clicked tons of photos; even some photos turned out aesthetic and perfect....

Modern life problems that have no ‘solution’

No doubt technology and many digital inventions have made our life easy. Yet we ourselves create unique problems every day....

Elitism and personal insecurities that lead to cringe-tagging

What is cringy? Anything that creates the feeling of embarrassment or awkwardness in our mind is cringy. And it is...

Easy mash recipes: A bachelor’s tribute to mom

“It was the time when I left my house for my graduation,” said Md Jobayer Al Salehin, a student of...

Getting back to the Childhood in a snap

It’s the 2000s. Coming back home from school, turning on the television and tuning to Cartoon Network. I wanna be...

German man took 90 COVID shots to sell vaccine certificates

Many people across the world have tried dodging Coronavirus vaccines for plenty of reasons. However, a 60-year-old man got himself...

Bikers - the real ‘kings’ of the Dhaka streets?

The footpath is defined as a path for the pedestrians, those who are not in a vehicle, and rather use...

Four most thrilling hanging bridges in Bangladesh

Keeping Eid holidays in mind, many of us are planning to go on trips. Some of us are selecting surreal...

Healthy drinks in iftar - doctor’s recommendation

Who wants to have a typical healthy drink after fasting for at least 15 hot hours during the month of...

Sleep Routine: anytime vs nighttime sleep

The sleep requirement for adults aged 18-64 is between seven to nine hours. If we can get this as an...

The missing natural sounds of Dhaka: Drawing a picture long lost

‘The Romantic City of the East’ - this was the name given to Dhaka by the European travellers to Bengal....

These are the reasons your router is slowing down

Slowing down of your WiFi router is a common experience. And there are certain things most users are not aware...

Jalebi’s zigzag journey to modern day fusions

You can call it jilapi, jalebi, jilbi, zlabia, zalabiya, zoolabiya. These all are the same crunchy sweet coiled deep-fried dough...

Decorate your home without breaking your bank

Have you ever speculated that after a lanky tiring day, when you waddle into your house, to your utmost surprise,...

Yes or no to Halim during Iftar - a debate

A bowl of burning hot halim with chunks of tender meat, vaporising with an incredible aroma, decorated with coriander leaves...

Judgmentalism: Innate nature of judging others

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” The statement by the prominent philosopher Carl Jung sums up all there...

Making lassi at home is easier than you thought

Lassi is a yoghurt based sweet and sour chilled refreshing drink. It is enjoyed throughout the year but is particularly...

Custard during iftar: Make your dessert unique

In iftar, after having a lot of fried food, dessert items are essential for keeping the stomach cool. Many refreshing...

Self-invitation: Breaking stereotype or bad manner?

What would be your reaction if your friend suddenly calls you and says - “I am coming over to your...

Many problems of unpaid internships

The unemployment rate in Bangladesh was 5.30 per cent in 2020 which increased to 6 per cent the following year...

How to decline an invitation without hurting someone

There is hardly anyone who has never turned down an invitation or their invitation has not been declined. People invite...

Thinning Antarctic ice shelf finally collapses after heatwave

An East Antarctica ice shelf disintegrated this month following a period of extreme heat in the region, according to scientists....

Four energising alternatives to break coffee addiction

Are you addicted to coffee? Your day doesn’t start properly without that perfect sip of black coffee from your favourite...

Archaeologists discover five tombs in Egypt's Saqqara necropolis

Archaeologists have discovered five ancient tombs adorned with well-preserved paintings at a cemetery in Saqqara, just outside the Egyptian capital...

Dhaka restaurant gets ‘Thai Select’ certificate

Royal Thai Embassy awarded local restaurant ‘Thai Emerald’ with the ‘Thai SELECT’ certificate on Thursday. Makawadee Sumitmor, ambassador of Thailand...

If you want to buy a second-hand PlayStation, now is the time

Gaming in 2022 is expensive, and the days of buying GPUs that can game and cost less than BDT 20...

Dealing with latecomer fellows

We all have that one friend who is never on time and says, “Wait for 5 minutes; I will be...

Chocolates and stress: A complicated relationship

Stresses wake up with a person in the morning, stick with him/her the whole day, even at night while sleeping;...

Why do book pages turn yellow over time?

Did you ever notice the pages of old books getting yellowish over time? Those who have a collection of books...

Teh Tarik - The piping hot pulled tea that needs to come in Bangladesh

Due to the unanimous popularity of tea as a daily drink in Bangladesh, a lot of new and unique varieties...

‘In Lazio with Love’ - get married and earn €2,000!

Authorities in Italian region Lazio have come up with an unconventional idea to safeguard the wedding industry after the disastrous...

Are rickshaw pullers getting the respect they deserve as human beings?

Mokbul Mia came to Dhaka from Jamalpur to escape the curse of landlessness and provide for his family of three...

In the grey world of industrialism and consumerism, Bibhutibhushan is the touch of life

In a world where nature is dying and souls feel trapped in an industrialised and fast-paced life, one can find...

Spice up your boring food with Balachaw

Balachaw is a traditional, mouth-watering food of Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar which is made by dried shrimp, onion, garlic, and...

Understanding of economy in our decision making

Our daily lives are impacted by economics in both visible and subtle ways. Economics shapes many of the decisions that...

Did you know orange peels can be turned into candy?

We mostly throw the peels of citrus fruits away after we have used the flesh inside due to the bitter...

The foods you should try when you visit Chattogram

There’s a common saying that people from Chattogram are usually food lovers. This general perception, however, is true to its...

4th Bangladesh Economic summit holds research paper presentation session

Each year, the Economic Study Center (ESC) publishes the Bangladesh Students' Digest on Economics and Development (BSDED), a student journal...

Virtual Museum Bangladesh launches today

Virtual Museum Bangladesh, a platform developed with the aim of spreading the rich history and heritage of the country all...

The ‘depression’ pandemic on social media

There has been an increasing tendency to portray oneself as a depressed person on social media nowadays. While varying degrees...

Blood donors on social media: Saviours in times of crisis

1.35 million people are killed by traffic accidents every year in the world, and another 30 million are injured or...

Language movements across the globe and understanding language as a political instrument

In Bangladesh, often amidst the observation of February 21 as Martyr's Day, we forget its significance as ‘International Mother’s Language...

Book Fair 2022: Young writers venture into new literary genres  

The annual pilgrimage for Bengali bibliophiles ‘Amar Ekushey Boi Mela’ has commenced last Tuesday, much to the delight of book...

Fabulous fish-oil: All the benefits you can get

Fish oil? Well, that is quite something unnecessary and, in some cases, unknown in the daily life of most of...

Faces of bad parenting - what changes do we need?

A common question that frequently pops up in discussions is why do many parents torture their children and drain their...

The evolution of co-working spaces in Bangladesh

As easy as it may seem, the establishment of office space to start a business venture encompassing all the essential...

Food habits that help sound sleep

Those who suffer from insomnia know how painful it is. The whole day is ruined without a proper night’s sleep....

Most generous billionaires in the world - how to reach them for donation

Despite the world having a huge amount of people who live below the poverty line, the number of Billionaires in...

Sugar to sweeten tea/coffee? Have some Cinnamon instead

It is not mandatory to involve sugar to satisfy a sweet tooth.  Since, sugar raises cholesterol, increase the chances of...

The sad, sorry story of Dolly the diseased, doomed dinosaur

In a warm and humid Jurassic Period landscape lush with plant and animal life in what is now southwest Montana,...

Koalas listed as endangered in Australia's two eastern states

Australia on Friday listed koalas along much of its east coast as endangered after the native marsupial's habitats were hit...

Rhino calf meets zebras, giraffes at Dutch zoo

Stark the rhino calf touched noses with a zebra but found an inquisitive giraffe a bit too tall for comfort...

Tyre-bound crocodile finally freed after six years!

An elusive Indonesian crocodile, which has swum around with a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck for six years, has...

These Indian 'Rotis' are popular in Bangladesh

Suppose you went to try Indian cuisine in a restaurant, ordered Chola-Bhatura but the waiter came with Chanar-Dal and a...

Reading books can reduce prison sentence in Brazil

Brazil has a unique way of reducing the prison term of the inmates. Inmates who read books during their time...

2 game changers in regular meat curry

There are few Bangladeshis who are not acquainted with the fame of Chui-Jhal Beef from Khulna and Shatkora Beef from...

Foods that make you feel tired

You might have lots of things to do but sometimes your body does not give permission at all. It is...

Indian man turns smoked cigarette butts into toys

Never in our wildest imagination could we be able to think of things like toys, pillows, earrings and so on...

K-beauty’s Popularity in Bangladesh

The Korean wave that landed over in Bangladesh with PSY's enigmatic track, Gangnam Style, has been cascading this country with...

Chinese superfan collecting memorabilia for 20 years, counts down to Winter Olympics

Beijinger Zhang Wenquan is looking forward to this week's Winter Olympics more than most residents of the Chinese capital, Reuters...

Should we replace sugar with molasses?

There was a time when every good news used to be greeted with a variety of sweetmeat made from molasses,...

Wordle: The most popular online game in the world right now

In the last few days, if you have spent a tad bit of time online, chances are high that you...

Letters delivered 50 years after they were posted

A letter written to a 12-year old girl in Lithuania was delivered in December, almost 51 years after it was...

'The Enigma' goes up for auction

A black diamond weighing a staggering 555.55 carats is going up for auction at Sotheby's and living up to its...

Secrets of perfect ‘Biye-bari’ roast

Winter hasn’t yet faded, neither has the wedding season. Plenty of wedding ceremonies are happening right and left. Even if...

Authoritarianism throughout the world keeps ‘Animal Farm’ relevant

"All Animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." These two lines from George Orwell's ‘Animal Farm’...

Foods that bring back back the taste of the tongue

There are few people who do not suffer from colds and coughs during the change of seasons, especially when it...

'Touch and go' for rare twin baby elephants

Suckled by their mother Bora and guarded by a watchful male, rare new-born twin baby elephants ingested nourishment that conservationists...

British-Belgian teen the youngest woman to fly solo round the world

A British-Belgian teenager became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world on Thursday and the first person to...

Lebanese museum returns artefacts from Syria's ancient city

Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria's decade-long conflict, were returned to Damascus...

Political correctness in media: Necessary or not?

'Political Correctness', a popular buzzword, is being thrown around a lot these days. There has been a steady rise of...

World's only Caravaggio mural finds no bidders

A villa in Rome containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio went on a court-ordered auction block Tuesday, thanks...

Hyped Korean foods that you can prepare at home

Along with the popularity of K-Drama and K-Pop, Korean foods has also become hyped in Bangladesh recently.  Sometimes, those foods...

Robot goes to school for ill German boy!

Joshua Martinangeli, 7, is too ill to go to school. But the German student can still interact with his teacher...

Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36m at auction

A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million....

Fashion as an extension of our political identity

In the glittery world of chic, bohemian and vintage fashion, we often crave to express ourselves. It’s done by wearing...

Consumption varieties of nuts

Did you know, in the USA, there is a special day celebrated as national nut day? Not only that, when...