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Organic all the way

In a tiny tin shed in the Barind village of Bohora, Abdul Hamid scoops out a handful of stinky cattle dung from a bucket with his bare hands. He seems undeterred by the earthworms

Jessore motor mechanic achieves glory with various inventions

Mizanur Rahman Mizan, locally known as a motor mechanic, has turned out to be a very inspiring man as he achieved the national acclaim through inventions of new devices and

Digital museum brings millions of fossils out of the dark

The bid to create a "global digital museum" has been welcomed by scientists, who say it will enable them to study valuable specimens that are currently "hidden" in museum

China launches rover to land on far side of the moon

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower, state media

First baby born via dead donor is uterus

The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children

Furhat, robot with the human touch

Furhat tilts his or her head, smiles, exudes empathy and warmth, and encourages us to open up. The robot, a three-dimensional bust with a projection of a human-like face, aims to

Giant tortoise gene study hints at longevity secrets

Galapagos giant tortoises possess genetic variants linked to DNA repair, immune response and cancer suppression -- providing clues into their longevity, according to a study

Google to shut Hangouts by 2020

Google will shut its popular Hangouts service for consumers by 2020, 9to5Google has reported, citing sources aware of the product is roadmap. Hangouts was launched as a

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited

Facebook mulled charging for access to user data

Facebook on Wednesday said it considered charging application makers to access data at the social network. Such a move would have been a major shift away from the policy of not

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet

NASA is first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage

Scientists consider stratospheric sunlight barrier to curb warming

Spraying sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could be "remarkably inexpensive", costing about $2.25 billion a year over a 15-year period, according

SpaceX crew rocket set for 1st flight in January

The first flight of a SpaceX rocket tailored to fly astronauts to the International Space Station is set for liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on7 January, NASA said on

NASA spacecraft days away from risky Mars landing

This illustration made available by NASA in 2018 shows the InSight lander drilling into the surface of Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations,

Scientists vote to redefine kilogram value

It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what they called a landmark decision that will boost the accuracy of

Nokia reshuffles management with focus on 5G market

The head of Nokia’s (NOKIA.HE) mobile networks arm, its largest business unit, is leaving the Finnish company as part of changes designed to position the company for the 5G

Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

Facebook is donating 4.5 million pounds ($5.8 million) to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due

Scientists vote to change the SI definition of the kilogram

Since 1889, Le Grand K, a sleek cylinder of platinum-iridium metal, has ruled from its underground vault in Paris. An absolute monarch, it was the very definition of 1 kilogram of

Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis

Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It was September 2017, more

FB to launch independent body for content removal calls

Facebook announced Thursday it is creating an independent body to make potentially precedent-setting calls on what content should be yanked from the social network. The

Biotech food to hit the shops

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for

Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models

Apple Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook pro products and said the company would fix them free of charge. The repair

How to drive a robot on Mars

Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it

Baby boom for some nations, bust for others

Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren’t producing enough children to maintain population

Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone at a conference for developers in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android programmers to start writing

Facebook had a good election day. But it can not let up now

After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace of the kind of Russian troll stampede that hit its platform in 2016, executives at

Amazon plans to split second headquarters in two cities

Amazon.com Inc is planning to split its second headquarters evenly between two cities, people familiar with the matter said Monday, in a twist to a more than year-long contest

Facebook sees Myanmar, Cameroon as priority areas to check falsehoods

A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire. In Cameroon, the footage went viral. Some Facebook users said the man

Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colours, spots, speckles

Some dinosaurs laid coloured, speckled and spotted eggs boasting exquisite hues of blue and brown, scientists said on Thursday, in a discovery that scrambles the notion that such

Satellite launched to study climate change

The first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit on Monday to study ocean surface winds and waves around the clock, better predict cyclones and improve scientists'

Facebook deletes Iran-linked fake accounts that lured 1m followers

Facebook Inc said on Friday it had deleted accounts originating in Iran that attracted more than 1 million US and British followers, its latest effort to combat disinformation

Google is teaching children how to act online, is it the best role model?

Google is on a mission to teach children how to be safe online. That is the message behind “Be Internet Awesome,” a digital-citizenship education programme the technology

Carrots could be key to making greener buildings

Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry? A group of researchers at Britain's Lancaster

Saudis smother dissent by unleashing troll army and Twitter insider

Each morning, Jamal Khashoggi would check his phone to discover what fresh hell had been unleashed while he was sleeping. He would see the work of an army of Twitter trolls,

Beware the culture warriors of social media

The news media in the Western world remain dominated by newspapers, magazines and broadcasters still known as the mainstream. The most vivid proof of their continued reign over

Facebook trims data breach to 29 million users as FBI probes

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc said on Friday, as the social media

US puts new restrictions on nuclear technology exports to China

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would sharply restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China that officials claimed was being diverted to power new

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

Amazon.com Inc is machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programmes since 2014

Why you can not stop looking at other people is screens

Other people is screens are everywhere, once you start to notice them. They are collectively most obvious at night, as they bob through the city, creating a new, hand-height layer

Alphabet shuts Google+ social site after user data exposed

Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by a bug that

Soldiers in Facebooks war on fake news are feeling overrun

The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.

Google says social network bug exposed data

Google announced Monday it is shutting down the consumer version of its online social network after fixing a bug exposing private data in as many as 500,000 accounts. The US

Priyanka Chopra is a tech investor, too

In one of her first acts as a startup investor, actress Priyanka Chopra recently toured the San Francisco home of her new portfolio company, a coding education company called

Technology of early warning for heart attacks invented

Monitor shows a three-dimensional image of a human heart at the Klaus-Tschira-Institute for Integrative Computational Cardiology, department of the Heidelberg University Hospital

Twitter accounts linked to fake news thriving: Study

Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on the microblogging site both

Women scientists still ‘undervalued’ despite Nobel wins

With two Nobel prize winners in as many days, women scientists have welcomed the research community “waking up” to the feats of their female peers, but insist they remain

Facebook network is breached, putting 50 million users’ data at risk

Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The company said it discovered the breach this

Twitter to ban dehumanizing comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been

Facebook, Google to tackle spread of fake news

Facebook, Google and other tech firms have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence elections, the European

France bans smartphones in schools through 9th grade, but will it help students ?

Grace Blahourou, 13; Zoelinh Masson, 12; Imane Belaroussi, 13; and Lina Zegadi use their phones after school in Paris. The eighth-grade girls already know what to expect from

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