New device can detect fluoride contamination in water

Adding fluoride to water has been common practice in a number of countries, including India. In low concentrations, it can help prevent tooth decay and even strengthen bones, but

Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth some $2 million in raids on major processing facilities, police and

The town at the centre of the world

Around 30 years ago, Jacques-Andre Istel turned to his wife, Felicia Lee, and said, “We’re going to sit in the desert and think of something to do.”

Apurba, Mehazabien in ‘Miss Understanding’

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, popular small-screen duo Ziaul Faruq Apurba and Mehazabien Chowdhury are set to appear together in a unique tele-drama titled ‘Miss

Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine’s Day

Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium. In what has become an annual Valentine is Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts Tuesday to African

Sorry state of parks in capital turning away visitors

The pathetic condition of parks in Dhaka is turning away people who used to frequent these places quite regularly once. After visiting some of the parks, The Independent found out

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