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Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans

Eleven years ago, environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel dreamed aloud in a commencement speech: What if scientists could record the sounds of the ocean in the days before propeller-driven ships and ...

Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans

Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers?

A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead - and intriguing clues ...

Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers?

Betelgeuse's dimming light puzzles astronomers

Astronomers have managed to take pictures of Betelgeuse showing that the star, one of the brightest in the Milky Way, has been losing luminosity over recent months, the European Southern Observatory ...

Betelgeuse's dimming light puzzles astronomers

Colombian botanist risking life to preserve nature's memory

For the last three decades, botanist Julio Betancur has braved minefields and penetrated deep into jungle territory infested with drug traffickers and armed gangs in a bid to document Colombia's rich ...

Colombian botanist risking life to preserve nature's memory

NASA space data can reduce disaster response time

Emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster, says a new study.Using the 2011 Southeast ...

NASA space data can reduce disaster response time

China alleges US 'weaponising' visa decisions

The United States on Friday rejected Chinese accusations that political motives were behind a top Beijing space official not receiving a visa in time to attend the start of an international ...

China alleges US 'weaponising' visa decisions

Science film fest for youngsters

A four-day Science Film Festival 2019 is going on in Dhaka and Chattogram to enrich the knowledge of science among children.The festival has been organised by Goethe Institut Bangladesh in ...

Science film fest for youngsters

Kosovo imam expelled for accepting both Darwin and Islam

When not leading prayers in his village mosque in western Kosovo, imam Drilon Gashi was scribbling some unorthodox thoughts on social media -- like his belief in the theory of evolution.Eventually, ...

Kosovo imam expelled for accepting both Darwin and Islam

PM Hasina orders collecting tolls from highway users

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to collect tolls from vehicles using the national highways alongside bridges.“We have a practice to pay tolls for ...

PM Hasina orders collecting tolls from highway users

Scientists reproduce coral in US lab, offering hope for reefs

A team of scientists in the US have managed to reproduce coral in a lab setting for the first time ever, an encouraging step in the race to save "America's Great Barrier Reef" off the coast of ...

Scientists reproduce coral in US lab, offering hope for reefs
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