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Satellites help track ocean acidification in the Bay of Bengal

by Sahana Ghosh on 13 December 2019 • Scientists are exploring the use of satellites to track ocean acidification in the Greater Caribbean, the Amazon Plume and the Bay of Bengal. • Under a European Space Agency funded project, researchers at IISER-Kolkata are merging satellite data and on-ground observations to monitor the health of coastal Bay of Bengal in the ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat  fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky above dense forest in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where bright orange flames from various ... Read More »

Mussels, ‘super-filters’ can help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the hoover of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with micro-plastics, pesticides and other pollutants —  which makes it an excellent gauge. One day, it may also be pressed ... Read More »

Can diet help cancer treatment?

Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too. The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature, found restricting intake of an amino acid found in red meat and eggs significantly enhanced cancer treatment in mice, slowing tumour growth. ... Read More »

Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of universe

Moon rocks look rather nondescript —they are often gray in color — but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the “most precious materials on Earth.” What is certain is that the lunar samples first gathered by Apollo 11’sNeil Armstrong nearly 50 years ago have helped transform our understanding of the cosmos. Apollo astronauts collected 842 pounds (382 kilograms) ... Read More »

PM Hasina seeks help for implementing ‘pro-people budget’

Dhaka, June 14 – Terming the budget “pro-people” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Tk 5,23,190 crore outlay for FY2019-20 is pretty self-explanatory and there is no scope of confusion. “We prepared the budget for our common people, not for the researchers who don’t find good in anything,” said PM Hasina while addressing the post budget press conference at ... Read More »

Bangladesh seeks China, others, help solve Rohingya crisis

Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh has raised the Rohingya issue in an international media forum here and sought more Chinese and other Asian nations’ involvement to solve the Rohingya crisis for regional peace and stability. Bangladesh stressed that the Rohingya crisis needs to be solved permanently ensuring safe return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in ... Read More »