Quamrul Haider

February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

Amid global warming, why are we in a deep freeze?

During winter, more often than not, a large part of northern United States is pummelled by an Arctic blast, sometimes severe, sometimes less severe, that lasts for a week or two.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Can we create an environmentally liveable Bangladesh?

Since independence, Dhaka’s population ballooned from just about 1.5 million to over 21 million, a 14-fold increase as opposed to 2.5-fold for the entire population of Bangladesh. Hence, for all...

December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

On December 21, the first day of winter this year, the two gaseous giants in the solar system—Jupiter and Saturn—will put up a spectacular display in the evening sky.

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

Five years since Paris Accord: Are we winning the race against climate change?

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Accord hammered out by more than 190 countries at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21).

November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

Interplay between science, society and politics

Science is a remarkable tool available to humans for understanding what is true about the world. It expanded the boundaries of our knowledge and challenged our preconceived notions of what reality is.

October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020

Roger Penrose, Black Holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. They are the British mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, German astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel, and American astronomer Andrea...

September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020

Climate change smacking California in the face

On the morning of September 9, 2020, the colour of the sky in the San Francisco Bay Area was burnt orange. By noon, the sky grew darker instead of lighter. The morning sky resembled the red planet...

August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Paths taken by three protagonists of the Manhattan Project

The 6th and 9th of this month marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, that killed an estimated 120,000 people instantly.

August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020

Using rocks in farmlands to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

We should not be fooled into believing that global warming will cease to be a problem in the coming years if we reduce emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

July 16, 2020
July 16, 2020

Is Fast Radio Burst a new storyteller of the cosmos?

Just when we thought we had chronicled all the beasts of the cosmos, including black holes, a new one—the “Fast Radio Burst”—is howling at us.