research

March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018

Kids care about their reputations from age 5

Newly published research finds that, like adults, children also care about their reputation, and are taking measures to manage it by the time they start elementary school.

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

How NRBs can help boost research

Winter is a great time for the replenishment of academia in Bangladesh when many Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) academics alight on our shores for both personal and professional reasons.

October 29, 2016
October 29, 2016

Building research universities

In an editorial I wrote in the Journal of Bangladesh Studies in 2003, I had noted a perplexing and worrisome situation in Bangladesh's academic institutions, both public and private – lack of...

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses are able to discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

France returns statue head taken 130 years ago

France returns the head of a Hindu deity's statue from the 7th century more than 130 years after it was taken away in the name of research.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Google's ‘Chatbot’ thinks the purpose of living is 'to live eternally'

In a research published recently, Google narrates one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Getting closer to implanting new memories into the brain

A memory prosthesis being trialled next year could not only restore long-term recall but may eventually be used to upload new skills directly to the brain – just like in the film The Matrix.

December 8, 2015
December 8, 2015

Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa'

An image of a portrait underneath the Mona Lisa is found beneath the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a French scientist.

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

Virtual reality ‘predicts Alzheimer’s’

Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

Largest elephant in Africa shot by hunter

A hunter has shot dead the largest elephant killed in Africa for almost three decades.