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Good News: Forgetfulness maybe linked with higher intelligence

According to studies, our memory optimises decision-making by only remembering key points or valuable information. Forgetting the unimportant details is basically making space or optimising the memory for what matters. Researchers from the University of Toronto stated that new memories could overwrite old memories. They said, “It is important for the brain to forget irrelevant details. People can instead focus and optimise their memory to help them make intelligent decisions in the real world.”

October 22, 2022
October 22, 2022

Weaker bonds: The key to being happy?

According to research, these weak ties form a person’s social portfolio and may be doing them more good than they are recognised for. Those who interact with a variety of people every day feel generally happier and more satisfied with their lives than those with lower levels of social interactions. The in-depth research conducted by Harvard with 50,000 respondents spanning over eight countries yielded this conclusive and incredible result, upon analysing their web of social interactions.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Good News: Forgetfulness maybe linked with higher intelligence

According to studies, our memory optimises decision-making by only remembering key points or valuable information. Forgetting the unimportant details is basically making space or optimising the memory for what matters. Researchers from the University of Toronto stated that new memories could overwrite old memories. They said, “It is important for the brain to forget irrelevant details. People can instead focus and optimise their memory to help them make intelligent decisions in the real world.”

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Is napping harmful now?

After studying 60,686 individuals who provided information on their napping habits four times between 2006 and 2019, the researchers have come to the conclusion that individuals who napped frequently have a 12 percent higher chance of developing high blood pressure and a 24 percent higher chance of having a stroke as opposed to people who never nap.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Cure to baldness? US pharma declares "milestone"

Alopecia or baldness is considered to be an incurable disease. However, researchers from Concert Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. based pharmaceutical company announced the discovery of an elixir to make the impossible happen.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation conducts session on Manosh Chowdhury’s unpublished research

The Unpublished PhD lecture series, organised by Gyantaposh Abdur Razzaq Foundation, resumed on October 12, 2021 at 7 pm over Zoom after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its eighth episode, researcher and professor of Anthropology at Jahangirnagar University, Manosh Chowdhury, gave an illuminating talk on his doctoral thesis: “Popularizing Project: Some Aspects of Production of Culture and Discourses in Bangladesh”.

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Abul Mansur Ahmad Smriti Parishad holds creative writing and research workshop

The Abul Mansur Ahmad Smriti Parishad held the award giving ceremony for its fourth annual essay competition, commemorating journalist, author, historian, and politician Abul Mansur Ahmad, yesterday at 4 pm at The Daily Star Center. A day-long workshop on creative writing, editing, and research accompanied the programme. 

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

UPL launches Ananda Bikash Chakma’s new book, ‘Carpus Mahal Theke Shanti Chukti'

Dr Anand Bikash Chakma, Associate Professor at the department of History, Chittagong University, launched his book, Carpus Mahal Theke Shanti Chukti: Parbotto Chattogram-e Rashtrio Nitir Itihash (University Press Limited, 2021), at a virtual programme organised by UPL on September 9, 2021. 

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

New international academic journal launched in Dhaka

Journal for Service Quality Enhancement (JSQE), a new international academic journal devoted to the development and improvement of service quality in business and commerce, was launched on July 31, 2021.

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

The right way to consume news

When we are told to read up and research, we aren't told how.

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

Research can help keep up GDP growth

Scientists and researchers have responsibilities to find out sustainable ways to maintain Bangladesh's current economic and GDP growth, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday.