research

Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation conducts session on Manosh Chowdhury’s unpublished research

The Unpublished PhD lecture series, organised by Gyantaposh Abdur Razzaq Foundation, resumed on October 12, 2021 at 7 pm over Zoom after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19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 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 a research culture.

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.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

First ‘in womb’ stem cell trial planned

The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.