Superagers' Brains Offer Clues for Sharp Memory in old age

Friday, 23 February 2018
Neuroscientist Emily Rogalski poses for a photo in at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago on Feb. 16, 2018. Rogalski is leading a study of "superagers," people in their 80s and 90s who have retained unusually sharp memory, in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss.   It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking... Read More...

Activists Urge IGAD, AU to Pressure South Sudan's Warring Parties

Thursday, 22 February 2018
The mediation team for South Sudan meets in Addis Ababa on July 23, 2015, to try to hammer out a compromise deal for the young nation. A deal reached in August 2015 collapsed the following year. Round two of the latest peace efforts ended Feb. 17, 2018, without an agreement.   A coalition of more than 200 civil society groups in South Sudan is urging the regional bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the international community to put more... Read More...

Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks of Misuse by Hackers, Researchers Say

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
An electric driverless shuttle is tested in Paris, Nov. 17, 2017.   Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale universities along with privacy and military... Read More...

PM stresses proper use of Bangla

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to properly practice and use Bangla language and uphold culture and heritage to further develop the country and brighten its image in the world. "We've protected the dignity of our mother language in exchange for blood and got international recognition in this regard, which is a great pride for us... so the people shouldn't forget practice of this language," she said. "As Bangalees, we've to... Read More...

International Mother Language Day in photos

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
A child paying homage to the Language Movement martyrs at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on February 21, 2018. Photo: Star/ Rashed Sumon The nation is paying rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 00.01am on Wednesday marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. Here are some photos taken in Dhaka on the occasion.  Children going to the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka with... Read More...


Written on 23/02/2018, 10:29 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
house-votes-to-make-english-official-michigan-language Michigan State Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville Michigan’s Republican-led House on Thursday approved legislation that would make English the official...
Written on 22/02/2018, 04:56 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-500-reward-offered-in-16-detroit-slaying   Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering up to $2,500 for tips to find a suspect in a Detroit father’s 2016 slaying. Relatives found Antoneo Wiley...
Written on 22/02/2018, 04:55 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-sought-in-east-detroit-store-break-in Surveillance images of suspects connected to a breaking and entering reported at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday at JJ Beauty Supply in 12000 block of East...


Written on 23/02/2018, 10:33 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
52-cases-153-arrests-over-question-leak-nahid A total of 153 people has been arrested and 52 lawsuits have been filed over question paper leak during the ongoing Secondary School Certificate...
Written on 23/02/2018, 10:33 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
president-seeks-support-of-singapore-to-repatriate-rohingyas Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid.   President M Abdul Hamid, now in Singapore for his medical checkup, today sought support of the Singapore...
Written on 23/02/2018, 10:32 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
sylhet-s-rail-link-restored-after-16hrs Rail communication between Sylhet and the rest of the country has been halted since early morning after a Dhaka-bound train derails in Srimangal...
Walsh working on consistency

Walsh working on consistency

Courtney Walsh speaks to the Tigers' bowlers during the bowling camp. Photo: Firoz...

Logic or damage control?

Logic or damage control?

MASHRAFE BIN MORTAZA   Following disappointing home series against Sri Lanka, the buzz...

'Coach's role hinges on team maturity'

'Coach's role hinges on team maturity'

  It took some perseverance to finally convince Chandika Hathurusingha to comply with the...

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  • Logic or damage control?
  • 'Coach's role hinges on team maturity'

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Thumbnail President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington.   U.S....


Thumbnail Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait squashed against each other to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at the...


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