When I swipe a matchstick how does it make fire?
Nathan Kilah/The Conversation Friction To learn how the match can catch fire, we first need to understand something called “friction”. Friction is when you rub two things together and it creates heat or warmth. Have you ever rubbed your hands together on a cold morni ...বিস্তারিত
3,357 tonnes dry fishes exported in FY 2017-18
BSS: State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khasru today told the Jatiya Sangsad that the government exported 3,357 metric tonnes of dry fishes worth Taka 69.19 crore in fiscal 2017- 18. “A total of 38,572 metric tonnes of dry fishes were produced in the ...বিস্তারিত
Stop giving boys this advice
Louise Pryke/ The Conversation "You've got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister."That's the unsolicited advice that US Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden reportedly gave a young boy during a campaign stop in Iowa last week.Leaving aside the fact that t ...বিস্তারিত
Who came up with the first letters?
Louise Pryke/ The Conversation We don’t know exactly who invented the first letters. The Phoenician alphabet is considered the first known alphabet, but experts think it has its roots in an earlier Old Canaanite tradition. Writing is a pretty recent invention Humans b ...বিস্তারিত
How men’s bodies change when they become fathers
Anna Machin, an evolutionary anthropologist based at the University of Oxford/ The New York Times They don’t just get ‘dad bods.’ As an anthropologist who studies human fatherhood at the University of Oxford, I’ve run up against a widespread and deeply ingrained ...বিস্তারিত
Let’s hear it for the average child
Margaret Renkl/ Gulf news Life is not a contest and the world is not an arena. Parents, we ask you to hold your applause until the names of all the medal winners have been announced. When the ceremony is over and your child has not left her seat, though nearly every othe ...বিস্তারিত
Womankind’s giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?
AFP: More than fifty years after the end of the Apollo program, NASA plans to return to the Moon by 2024 as a "proving ground" to test the next generation of spacecraft ahead of an eventual crewed mission to Mars. The new program has been named Artemis after Apollo's twin-si ...বিস্তারিত
How did I allow myself to become so busy?
Margaret Renkl/Gulf news I hadn’t planned to make the trip. May was such a busy time that I’d stuck Post-it notes all around my house reminding me to “Say no to everything.” But then a dear childhood friend texted to say her father had died, and I wouldn’t have ...বিস্তারিত
Millennial parents are raising their kids fine
Jim Sollisch/Gulf news Each generation develops its own parenting style that is unique, open to interpretation Part of the human condition is to believe in a more perfect place called the past. We are nostalgic creatures, convinced America, for instance, was a safer plac ...বিস্তারিত
Let’s ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring
Paul Ralph, University of Auckland/ The Conversation Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter? I asked this of a class of 105 computer science and software engineering students last semester.An article in The ...বিস্তারিত