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Day: April 21, 2017

Mind blowing discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works
ENGLISH, Life Style

Mind blowing discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works

    A study of people born with one hand suggests neuroscientists may have fundamentally misunderstood the way the brain is organised, a scientist has claimed. Dr Tamar Makin, of University College London, said the new theory if proved correct would have massive implications, adding it was mind-blowing to think that scientists could have been mistaken for so long. An international team of researchers from the UK, Israel, Canada and Switzerland used an MRI scanner to monitor the brains of people who were born with one hand as they performed everyday tasks like handling money or wrapping a present. They found the area of the brain associated with the missing hand was active when they used different body parts, such as the arm, foot and mouth. Importantly this happened when these...
Etiquette Experts Weigh In On Trump’s Awkward Walking Distance From Melania
America, ENGLISH

Etiquette Experts Weigh In On Trump’s Awkward Walking Distance From Melania

    U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 16. President Trump is at it again. People on Twitter recently pointed out that the president left his wife, Melania, behind while deplaning Air Force One over the weekend. In one photo, the president is at the bottom of the airplane’s stairs, greeting and saluting people on the ground, while Melania is still descending. Many online criticised the distance between the two, pointing to other presidents like Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan and the way they descended the stairs with their wives. Though Trump and his wife have descended the stairs together at the same speed a few times before and many other presidents haven’t always descended the stairs with their ...
Police officer and suspect shot dead on Champs Elysees in Paris attack claimed by Islamic State
ENGLISH, Europe

Police officer and suspect shot dead on Champs Elysees in Paris attack claimed by Islamic State

    A policeman was shot dead on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Thursday night in an apparent Isil-inspired terror attack. The shooting, in which the gunman was also killed, was carried out by a man who was under preliminary investigation for terrorism but let go. The attack raised questions over how yet another Islamist extremist known to police was able to bring terror to the heart of the French capital. The shooting came just three days before the first round of the country’s presidential election, and François Fillon, the conservative candidate, last night called for election campaigning to be suspended. Security will be heightened across the country in the run-up to Sunday’s election. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant identified the attacker as one of its soldiers,...
Expertise team in Sunamganj to examine death of fish, duck
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Expertise team in Sunamganj to examine death of fish, duck

    A three‐member team of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute arrived in Sunamganj on Friday to examine the cause of death of fishes and ducks in the haors (water bodies) of the district. The team, led by Chief Scientist Dr. Masud Hossain Khan, visited Khachar Haor in Bishambharpur upazila, Halir Haor and Mahaliar Haor in Tahirpur upazila in the morning and examined water of the haors. While talking to reporters, Dr. Masud said, The water of the haors is not in its normal condition and there is existence of toxic gas in the water for which fishers are dying. Dead fishes and ducks were found floating in the haors of Jagannathpur upazila in the last several days after a flashflood in the region that created tension among the farmers of the area. Though the local administrat...
EU would welcome UK back if election voters veto Brexit: Brussels chief
ENGLISH, Europe

EU would welcome UK back if election voters veto Brexit: Brussels chief

    The president of the European parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters change their minds about Brexit on 8 June, challenging Theresa May’s claim that “there is no turning back” after article 50. Speaking after a meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street, Antonio Tajani insisted that her triggering of the departure process last month could be reversed easily by the remaining EU members if there was a change of UK government after the general election and would not even require a court case. If the UK, after the election, wants to withdraw [Article 50], then the procedure is very clear, he said in an interview. If the UK wanted to stay, everybody would be in favour. I would be very happy. Detailed coverage on snap General Election ...