Category: Features

50 Years of Cassette Tapes – Fahmida Mehreen

50 Years of Cassette Tapes – Fahmida Mehreen

Life today is engulfed in boundless forms of technology. Amidst all the fascinating creations, cassette tape is one of the most notable ones that had brought a revolution in the history of recording. Today, we perceive it as a rectangular device with a black magnetic strip encircled around two hollows,...

The secrets of endurance athletes

The secrets of endurance athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness.But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance. By Sarah Keating   This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance?, an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton...

The Cold War bunkers that cover a country

The Cold War bunkers that cover a country

Fearing invasion during the Cold War, Albania’s leader Enver Hoxha forced his country to build tens of thousands of bunkers. Long after the regime’s collapse, many still remain. By Stephen Dowling in Albania It is a spring morning and the sun is already high and hot. I am scrambling across...

A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake,” once said Lewis Black, the American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide for its irrepressible ability to energize its taker. In around 9th century, it was first discovered...

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Money was not invented by a single nation at a single time. Money is not just coins and notes; it is anything humans agree to represent the value of goods and services. During early times, people exchanged goods and services in exchange of other goods and services since there was...

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

“Uhhh, I hate thrillers! What’s so exciting about them? Is it more boring than non-thriller books? Why can’t you just admit that all books are same and tremendously boring!!?” When you’re a thriller lover like me, you just gotta hear that. People will stare at you with their eyes and...

Stay in the Moment Simple Habits

Stay in the Moment Simple Habits

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our...

For ideas about how to make Earth-friendly fuels, microbiologist Steve Singer studies bacteria living on garbage.

Bacteria are All around Us

Victoria Orphan has loved the ocean for as long as she can remember. She used to snorkel in the Pacific Ocean near her family’s home in San Diego, Calif. She’d grab her mask and snorkel tube to visit the hidden world of plants and animals beneath the ocean’s surface. Orphan...

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth । Mahid Sa’ad

In 21st century, it’s almost difficult to subsist without internet. It has made human being’s life more dynamic ever than before. An estimated 4.2 billion people around the world have internet access, more than half of the global population. But sometimes people’s activity in internet resulted in the thriving and...

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building.

The Biggest Building in The World

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building. When Boeing decided to build the 747 – a plane so big it would become known around the world as the jumbo jet – they had to build a factory large enough to build several...

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe "Sentinlese".

Untouched peoples of the world । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe “Sentinlese”. It was some days ago when I saw a news about a Christian missionary being killed by an untouched tribe named “Sentinlese”. What amazed me more was the fact that many tribes like “Sentinlese” still exists in the 21st...

Incredible Statues

Incredible Statues । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “STATUE”? If you think that this word defines something ordinary, made of clay or cement, then you are so wrong.” A Statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full length figures of persons or...

Classrooms in Japan ।

Classrooms in Japan । Fahmida Mehreen

Japan is an epitome of success in the modern world. It has exceled in all scopes, starting from infrastructural development to live-changing technologies. People in Japan are highly progressive. It is needless to say, that at the root of its success lies it’s well-defined and well-structured education system. Education system...

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Super Telescopes

In the most desolate regions of the globe, astronomers and engineers are building a new generation of super telescopes. The high-tech structures will be spread across several continents and be so sophisticated that they can register molecules and atoms several light years away. Made up of 492 smaller, hexagonal mirrors,...

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The Mahogany Ship

Girt by sea as we so famously are, it’s no surprise that Australia is home to plenty of likewise famous shipwrecks. After all, before human flight, a ship was the only way a European could travel to the sunburnt country. What is a surprise though is that it took so...

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Stop Being Pessimistic

One of the most powerful habits that I’ve picked up in the past 10+ years is to stop being pessimistic and to think in a more optimistic and constructive way instead. It makes life feel lighter and not so burdensome. It opens up new paths towards where you want to...

Influence of Genes on Academic Achievement

Influence of Genes on Academic Achievement

Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes. Genes have been shown to influence how well children do at primary school, at the end of compulsory education, and even in different...

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Small Habits That Destroy Happiness

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer   “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius   It is usually...

Memory Hacks to Make You Smarter

Memory Hacks to Make You Smarter

No matter how smart you think you are, the chances are that you sometimes fail to make the most of your memory. A series of surveys have shown most students fail to use proven methods of learning effectively, instead wasting their time on ineffective methods. One of the problems is that we...