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Earliest evidence of human cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old bone - Watch!
Earliest evidence of human cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old bone - Watch!

The findings has just been published in South African journal of Science that highlights how industrialization and change in lifestyles triggered the incidence of cancer that are embedded deep within the evolution period of humans.

Two newly found ant species are real-life replica of Game of Thrones' dragons-Watch!
Two newly found ant species are real-life replica of Game of Thrones' dragons-Watch!

The dragon ants are natives of Papua New Guinea and the research shows that they arrived at their place of origination some 12 billion years ago. 

Oldest evidence of cancer spotted in 1.7 million-year-old fossil
Oldest evidence of cancer spotted in 1.7 million-year-old fossil

The discovery of a foot bone from the site of Swartkrans located near Johannesburg with definitive evidence of malignant cancer, pushes the oldest date for this disease back from recent times into deep prehistory, the researchers said.

India finds promising natural gas hydrates in Bay of Bengal
India finds promising natural gas hydrates in Bay of Bengal

The discovery, called the Indian National Gas Hydrate Programme Expedition 02, was the result of the most comprehensive gas hydrate field venture in the world made up of scientists from India, Japan and the US, it said in a statement.

Talamancan Palm-Pitviper: Latest species to join the slithering reptiles discovered!
Talamancan Palm-Pitviper: Latest species to join the slithering reptiles discovered!

A large snake might reach about 30 inches, but most are less than 24 inches.

A robotic stingray with rat heart cells and gold skeleton!
A robotic stingray with rat heart cells and gold skeleton!

Containing about 200,000 rat heart-muscle cells, the robot measures 0.63 inches long and weighs just 10 grams.

1.5 million-year-old footprints reveal an early human ancestor walked like us
1.5 million-year-old footprints reveal an early human ancestor walked like us

This conclusion came after analyzing a 1.5 million-year-old footprint of Homo Erectus found in 2009 near the eastern shores of Lake Turkana.

New dinosaur fossil from 90 mn years ago found in Argentina
New dinosaur fossil from 90 mn years ago found in Argentina

The dinosaur was named Gualicho Shinyae, a combination of the name of an evil spirit Gualichu -- worshipped by the local Tehuelche community in the Patagonia region and Akiko Shinya, the scientist who first discovered the dinosaur in southern Rio Negro Province.

Meet the dino with tiny arms just like T Rex
Meet the dino with tiny arms just like T Rex

A newly-discovered dinosaur from Patagonia has similar short, two-fingered claws, even though it's not closely related to the tyrannosaurs. 

Rare facial tumor is found in fossils of dwarf duck-billed dinosaur
Rare facial tumor is found in fossils of dwarf duck-billed dinosaur

They said that this type of growth is mainly found in people other mammals and some modern reptiles. 

Large Hadron Collider finds three new 'exotic' particles
Large Hadron Collider finds three new 'exotic' particles

These particles contain four quarks - the fundamental constituent of the matter inside all the atoms of the universe: two quarks and two antiquarks.

We evolved 3 times faster post dinosaur extinction
We evolved 3 times faster post dinosaur extinction

According to a new study, our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years.

Watch: Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot with big brain and bigger personality!
Watch: Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot with big brain and bigger personality!

It interacts with people and responds to their emotions. Cozmo is coupled with playful personality and its eye lights up whenever it sees a familiar face.

Just found! Huge stash of ancient Helium in Africa's rift valley
Just found! Huge stash of ancient Helium in Africa's rift valley

It is rare on Earth but found in abundance in universe. Recently British scientists have discovered huge deposits of Helium (He) gas reserve in Tanzania, using a new exploration method that spells good news for the future.

Drone startup OpenRov developes fast underwater exploration robots
Drone startup OpenRov developes fast underwater exploration robots

Many scientists believe that it can be extremely beneficial exploring a sunken ship due to its quickness and high precision ability.

'Reprogrammed' bacteria eat carbon dioxide to produce sugars
'Reprogrammed' bacteria eat carbon dioxide to produce sugars

The changed conditions forced the bacteria to learn to use the more abundant material in their environment. 

Dinosaur-era bugs knew how to camouflage

It turns out, insects have been perfecting the art of disguise for a hundred million years.