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Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:15

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

Aging gas pipes beneath Washington pose explosion risks

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 19:39

After Boston, researchers have now detected thousands of potentially harmful natural gas leaks in Washington, DC.

Soon, wireless power transfer on the go

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 16:17

Imagine charging your cell phone while on an evening walk without any wire or device near you.

Now, charge mobile phones with microwave signals!

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 21:17

The researchers have found a new way to capture microwave signals and turn them in to electrical power that can be used to charge a mobile phone.

Monkeys use brain to move 2 virtual arms

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 14:15

Monkeys were able to control the movement of both arms on an avatar using just their brain activity, a new study has suggested.

Six-month-old babies’ maths skills forecast their potential

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 20:11

A new research by US scientists has found that baby as old as six months of age has started developing maths skills.

Mind-reading implant finds rats` telepathic power

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 13:04

Researchers have developed brain implants that allowed rats to communicate by thought alone, even from separate continents.

Silver nanoparticles have adverse ecological impact

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:17

Researchers have demonstrated that the silver nanoparticles used in many consumer products can adversely affect plants and micro organisms.

Robot built from dead bird helps study swamp sparrows

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10:17

US biologists have studied the behaviour in the swamp sparrow species by creating a robot from a dead bird.

US University fraternity under fire for ‘racist’ Asian-themed party

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 14:07

The fraternity at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been suspended for hosting Asian-themed party opponents dubbed the ‘racist rager’.

Dominant male chimps more likely to father offspring

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 20:48

Male chimps are quite choosy about forming coalitions when it comes to siring offspring, with dominant individuals more likely to become fathers and rise in rank.

Tropical lizard species adapts to cooler clime

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:31

A tropical lizard species native to Puerto Rico has adapted to the cooler winters of Miami, suggesting its ability to survive climate change.