Paralysed person to kick off FIFA World Cup in Brazil

During the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil Thursday, a paralysed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the championship.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

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.

Researchers develop new app that can detect autism signs in kids

Now, researchers from the US have developed a new app that can help detect the early signs of autism in kids.

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in lab

In a major breakthrough in the field of medical research, biomedical engineers have grown self-healing muscle in the laboratory for the first time.

Aging gas pipes beneath Washington pose explosion risks

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

Soon, wireless power transfer on the go

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

Now, charge mobile phones with microwave signals!

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.

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

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

Autism linked to induced labor: Study

A new study finds that children whose mothers used drugs to induce or speed up labor during childbirth are slightly to have autism.

New blood test detects sensitivity to aspirin

Scientists have developed a new blood test that deciphers gene activity and predicts an individual`s response to aspirin, says a study.

How brain stops us from being impulsive

Researchers at Duke University, who study how the brain values things-a field called neuroeconomics, have found that your feelings about something and the value you put on it are calculated similarly in a specific area of the brain.

Cancer research often falls short: Study

Cancer research tends to involve small studies focused on a single therapy, often falling short of scientific standards seen in other medical investigations, said a study released Monday.

Anti-HIV vaccine hopes rise with ‘training manual’

In an important step forward in the fight against HIV, scientist at Duke University have recorded the body`s own "training manual" for successfully attacking HIV, a finding that may turn out to be useful in developing vaccines.

Silver nanoparticles have adverse ecological impact

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

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

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

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

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

New `cloaking` device improves invisibility

A Duke University electrical engineer has developed a new design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device.

Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon

Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new study.