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Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Scientists believe that modern human and common chimpanzee/bonobo lineages split about eight million years ago with the two great ape species splitting about two million years ago.

Apr 29, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
Surgical approaches to lose weight may cull diabetes risk!

Surgical approaches to lose weight may cull diabetes risk!

Blood samples showed that at least 168 microRNAs – the molecules responsible for sending specific messages – had changed before and after surgery.

Feb 13, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans

Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans

 Contradicting a prevalent perception, a new study says that our brain enlargement and dental reduction did not happen in lockstep.

Jan 03, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
As `caliphate` shrinks, Islamic State struggles in Egypt

As `caliphate` shrinks, Islamic State struggles in Egypt

It is impossible to ascertain the toll among jihadists, who do not disclose their deaths.
 

Nov 25, 2016, 17:52 PM IST
Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

The study showed that male chimpanzees spend time with non-mating female chimpanzees that are caring for their offspring.

Nov 09, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

Novel method to track autism in boys identified

The team found that the brain scan data could be an effective indicator of the function of the circuit in younger children and older patients alike.

Apr 23, 2016, 23:07 PM IST
Islamic State finds ''diminishing returns'' on Twitter - Report

Islamic State finds ''diminishing returns'' on Twitter - Report

Twitter Inc has long been criticized by government officials for its relatively lax approach to policing content.

Feb 18, 2016, 12:01 PM IST
George Washington University voids Bill Cosby`s honorary degree

George Washington University voids Bill Cosby`s honorary degree

 George Washington University will revoke the honorary degree that was awarded to Bill Cosby.

Jan 13, 2016, 15:56 PM IST
Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants are nomadic species.

Nov 30, 2015, 08:44 AM IST
Environment has extensively shaped human brain

Environment has extensively shaped human brain

These findings could also have important implications regarding human susceptibility to degenerative diseases.

Nov 17, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

US university cancels suspension of student who displayed Hindu swastika

Following outcry from several groups, a prestigious American university has decided to rescind its suspension order against a student who displayed a Hindu swastika on his residence hall's bulletin board.

May 27, 2015, 10:16 AM IST

US varsity mulling ban on Hindu religious symbol swastika

The prestigious George Washington University here is contemplating a ban on swastika, a sacred symbol for Hindus and Buddhists, as authorities believe it resembles the Nazi symbol and may hurt the sensibilities of some Jewish students.

Apr 24, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Indian student found guilty of stabbing friend to death

A 25-year-old Indian student at a prestigious US university has been found guilty of murdering his friend in 2013 over suspicion that his girlfriend was cheating on him with his high school buddy and faces life in prison when sentenced.

Mar 18, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Cold fusion is real, claim scientists

Cold fusion, a revolutionary source of energy -- discovered 25 years ago but was cold-shouldered by mainstream physicists -- is now staging a comeback thanks to researchers who doggedly pursued the science behind it.

Mar 10, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

Ancestor of snakes, lizards likely gave birth to live young

In an unusual discovery, scientists have found that the ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.

Dec 17, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

2009 swine flu death toll was 10 times higher than previous estimates

A team of researchers has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization`s count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu.

Nov 27, 2013, 13:44 PM IST

Wine cellar pre-dating Jesus unearthed in Israel

Researchers have unearthed what could be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Near East.

Nov 23, 2013, 12:14 PM IST

Hominin not ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans: Study

A new study suggests that no known hominin is ancestor to the Neanderthals or modern humans.

Oct 22, 2013, 12:52 PM IST

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: Study

Our perception of how food tastes is influenced by the size, shape and colour of the cutlery we use, a new Oxford research suggests.

Jun 26, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

New species of meat-eating dinosaur discovered

Fossil remains found in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating, dinosaur.

May 04, 2013, 12:18 PM IST