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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wine cellar pre-dating Jesus unearthed in Israel

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

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.

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.

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.