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.