Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study
Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Challenging prevalent theories, a new study suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our Homo sapiens species) may not have been larger than their ancestors in the hominin species.

Functional liver cells developed using stem cells

A group of scientists have claimed to have created functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells.

Humans can't tell apart 1 trillion smells: Scientist

A researcher is calling into question recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odours, saying that the data used in last year's study does not support this claim.

NASA offers ''benefits for humanity''

NASA is set to release a new book `Benefits for Humanity` that will showcase how research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is helping improve lives on the Earth while advancing NASA`s ambitious human exploration goals.

Now a method to find exact time of death, even after 10 days

A new research has found a method that can help calculate the exact time of a human's death even after 10 days (240 hours) of the occurrence.

Research to find out effects of Yoga on human health

As the central government rolled out a big campaign to promote Yoga on the International Yoga Day on Sunday, two reputed institutions in the state have come together to explore the effects of the ancient practise on human health.

Protein found to aid heart function in old age

A protein called vinculin helps in sustaining the performance of cardiac muscle cells as we grow old, new research says.

Modern humans migrated out of Africa from Egypt unlike previously believed

It turns out that modern human populations took the route out of Africa from Egypt, finds a new study.

New species of human found in Ethiopia: Report

Remains of a new species of humans, which scientists have dated between 3.3 million and 3.5 million years old, were discovered in Afar state of Ethiopia, a media report said on Thursday.

Did the `first murder` on Earth take place 430,000 yrs ago?

Scientists have identified lethal wounds on a 430,000 years old human skull, which may have been the very first murder in human history.

Infants can think before they learn the words

Human babies can understand basic abstract relations - whether two objects are the same or different - even before they learn the words to describe such relations, new research has found.

Human attention span down to just eight seconds: Microsoft
Human attention span down to just eight seconds: Microsoft

With the rise in digital technology, the human attention span has shortened from 12 seconds to eight seconds in more than a decade, a recent study by Microsoft Corporation has found.

Mechanism behind human ageing revealed

A new research has linked the ageing process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA.

How our brain decodes sound
How our brain decodes sound

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes.

Indian scientists develop new drug for Parkinson's

Indian researchers have developed a new therapy that has been found to reverse Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats and the researchers believe that the findings could one day lead to a new therapy for human patients.

Novel gel treated acute migraine in human trials

 Human trials involving moderate and severe migraine sufferers has shown positive results for treating acute migraine by applying a novel gel on the affected area.

Italy: Neurosurgeon plans first human head transplant by 2017

The first ever human head transplant could take place in 2017, claims a neurosurgeon in Italy.

New technology makes drones safer, smarter
New technology makes drones safer, smarter

Researchers have developed a new technology that enables drones to mimic human sense of balance to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations.

Scientists create night vision eyedrops

Researchers in the US have used special kind of eye drops to give a man temporary night vision, allowing him to see over 50 metres in the dark.

Micropacemaker to treat foetus with heart block

In a first, researchers have designed a fully implantable micropacemaker for use in a foetus with complete heart block.