Human activity leading Earth into a new geological epoch

Human activity leading Earth into a new geological epoch

Has rapid human activity driven Earth into a new geological epoch? According to an international group of geoscientists, the evidence for a new geological epoch which marks the impact of human activity on Earth is now overwhelming.

Babies learn turn-taking much before they can speak

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at around six months of age, long before infants know much about language, says a new study.

How new genes emerge during evolution

The chance appearance of certain combinations of elements in the genome can lead to the generation of new genes that drive evolutionary innovation.

Human-machine superintelligence can solve man's problems

The combination of human and computer intelligence might be just what we need to solve the "wicked" problems of the world such as climate change and geopolitical conflict, says a new study.

Early-life exercise promotes healthy brain

Exercising early in life can alter microbial community in the gut for the better, promoting healthy brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime, says a new study.

Smartphone monitoring can boost behavioural studies

Interpreting the data collected from volunteers' own smartphones -- which has the potential to emulate randomised trials -- can boost research into human behaviour, finds a new study.

Human and bird's common sound production mechanism

Human and bird's common sound production mechanism

When birds and humans sing, it sounds completely different, but now new research shows that the very same physical mechanisms are at play when a bird sings and a human speaks.

Our ancestors first used beeswax 9000 years ago

A new study has established the first human uses of beeswax in Anatolia in 7000 BCE.

Humans can feel empathy for robots in pain

A team of Japanese researchers has found the first neurophysiological evidence of humans' ability to empathise with robots in perceived pain, highlighting the difference in human empathy toward other humans and robots.

Humans can feel empathy for robots in pain

A team of Japanese researchers has found the first neurophysiological evidence of humans' ability to empathise with robots in perceived pain, highlighting the difference in human empathy toward other humans and robots.

How deep-diving whales may help create synthetic blood

As per a recent study, deep-diving whales can hold answer for synthetic blood.

Men, women mate preferences differ due to evolutionary pressure

A new study claims that human evolution influences mate preferences in men and women.

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.