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.

This is how human immune system protects itself from TB bacteria

Scientists have explained via a model, how human immune system keeps at bay from TB.

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover completes 42 km marathon milestone in 11 years
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover completes 42 km marathon milestone in 11 years

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover has recently completed the first 42.195 kilometers marathon milestone on Mars in 11 years and two months, after its January 2004 landing in Eagle Crater.

Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified
Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified

In what could give a boost to malaria control efforts, researchers have discovered that pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes are drawn to the odour released by a naturally occurring chemical cedrol.

Scientists map human-wildlife conflict based on elephant study

Researchers have claimed to have established a "reliable" approach to predict the likely occurrence of human-wildlife conflict which will help conservation scientists to pre-emptively mitigate them and foster co-existence between people and animals.

World's first bionic heart that works without a pulse

 Australian researchers have developed the world's first bionic heart that pumps blood without a pulse and it could be ready for human trials within three years.

New gene technology to help treat blood cancer

Australian researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.

Humans began dominating earth in 1610

A new study has indicated that the human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610.