Ancient stone artifacts may shed light on how humans 'dispersed' out of Africa

Researchers have recently excavated ancient stone artifacts in Saudi Arabia that might provide deeper insight into how humans dispersed out of Africa.

Worms, flies and humans: How we are related

Biologists on Wednesday said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many surprising ways, a discovery that could help basic research into disease.

How humans could grow new limbs like lizards

Scientists have unlocked the genetic `recipe` that allows a lizard to regrow its tail, a finding that may help humans regenerate severed limbs or spinal cords.

Seals may have spread tuberculosis to humans: Study

In a bizarre turn of events, research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America.

Animal calls show resemblance to human language

If you believe speech perception is a uniquely human trait, think again! A new study suggests that many animals make sounds similar to human speech.

Modern humans, Neanderthals co-existed for up to 5000 years

A new study has suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years after the researchers collected more than 400 samples from the most important sites in Europe.

Fukushima radiation caused serious damage to wildlife: Study

A series of studies on the biological impact of the Fukushima disaster on non-human organisms has revealed that the radiation has affected the population, genetic makeup and the repair mechanisms of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects to cope with the exposure.

Ebola virus disease: Know all about the fatal illness

Ebola virus disease (EVD)or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness in humans, caused by the Ebola virus. The disease has high mortality rate, killing upto 90% of people who are infected.

New human brain-like computer chip to power drones

Pentagon researchers have created a computer chip inspired by the human brain to power unmanned aircraft or robotic ground systems.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

Machines to take over humans by 2045: Physicist

Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Study reveals monkeys believe in winning and losing streaks

A new study has revealed that monkeys also share humans` unfounded belief in winning and losing streaks.

Intelligent drones to communicate with humans

You may have seen in films flying robots seamlessly communicating and cooperating with humans working in labs on the Earth while negotiating danger zones effortlessly, this may soon be a reality.

Why we fear things approaching us

Researchers have found a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening.

Ancient parasite highlights humans` role in spread of disease

The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6,200-year-old grave in Syria may be the earliest evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to a vast spread of disease, scientists said on Friday.

Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have asustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth?

Humans, corals share same cellular self-destruction mode

What do humans and corals have in common? Both share a 500-million-year-old biomechanical pathway that tells cells when to die.