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Types of HIV carried by chimps can infect humans: Study

A new study led by researchers have found the evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and even the forms of HIV, can infect human cells.

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

As per the study,Ants belonging to a South American group switched from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to subsistence farming of fungi that grew on decomposing, woody plant matter some 55 to 60 million years ago, shortly after the dinosaurs died out, new research has found.
 

Black bears can recognise humans in computer images

The study involving a black bear called Migwan and a computer screen was part of a broader research project into the welfare of bears in captivity. 

Five human enhancements coming our way, are you ready to embrace them?

Five human enhancements coming our way, are you ready to embrace them?

Nowadays, technology is slowly taking over our lives by constantly evolving as breakthroughs and by creating opportunities that would have been unimaginable in the past.

Like dogs, even goats can communicate with humans: Study

Like dogs, even goats can communicate with humans: Study

 A new study suggests that even goats could become man's new bestfriend as they have the capacity to communicate with humans.

AI spotting more offensive photos than humans on Facebook

AI spotting more offensive photos than humans on Facebook

According to a Tech Crunch report, nearly 25 percent of Facebook engineers now regularly use its internal AI platform to build features and do business but the best use is to check and find offensive photos.

Decoded: Humanity's relationship with fire

The study explores both the natural and human face of fire.

Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!

Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!

In a research conducted at Dartmouth College in the US, researchers have arrived at a conclusion that chimps too use their sensory powers to evaluate and choose figs.

Mice in space showed liver damage after two weeks

Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration spaceflight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday.

Implantable device may soon shrink pancreatic tumours in humans

 In pioneering research, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours.

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

 While it is only natural for birds living among people to learn to differentiate individual humans, researchers have found that skuas living in remote Antarctica too can recognise people who had previously accessed the nests to measure their eggs and nestlings.

Microsoft shuts AI bot after twitteratti teaches it racism

Microsoft shuts AI bot after twitteratti teaches it racism

 Humans will be humans and the latest victim is Microsoft which launched artificial intelligence (AI)-powered bot on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

New form of Ebola virus may cause disease in humans

 The Reston virus, a member of the Ebola virus family which is known to circulate in domestic pigs in Asia, may acquire the few mutations necessary to cause disease in humans and to develop into a novel health threat, researchers have warned.

Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

About eight percent of what we think of as our "human" DNA actually came from viruses.

New drug for prostate cancer found promising

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new molecule for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy when tested in mice.

Small birds have vision twice as fast as humans

Small birds have vision twice as fast as humans

Thought to be the fastest of any vertebrate animal, their remarkable vision system, allows them to see the world around them in slow motion.

After Ebola and Zika, this new virus is poised to infect humans: Study

According to a new study, a SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans.

China to import 100 Russian service robots by 2017

China to import 100 Russian service robots by 2017

 China is set to import 100 service robots from Russia by 2017, a media report said on Friday.

Watch: Why nasty mosquitoes bite some humans more than others

Mosquitoes can easily smell any human within 100 feet because they have excellent scent receptors so it entirely depends on how your smell.

NASA working on laser technology that could send humans to Mars in 3 days!

NASA working on laser technology that could send humans to Mars in 3 days!

NASA scientists are currently working on a new laser technology that can take humans to Mars in flat three days.