Bouncing robots may soon replace rovers on NASA missions

 Researchers are in works to develop bouncing robots that may replace rovers on NASA's future missions.

Indian-origin researcher helps develop mini-heart on microchip

An Indian-origin scientist with the University of California at Berkeley was involved in growing a viable, pulsating heart on a microchip to improve drug screening.

Ray of hope for HIV patients

In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a new protein that holds promise for the next-generation of anti-HIV drugs.

One in five Milky Way stars may have Earth-like planets: Study

One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.

Blame poor sleep for unhealthy cravings for junk food

Sleep deprivation can make us crave for junk food more than healthy food, a new study has revealed.

Ancient Moche feathered shield found in Peru temple

Archaeologists have discovered a rare feathered shield, dating back around 1,300 years, in a sealed portion of an ancient temple in Peru.

How the brain tracks fast-moving tennis balls

For the first time, vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have pinpointed how the brain tracks fast-moving objects.

Does antimatter exhibit antigravity?

Four University of California, Berkeley, physicists are trying to find out whether matter and antimatter are affected differently by gravity.

Sanofi launches new antimalarial drug

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi has launched the large-scale production of a partially synthetic version of artemisinin.

Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could alter rain patterns

Due to global climate change, the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere and this rising temperature difference could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns.

Exocomets `may be as common as exoplanets`

Comets - dubbed "exocomets" - are just as common in other stellar systems with planets, researchers say.

Why species stay or go in response to climate change

In two new studies, researchers have provided a clearer picture of why some species move according to climate change, and where they go.

Baby brains bring smarter computers closer to reality

Researchers are tapping the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers and preschoolers in their bid to facilitate computers to think more like humans.