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Human hunting behaviour similar to sharks and honey bees

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:38

A team of anthropologists has found that the Hadza tribe`s movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Levy walk, a pattern that also is found in the movements of many other animals like sharks and honey bees.

Water traces found on dry Martian tropics may force rethink of future explorations

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:49

NASA`s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed to scientists slender dark markings - possibly due to salty water - which may force them to rethink their plans about future explorations of the Red Planet.

Giant Magellan telescope`s third mirror set to be unveiled

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 16:38

The Giant Magellan Telescope`s third primary mirror is going to be unveiled at the University of Arizona`s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab on December 6, 2013.

Diamond `super-earth` may not be `so precious`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 13:56

An alien world reported to be the first known planet to consist largely of diamond appears less likely to be of such precious nature, a new analysis has shown.

New camera clicks sharpest ever pics of night sky

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 10:54

Astronomers have developed a new type of camera which is helping them click sharper images of the night sky than ever before.

Warming climate pushing plants up the mountain

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 13:26

Increasingly warmer and drier climate is pushing plant species to higher elevations on a southern Arizona mountain, scientists say.

Climate change taking place 10,000 times faster than evolution

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 15:52

Evolution is not being able to keep up pace with climate change, researchers have claimed.

New technique may help detect hidden Earth-like planets

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 10:23

An international team of exoplanet hunters is developing a new technology that would dramatically improve the odds of discovering planets with conditions suitable for life.

New information on origins of Maya civilization unearthed

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 14:17

Finding from new excavations at Ceibal, an ancient Mayan site in Guatemala, has challenged the two prevailing theories on how early Maya civilization began, suggesting its origins are more complex than previously thought.

Waste sulfur transformed into lightweight plastic for better batteries

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 15:13

A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur.

Y chromosome much older than previously thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 19:05

Researchers have discovered an extremely rare African American Y chromosome that pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago.

Researchers reveal how news spreads on Twitter

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:42

How effective is the microblogging website Twitter in spreading news, since every media organisation of any consequence has an account these days?