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New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:41

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

UK to recruit Indian doctors through Skype interviews

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 21:01

The UK is mulling recruiting around 50 doctors from India to tackle a staffing crisis, days after a court ruled against Indian-origin doctors, who alleged bias in Britain`s medical examination system.

Crops resilient to changing climate a near possibility

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 18:30

A novel way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to changing climate, new research shows.

Closest supernova to Earth discovered near Messier 82 galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:42

Students and staff at UCL`s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy).

Birds fly in `V` formation to save energy: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:44

The next time you see birds flying in a "V`` formation, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.

Scientists discover early relative of man

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:35

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown human relative, with whom ancient man must have had sex with.

Reindeers` eyes change colour over course of seasons

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 14:49

Scientists have discovered that reindeer eyes changes colour from gold to blue over the course of the year.

Lost home of last Neanderthals rediscovered

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:22

Natural Environment Research Council-funded scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey, have re-discovered a record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost

Decoding the mystery of monogamy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 23:37

Scientists say the threat of infants being killed by rival males led to the evolution of pair living in humans and other primates.

Bumblebees copy each other when looking for best flowers

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 14:12

Though they have tiny brains, bees are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behaviour, scientists have found.

`Stonehenge started as huge graveyard`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 17:23

British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.

Now, computer that heals itself

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 09:22

Each system of the device has a memory featuring context-sensitive information meaning it can only interact with other, similar systems.