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US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:44

A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

Scientists find how electric fish got its jolt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:10

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt which can be several times more powerful than standard household current.

Herpes virus confirms ancient human `out-of-Africa` migration saga

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 13:00

A new study of the full genetic code of a common human virus has offered proof of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which earlier had been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.

It may be raining diamonds in Jupiter and Saturn!

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 14:10

Scientists have claimed that Jupiter and Saturn just might be filled to the brim with diamonds.

Thin clouds drove Greenland`s record-breaking 2012 ice melt

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:02

Thin, low-level clouds were instrumental in driving Greenland`s record-shattering ice melt last year, a new study has found.

How spiral galaxies get their arms

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 10:24

How spiral galaxies like our Milky Way get and maintain their characteristic arms has proved to be an enduring puzzle in astrophysics .

Fish do not feel pain: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 13:58

Scientists have discovered that fish do not feel pain as they do not have a brain system or enough sensory receptors in the nerve cells to experience suffering.

Dome-headed dinosaurs `fought with their heads`

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 15:15

Fossilized skulls of dome-headed dinosaurs retain signs of injuries from violent head butting or head shoving, researchers say.

Flu study that sparked censorship row is published at last

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 08:29

Scientists who created a mutant virus to explore a key aspect of influenza published their research.