Local honey bees adapt better

Bees that are adapted to the local environment fare better at meeting challenges than bees purchased from a different home area, researchers have found.

Space holds promise for treating cancer among humans

Space exploration has more to offer people on Earth. Scientist have learned that research on cells in space can help us understand and treat malignant tumours on the ground.

Antidepressants during pregnancy `not linked` to autism risk in kids

A new study has found that there is no link between the of antidepressant medication - the so-called SSRIs - during the course of pregnancy and the risk of having a child with autism.

Monkeys can locate objects without more than a sideways glance

A new research has claimed that monkeys, like humans, are able to ascertain where objects are located without much more than a sideways glance.

Sons of older fathers have normal brainpower: Study

By the time they reach their 20s, sons born to older fathers and those who were born to younger men score about the same on intelligence tests, a new Danish study finds.

Spiders too have personalities

Similar to humans and many other species, spiders have their own distinctive characters that shape their lifestyles, a new study has suggested.

Chimpanzees and orangutans remember distant past events

Chimpanzees and orangutans have the human-like ability to remember events that happened years ago, a new study has found.

Test tube babies not at increased risk of developing mental disorders

Whether a child is conceived naturally or in a Petri dish has no bearing on the child`s mental health, a new research has suggested.

Infections up risk of mood disorders

A new research found that every third person who is diagnosed for the first time with a mood disorder has been admitted to hospital with an infection prior to the diagnosis.

Bacteria that function as living electrical cables found

Danish scientists have discovered that some bacteria form a kind of gigantic power lines to survive between the different layers of marine mud.

Bacteria that haven’t eaten for 86 million years found

Researchers including one of Indian origin have discovered deep-sea bacteria at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that can almost survive without food - they haven’t eaten for an incredible 86 million years.