Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 14:18
The first replicating life-forms on the planet may have originated deep underground, a study has suggested.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 16:12
Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they are smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, scientists say.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:27
Researchers have been able to determine an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a 400,000-year-old hominin from Sima de los Huesos, a unique cave site in Northern Spain.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 10:53
X-rays streaming towards Earth from the region near a neutron star that is cannibalizing its companion star are the youngest "X-ray binary" yet known, according to scientists.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:24
Researchers have found that Neanderthals used to organize their living spaces in ways that were familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between the close cousins.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:12
In a finding that would help understand evolution of life and also have implications for medical science, scientists today said they have been able to solve the mystery of nature in protein synthesis.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:52
A team of biologists has revealed that the Burmese python`s ability to ramp up its metabolism and enlarge its organs to swallow and digest prey whole can be traced to unusually rapid evolution and specialized adaptations of its genes and the way they work.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 11:49
Scientists used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and computer simulations to take a closer look at the dinosaur beaks.
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:02
Himalayan flowers have evolved to attract bees as pollinators, scientists have found for the first time.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 16:29
A leading geneticist has claimed that human beings are the result of a cross breed between a pig and a chimp.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 19:34
Tiny amphibious fish may give an insight into how life survived the transition from aquatic to terrestrial habitats.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 13:37
Europe`s billion-star surveyor has been launched into space where it will create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy.
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