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Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:24

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:02

Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:18

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

Machines to take over humans by 2045: Physicist

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:13

Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Study reveals monkeys believe in winning and losing streaks

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:25

A new study has revealed that monkeys also share humans` unfounded belief in winning and losing streaks.

Intelligent drones to communicate with humans

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:03

You may have seen in films flying robots seamlessly communicating and cooperating with humans working in labs on the Earth while negotiating danger zones effortlessly, this may soon be a reality.

Salamanders may reveal secret to limb regeneration in humans

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:32

Scientists have revealed that salamanders can reveal the secret to regeneration in humans.

Ancient parasite highlights humans` role in spread of disease

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:52

The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6,200-year-old grave in Syria may be the earliest evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to a vast spread of disease, scientists said on Friday.

Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:47

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have asustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth?

Humans, corals share same cellular self-destruction mode

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 14:32

What do humans and corals have in common? Both share a 500-million-year-old biomechanical pathway that tells cells when to die.

Stay on course to send man to Mars: Scientists

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 22:16

The goal of putting humans in other worlds can be achieved only with appropriate funding and sustained commitment from political leaders, said a congressionally mandated report from the US National Research Council.