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New method could overcome genetic male infertility

New method could overcome genetic male infertility

Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

Emotions in voices of land animals can be identified by humans, says study

Emotions in voices of land animals can be identified by humans, says study

Amphibians, reptiles, mammals - all of them communicate via acoustic signals.

Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study

Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study

Learning new songs is a form of what is known as 'social learning', where individual animals learn behaviours from each other rather than having them passed on from one generation to another genetically.

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste.

Humans reached Australia 65,000 years ago: Study

The site was last excavated nearly 30 years ago by a group of archaeologists, who suggested that the site was between 50,000 and 60,000 years old, considered to be one of the first human settlements in Australia.

Ravens can plan ahead like humans: Study

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden let ravens solve tasks that they do not encounter in the wild, and hence lack specific adaptations for: tool use, and bartering with humans.

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. 

Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

The study showed that mutations in the gene called GDF5 resulted in shorter bones that led to a compact body structure while reducing the risk of bone fracture from falling.

Wearing this wristband will help you fight stress!

Wearing this wristband will help you fight stress!

This wearable device delivers heartbeat-like vibrations onto the inside of the wrist can reduce stress.

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Researchers have assumed up to now that the lineages diverged five to seven million years ago and that the first pre-humans developed in Africa.

Pufferfish and humans share same genes for teeth formation: Study

Pufferfish and humans share same genes for teeth formation: Study

The research, led by Gareth Fraser from the University of Sheffields Department of Animal and Plant Sciences found that the pufferfish had a remarkably similar tooth-making programme to other vertebrates, including humans.

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

In February, NASA began an effort looking at the feasibility of putting crew aboard the first launch of the SLS rocket and Orion - for its Exploration Mission-1, or EM-1.

Human sense of smell as good as that of dogs: Study

Human sense of smell as good as that of dogs: Study

However, the study published in the journal Science, showed that the human olfactory bulb is quite large and similar in the number of neurons to other mammals.

Homo naledi likely lived alongside modern humans: Study

Homo naledi likely lived alongside modern humans: Study

A new research has revealed that the mysterious and newly discovered human species named Homo naledi, which was first announced just two years ago, likely lived alongside Homo sapiens or modern humans.

Early humans were smarter than previously thought

Early humans were smarter than previously thought

The researchers believe that the same areas of the brain engaged in modern activities like playing the piano were also used in making stone tools dating from 1.8 million to 100,000 years ago.

How noise pollution interfere animals`survival in the wild

How noise pollution interfere animals`survival in the wild

According to a report in the journal Science, sounds were recorded at 492 sites meant as havens for biodiversity across the country.

Humans must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive, warns Stephen Hawking

Humans must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive, warns Stephen Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking claims that time is running out for the Earth and humanity will need to leave the planet for its survival.

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Scientists believe that modern human and common chimpanzee/bonobo lineages split about eight million years ago with the two great ape species splitting about two million years ago.

Humans inhabited America 130,000 years ago, say study

Archaeologists discovered preserves of 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon - an ancient extinct relative of elephants - in California, US, that show evidence of modification by early humans.

Humans, smartphones often fail to detect morph photos

Researchers at the University of York in Britain investigated what the success rate would be like if two faces were morphed together to create a "new" face.