Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are likely to evolve resistance against insecticides or unfavourable climate conditions typical in their local environment, according to a new study.

Genetic diversity helps humans grow taller, smarter

People who are born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be taller and have sharper thinking skills than others, a major international study involving over 350,000 people has found.

Modern humans and Neanderthals 'interbred in Europe': Study

 As per a new study, early Europeans had recent Neanderthal ancestors.

Why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did

Access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the hours of sleep humans get each night, says a study that compared traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting.

Millions of mummified dog remains found in Egypt

 For centuries, dogs have been humans' loyal companions and in ancient Egypt, they served as bridges to the afterlife, with the hope that they would intercede with the God Anubis on their owner's behalf.

Forget rats, cancer drug can be tested on pet dogs

Pet dogs may now be man's best friends in a new arena of life cancer treatment, says new research.

Self-awareness not exclusive to humans

If you think humans are the only animal capable of self-awareness, think again. A study strongly suggests that self-awareness is not unique to mankind and is instead likely to be common among animals.

Like humans, chimps may know when they're 'spot on'
Like humans, chimps may know when they're 'spot on'

 A new study has suggested that chimpanzees are capable of metacognition or thinking about one's own thinking and can adjust their behavior accordingly.

Brains of the future will be man machine hybrid

Humans will be able to boost their brain power with artificial intelligence by the late 2030s, an expert has claimed.

Here's why humans and animals are driven to help others

 A new study suggesting that like humans, rats too offer help without self-benefit has shed light on what drives us to help others.

Humans trekked out of Africa via Egypt: Study

Egypt was the major gateway for modern humans out of Africa around 60,000 years ago, a new genetic analysis has found.

Another species of 'modern humans' existed along with 'Lucy' 3.5 million years ago

A new study has examined that humans have a new ancestor i.e. a new hominin species called Australopithecus deyiremeda that most probably lived at the same time as the "Lucy" species in Ethiopia.

Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor
Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor

Humans may "upgrade" themselves to become cyborgs within the next 200 years, merging man and machine to potentially live forever, according to a Hebrew University professor.

This robot learns things like a child
This robot learns things like a child

Heard of a robot that can learn things on its own, through trial and error? Well, here is one.

Just like humans, dolphins too are choosy about friends
Just like humans, dolphins too are choosy about friends

A new study has revealed that dolphins form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends.

Baboons, like humans, hang out with similar trait beings
Baboons, like humans, hang out with similar trait beings

A new study has revealed that chacma baboons prefer to spend time with others of the same age, status and even personality.

Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study
Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study

Fish can produce their own sunscreen and copying the method they use could lead to a sunscreen pill for humans, says a new study.

Dolphins have social networks too!
Dolphins have social networks too!

Just like humans, dolphins form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, preferring to mingle with some fellow dolphins while avoiding others, scientists say.

Odisha forest officials rescue 18.2 ft long Indian Rock Python

The state forest department personnel on Wednesday rescued a 18.2 feet long Indian Rock Python in distressed condition from a haystack in Paramanandapur village on the fringes of Bhitarkanika National Park here.

'Human hunting weapons didn't kill Neanderthals'

The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, a new research shows.