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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence that can recognise a person's face even in the dark, a development that could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic analysis for covert nighttime operations.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Dark matter making us blind to alien life: Study

Dark matter making us blind to alien life: Study

Our limited understanding of dark matter and energy may be making us blind to signals from intelligent alien life, which possibly exist in dimensions that humans cannot perceive.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Oldest human footprints in North America discovered in Canada: Study

Oldest human footprints in North America discovered in Canada: Study

Nearly 13,000-year footprints — likely of two adults and a child — found on an island off western Canada.

Mar 29, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

The robots named as hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators eschew the bulky, rigid pistons and motors of conventional robots with soft and electrically activated structures. 
 

Jan 05, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Robots may soon treat humans, aid in delivering drugs

Robots may soon treat humans, aid in delivering drugs

The robots have been manufactured by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles and can smoothly swim in biological fluids.
 

Nov 23, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

After excavating three new sites in southern Spain, over more than 10 years, the researchers discovered evidence of distinct Neanderthal materials dating from 37,000 years ago.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Horses can read human body language: Study

Horses can read human body language: Study

The findings enhance our understanding of how animals can communicate using body posture across the species barrier and are specifically helpful for informing horse handlers and trainers about the ways horses perceive human body language.

Nov 05, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

The study found evidence that people may have been eating the popular fruit as many as 15,000 years before they domesticated the fruit as an agricultural crop.
 

Nov 03, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
Do you know the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred?

Do you know the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred?

When the ancestors of modern humans migrated out of Africa, they passed through the Middle East and Turkey before heading deeper into Asia and Europe.
 

Oct 25, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
This is why prehistoric humans avoided inbreeding

This is why prehistoric humans avoided inbreeding

A study suggests that the early development of more complex mating systems may at least partly explain why anatomically modern humans thrived while other species, such as Neanderthals, did not. 

Oct 07, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
NASA to put humans on Moon again, says US Vice President Mike Pence

NASA to put humans on Moon again, says US Vice President Mike Pence

NASA will land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

Do you know how many years ago did homo sapiens emerge?

Swedish and South African scientists managed to identify the genetic sequence of the remains of three hunter-gatherer individuals who lived between 2,300 and 1,800 years ago and four peasants who lived between 500 and 300 years ago

Sep 29, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: Study

Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: Study

Researchers performed behavioural experiments to test birds and humans and found that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.

Sep 27, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
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.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
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.

Jul 27, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
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.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
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.

Jul 21, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

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