Social stress: A barrier to empathy between strangers
Social stress: A barrier to empathy between strangers

Feeling stressed in the presence of strangers curbs the ability to express empathy - the capacity to share and feel another individual's emotions - in animals and humans alike, says a study.

Brain chemical makes humans more patient

The brain chemical serotonin that is widely targeted to treat depression also helps humans have patience in life, researchers report.

Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era, suggesting that the Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools like humans.

Artificial intelligence experts pledge to protect humanity from machines
Artificial intelligence experts pledge to protect humanity from machines

Artificial intelligence experts all around the world are signing an open letter, pledging to protect mankind from machines.

Spinal implant could allow paralysed people to walk again

Scientists have used a new flexible implant to allow paralysed rats to walk again, paving the way for new therapies for people with spinal cord injury.

Robotic camera mimics humans to track basketball action

Scientists at Disney Research Lab, Pittsburgh, have developed robotic cameras that mimic human operators to anticipate basketball game action and learn how to better frame shots of a game.

New antibiotic could curb hearing loss

A new version of a common antibiotic could eliminate the side effects associated with the drug - risk of hearing loss and kidney damage, a new research has found.

Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans
Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans

Drunk birds slur their words just like humans do when they are inebriated, a new study has found.

Humans cannot match moth's sex tactics

A small brown moth has one of the most complex sex lives in the insect world, showing human courtship behaviour at times, a new research has found.

Immune cells spur hair growth

In what could facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for hair growth in humans, researchers have found that immune cells involved in wound healing can induce hair growth by surrounding and activating skin stem cells.

Less exercise led to fragile bones

Lack of physical activity has resulted in fragile bones among modern races compared to early human species, researchers have found.

A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian
A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian

If you think that only humans are turning vegetarian, here is a new study that has found certain carnivorous plants are also becoming vegetarians.

Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Who got the colour vision first, humans or chimpanzees? According to biologists from Georgia-based Emory University, humans actually got the ability to see colours from gorillas and chimpanzees in the evolution process.

This protein may help regulate fat levels in humans

A new study has revealed that the protein, which regulates protein production, can also control fat levels.

Humans may have mastered using fire 350,000 years ago

A new study has shed light on an Israeli cave that has given few hints about when humans mastered fire.

Flu vaccines boost immunity against many strains

Researchers have found that seasonal flu vaccines protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types.

Leopards change activity patterns in response to tigers and humans
Leopards change activity patterns in response to tigers and humans

A new study has revealed that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans, but in different ways.

Nanowires to combat cell damage, ageing in humans

Nanowires made of vanadia can reduce cell damage in the human body, researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have found.

Google replaces 'annoying' CAPTCHAs with single click feature
Google replaces 'annoying' CAPTCHAs with single click feature

Internet search giant Google is reportedly doing away with the annoying 'CAPTCHA' that forced users to confirm they are humans by typing in barely legible words and numbers.

Unlike humans, monkeys don't assume higher price tag means better quality
Unlike humans, monkeys don't assume higher price tag means better quality

A new study has revealed that unlike humans, monkeys aren't fooled by expensive brands, meaning that they don't buy the premise that higher price tag means better quality.