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.

Genetic mutation allowed humans to digest alcohol
Genetic mutation allowed humans to digest alcohol

Human ancestors began evolving the ability to digest alcohol about 10 million years ago, researchers say.

Computer that understands science better than humans

A computer developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) has proved that it is better than scientists at extracting data from scientific publications and placing it in a database amongst thousands of other results.

Ancient tooth provides first evidence of milk consumption

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of milk consumption by humans preserved in a mineralised form of dental plaque from ancient times.

Ancient tooth reveals first evidence of milk consumption
Ancient tooth reveals first evidence of milk consumption

An international team of researchers has discovered the first evidence of milk consumption preserved in dental plaque of humans in Europe and western Asia.

Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys
Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys

The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys, researchers have found.

How humans colonised the Tibetan plateau

After several failed attempts to negotiate the tough terrain of the Tibetan plateau, farming cold-tolerant barley helped humans adapt to year-round living at higher altitudes some 3,600 years ago, says a new research.

The future awaits the rise of affectionate robots
The future awaits the rise of affectionate robots

 A new study into a robot named "Pepper", who has been hailed as an emotionally responsive humanoid robot, can help scientists build more affectionate robots.

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Archaeological site from Peking Man era unearthed in NE China

Chinese archaeologists claim to have discovered another important site of human activity in North East China dating back 300,000 to 500,000 years, roughly contemporary with Peking Man.

How mosquitoes acquired taste for human blood
How mosquitoes acquired taste for human blood

A new study has revealed that body scent first attracted mosquitoes to acquire the taste for human blood.

A virus that could affect brain's activities

People with algae virus in their throats had more difficulty completing a mental exercise than healthy people, and more research is needed to understand why, US scientists say.