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.

Humans, baboons share cumulative culture ability

Baboons are capable of cumulative culture - the ability to build up knowledge over generations - thought to be limited to humans until now, a new study has found.

Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!
Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!

The majority of malaria hospitalisations in Malaysia are now caused by a dangerous and potentially deadly monkey-borne parasite once rarely seen in humans, according to a research by a Malaysia-based Indian scholar.

Mate guarding linked to sperm quality in humans

Men who exhibit 'mate guarding' behaviours, such as staying close to their wives and girlfriends at a party or gifting them jewellery, are more likely to have poorer-quality sperm than males who do not do so, a new study has found.

Stomach hormone triggers alcohol craving: Study

A hormone released by the stomach also has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving, a new study has found.

Global infection outbreaks rising since 1980: Study

The number of outbreaks of infectious diseases and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, says a study co-authored by an Indian-American professor.

Disaster response robots to discern between humans and rubble
Disaster response robots to discern between humans and rubble

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that allows robots to differentiate between humans and debris while carrying out search and rescue operations following a natural disaster.

Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago

Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a man's thigh bone found in Siberia.

Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered
Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered

The highest altitude Ice Age human occupation anywhere in the world - nearly 4,500 metres above sea level (masl) - has now been documented in the Peruvian Andes.

DNA reveals Neanderthals first mated with humans 50,000 years ago

A new study has examined the 45,000-year-old DNA from a Siberian man that has demonstrated that Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago.

Shed extra weight off your waist with 'adenosine'

A new way to shed extra body weight has been found out by scientists.

William Hurt bags lead role in 'Humans'

William Hurt is set to take the lead role in the upcoming TV show 'Humans.'

Robots could wipe out human population like spam, says Elon Musk
Robots could wipe out human population like spam, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk recently said during an event that he thinks robots could wipe humans like spam".

Skin exposure may trigger early peanut allergy in kids

Many children become allergic to peanuts even before they eat them and skin exposure may contribute to the early sensitisation, says a study.