What disrupts brain in psychiatric disorder

Researchers have identified how over-activation of certain brain chemical receptors trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

Squid-inspired material can provide camouflage at flip of a switch

Researchers have created a thin, skin-like material that can change color and patterns like squids.

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'
Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Indian-origin researcher develops soap bubbles that deliver information

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have created a multi-sensory technology called SensaBubble that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or release a scent when they are burst.

Subglacial trench deeper than the Grand Canyon discovered in Antarctica

A trench deeper than the Grand Canyon has been discovered beneath several kilometres of Antarctic ice by a group of scientists from the United Kingdom.

Ancient Egyptians prepared expensive meat mummies for afterlife

Ancient Egyptians not only mummified their dead, they also mummified cuts of meat for the deceased to enjoy in the afterlife.

Why parents don`t approve of daughter`s partner decoded

Scientists believe they have discovered why parents rarely think their daughter`s partner is good enough for her - and it is all down to evolution!

Melting glaciers likely to have `minor` role in future sea-level rise

A new study has suggested that melt-water that trickles down through the ice is likely to have a minor role in sea-level rise compared with other effects like iceberg production and surface melt.

Now, humanoid robot that sees and maps in 3D

Researchers have developed one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world that maps reference relative to its surroundings and is able to "remember" where it has been before.

How the dinosaur started walking on its two legs

A new study has looked into how the dinosaur went from being a four legged creature to a two legged animal.

Puzzle of how heart regulates its beat solved

A long-withstanding puzzle as to how the heart regulates its beat appears to have been solved, paving way for better understanding of heart failure.

Rare fossils give insight into dinosaur brain development

A new analysis of differently-aged brain fossils from the same species of dinosaur has revealed new insights into how the organ developed in the 150-million-year old creatures.

Brain`s `molecular memory switch` identified

Scientists have identified a key molecule responsible for triggering the chemical processes in the brain linked to formation of memories.

Noisy ships are harming crabs

The noise made by ships is producing an ecological side-effect which impacts crabs with the largest specimens being hardest hit, a new study has found.

How dinosaurs got world`s longest necks

Hollow neck bones made it possible for the largest of all dinosaurs to evolve necks longer than any other creature that has ever lived, researchers have suggested.

People who don`t stink still use deodorant: Study

More than 75 per cent of people with a particular version of a gene don`t produce under-arm odour but use deodorant anyway, a new UK study has found.

Most effective treatment for common kidney disorder found

The results of a pioneering UK-wide clinical trial that compared treatments for patients with a common type of kidney disease has found one to be significantly more effective.

Humans started making cheese more than 7,000 years: Study

The art of cheese-making dates back at least 7,000 years to Poland, archaeologists have concluded after finding traces of an ancient vintage.

`Bush cricket can give us superhuman hearing`

A newly discovered hearing organ in bush crickets` ears could hold clue to superhuman hearing, researchers claim.

Technology demystifies eating habits of dinosaurs

The Diplodocus is a sauropod from the Jurassic Period and one of the longest animals to have lived on Earth.