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How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

While it has long been known that in many parts of Africa, people and a species of wax-eating bird called the greater honeyguide work together to find wild bees' nests, new research has unraveled a novel dimension to this unique human-animal relationship.

Keep larger wine glass at arm's length if you want to drink less!

The findings showed that increasing the size of wine glasses led to nearly 10 per cent increase in wine sales.

New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

The new genetic results support the century-old but widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.

Unhealthy food's presence sways overweight people's choices

Suggesting overweight people to eat healthily may be a futile step as a recent study has found that their brains override rational advice when presented with real food.

New state of matter detected in 2D material

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter in a 2D material, in which electrons - thought to be indivisible building blocks of nature - break into pieces.

Temperature map of super-Earth reveals a world of lava - Watch!

Temperature map of super-Earth reveals a world of lava - Watch!

The map of super-Earth 55 Cancri e was created using temperature data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

The study involved shining a laser on to one part of a 500 nanometre-thick sample of lead-iodide perovskite.

Knowing genetic risk doesn't really help us

Behaviours included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity. Other outcomes analysed were motivation to change behaviour and levels of depression and anxiety.

Being overweight can dampen your memory!

The study found a link between high body mass index (BMI) and poorer performance on a test of 'episodic memory'.

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

A singularity is a point where gravity is so intense that space, time, and the laws of physics, break down.

Glacial erosion increased volcanic eruptions at ice age-end

Glacial erosion increased volcanic eruptions at ice age-end

Over the past million years, the Earth has gone back and forth between ice ages, or glacial periods, and interglacial periods, with each period lasting for roughly 100,000 years.

Another contagious form of cancer discovered

The cancer spreads rapidly throughout the animal's body and the disease usually causes the death of affected animals within months of the appearance of symptoms. 

Millet bridged gap between hunter-gathering and farming

Millet bridged gap between hunter-gathering and farming

The significance of millet is not just in transforming our understanding of our prehistoric past.

Male puberty genetically similar to female timing

Previous work had identified 106 genetic variants that alter puberty timing in females.

Know how hallucinations emerge

The experiment showed a larger performance improvement in people with very early signs of psychosis in comparison to the healthy control group. 

Men with low-quality partners at early death risk!

New fathers please take note! You can learn a lot about good parenting from insects and save yourselves from an early death, especially if you are in the company of a low-quality partner!

Male lizards put their lives at risk to attract mates

Male lizards put their lives at risk to attract mates

The bright colours that male lizards use for sexual signalling to attract females also increase their exposure to preying birds, new research reveals.

Extra screen time associated with poorer grades

Each extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at secondary education examination at age 16.

Kids with ADHD may have bad memory even in adulthood

Adolescents diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers even in adulthood.

Watch: Robot that makes its own babies!

Watch: Robot that makes its own babies!

In a new scientific innovation, the theory of natural selection generalized by Charles Darwin has now been substantiated in robots.