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.

Diabetes, heart disease together cause early death: Study

People suffering from both diabetes and heart disease are at a greater early death risk than people with just one condition or no disease, a study said.

Women's face goes reddish during ovulation

Revealing why men find women's face more attractive when they are ovulating, an interesting research reveals that redness increases in the faces of females during the peak fertility period but human eyes cannot pick up on it.

Shape of Hallucigenia discovered: Study

In a first, the head of an ancient worm Hallucigenia, a species that baffled scientists for decades because of its complex shape, has been found after painstaking research.

Ebola sequencing data released to global scientific community

A team of British scientists has finished sequencing the genome of the Ebola virus and made the data set freely available online to the global scientific community, the University of Cambridge has announced.

Singapore PM praised after sharing Sudoku-solver code

 Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has revealed his computer programming skills after sharing on Facebook a Sudoku puzzle-solver code he wrote.

Sleeping more than 8 hours linked with greater risk of stroke

A new research has indicated that sleeping over 8 hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke.

'Robot scientist' can discover new drugs faster

An artificially-intelligent "robot scientist" could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers from University of Cambridge.

How practice actually makes people perfect

A new study has shed lights on how tasks are learned and has shown that one can learn two different skills at once or learn a single skill faster.

Greenland Ice Sheet more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

Greenland Ice Sheet more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

A new study has revealed that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested.

University of Cambridge VC to visit India this month

Seeking to reinforce ties between the University of Cambridge and India, the varsity's Vice Chancellor is set to visit the country this month.