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.

Severity of prostate cancer undermined in half of tests

Scientists have revealed that prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of the cases.

Climate change linked to Indus civilization decline 4,100 years ago

A new study has suggested that climate change may have contributed to the decline of a city-dwelling civilization in Pakistan and India 4,100 years ago.

Smart holograms that detect and monitor diseases developed

Researchers have created `smart` holograms that can detect diseases and monitor health conditions by changing colour in the presence of disease indicators in a person`s breath or bodily fluids.

11,000 years ago, a dog transferred cancer that haunts canines

The world`s oldest surviving cancer has been traced to an ancient dog who mated and transferred the cancerous cells to another dog before dying 11,000-year ago.

Scientists `print` new eye cells to treat blindness

In a breakthrough, Cambridge scientists have for the first time printed new eye cells, using inkjet printing technology, that could be used to treat sight loss.

Activity levels may decrease after retirement: Study

People may not be as active as they once were after they retire, according to a new UK study.

Modafinil can help fight depression: Study

British researchers have claimed Wednesday that taking Modafinil reduces the severity of depression more effectively than taking anti-depressants alone.

How flu evolves to escape immunity

Researchers have discovered a new way to improve future flu vaccines after finding that seasonal flu is able to escape immunity from vaccines with as little as a single amino acid substitution.

Double virus risk seen with African bat

A large fruit bat that ranges over most of sub-Saharan Africa carries two animal viruses that pose a potential infection risk for humans, scientists said Tuesday.

Skin colour variation in Indians linked to genetic diversity

An international team of scientists took skin colour measurements from local residents in India to quantify the range and extent of variation in skin pigmentation phenotype and found that one of the important pigmentation genes, SLC24A5, plays a key role in skin pigmentation variation among South Asians.

Patients in `vegetative state` not just aware, but also pay attention

A patient in a seemingly "vegetative state," and unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness, which was not detected before, a new study has revealed.