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Researchers identify new drug that may extend women's fertility by 6 years

The team used a microscopic worm, Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans), as they share many of the genes as humans, including longevity genes.

Feb 24, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

Mosquitoes may remember smells of hosts: Study

According to the researchers, hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviour may be abandoned, no matter how sweet they are.

Jan 28, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

The researchers found that models that can better describe the data favour sponges at the root of the animal tree.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

The researchers say the population is highly vulnerable and its habitat is facing further pressure from development.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Man regains consciousness after 15 years, thanks to nerve stimulation

After one month of vagal nerve stimulation, the patient's attention, movements and brain activity significantly improved. 

Sep 26, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

Scientists identify tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Capinatator — whose name translates to grasping swimmer — lived 500 million years ago at a time when creatures started getting bigger and more diverse.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Why pugs, bulldogs have flat faces decoded

All of the animals underwent body scans producing detailed 3D images of their heads.

May 29, 2017, 21:44 PM IST

Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

The scientists analysed data for the last 150 years, and found clear evidence of “changepoints” — points in time after which biological activity clearly increased — in the past half century.

May 20, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

Climate change, overfishing reason behind decline in penguin population

The region has suffered from decades of overfishing and environmental changes, reducing the number of fish.

Feb 13, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal

The similarity to hadrosaurs was immediately clear to the researchers when they opened CT scan files revealing the inner structures of those bones.

Feb 06, 2016, 18:39 PM IST

DNA data uncovers unknown chapter of human history

This is remarkable because the M haplogroup is effectively absent in modern Europeans but is extremely common in modern Asian, Australasian, and Native American populations.

Feb 05, 2016, 17:55 PM IST

Exercise 'sweet spot' for losing weight may exist: Study

People who start exercise programmes to lose weight often see a decline in weight loss (or even a reversal) after a few months.

Jan 31, 2016, 18:56 PM IST

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter

The findings have implications for the carbon cycle, which is particularly important in light of climate change.

Jan 11, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

For pigeons, leadership simply depends on speed

The latest GPS loggers allow the researchers to track not only the birds' overall routes, but also the sub-second time delays with which they react to each other while flying as a flock.

Dec 01, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Relax! No day nap or eight-hour sleep for our ancestors either

One myth dispelled by the results is that in earlier eras people went to bed at sundown. The subjects of the study stayed awake an average of three hours and 20 minutes after sunset.

Oct 16, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Believe it! We are wired for laziness

While you burn calories at the gym or while running in the neighbourhood park, our brain constantly works the opposite, looking for shortest route or choose to sit rather than stand.

Sep 11, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Bears too care about UFOs!

Much like humans, bears too are bothered by unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Aug 14, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Genes decide how many hours you sleep

Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability, new research says.

Jun 19, 2015, 14:02 PM IST