Category: Science

Brain anatomy different even among identical twins: Study

London: Due to a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences, no two people, including twins, share the same…

Did ancient Romans whale the Mediterranean?

Paris: Ancient Roman hunters may have precipitated the disappearance of grey and right whales from the Mediterranean, a study said…

Less snow leaves weasels exposed to predators: scientists

Paris: Fluffy white weasels that once frolicked in snowy fields unnoticed now have a target on their back thanks to…

Rising carbon dioxide levels pose threat to monarch butterflies

Washington: A new study revealed that mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide minimise the medicinal properties of milkweed plants, thus…

Animals still a draw, despite shrinking crowds, says Chinese circus

Dongguan: A crowd of just 10 people watched the endangered Siberian tiger roar on command on his hind legs and…

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Paris: The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial…

Sterilised mosquito trial slashes dengue-spreading population

Sydney: More than 80 percent of a dengue fever-spreading mosquito has been wiped out in an Australian town during a…

Russian cargo ship set for quick delivery of supplies to ISS

Washington: In a demonstration of expedited capability, a Russian cargo ship is readying itself to deliver supplies to the International…

China launches two satellites for Pakistan

Beijing: China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket on Monday. The PRSS-1 is China's first optical…

Electricity potential answer to the mystery of ‘flying’ spiders

Washington:The phenomenon of "flying" spiders gliding into the air and traveling like balloons for hundreds of miles (kilometers) has a…

NASA funding project to turn asteroids into spaceships: Report

Washington: NASA has recently announced it would give funds to a California-based 3D printing company for finding ways to turn…

Ancient DNA reveals origins of Southeast Asia’s prehistory

London: Analysis of ancient DNA extracted from 8,000 year-old skeletons have solved the origins of human occupation of Southeast Asia…

Dogs arrived from Siberia, left cancerous tumour behind: Study

New York: While dogs have been man's best friend for more than 10,000 years, a study of their remains found…

NASA prepares to extract data as Kepler runs ‘very low’ on fuel

Washington: Scientists at NASA are preparing to download the latest bit of data stored in its plant-hunting Kepler space telescope…

Fragment of surprise asteroid that hit Earth recovered in Botswana

London: An international team of scientists has recovered in Botswana a fragment of an asteroid that was detected in space…

India should join the race for space benefits: ISRO

Bengaluru: With several private players entering human space exploration in other countries, India must join the race for space benefits,…

China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

Beijing: China is working on a super-powerful rocket that would be capable of delivering heavier payloads into low orbit than…

NASA solar probe gets ‘revolutionary’ heat shield

San Francisco: Ahead of its August launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe -- the mission aiming to get closest to the…

Hominins walked like modern humans, climbed like apes: Study

New York: Our early hominin ancestors, including their toddlers, could stand on two feet and walk upright, but also had…

Cosmic crash with dwarf galaxy reshaped Milky Way: Study

New York: A dramatic head-on collision with a dwarf galaxy, dubbed the "Gaia Sausage" galaxy, about 10 billion years ago…