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Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space, dies at 85

NASA and the European Space Agency both praised the pioneering cosmonaut.

12 Oct 2019 12:30 PM

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Little is known about the Denisovans, who were ancient relatives of the more familiar Neanderthals and our own species.

20 Sep 2019 8:58 AM

Time to embrace AI: Machines for humans not vs humans

AI can change the face of the banking sector while reducing costs, increasing employees’ efficiency and more.

30 Apr 2019 3:17 PM

CRISPR twins may be the first humans with ‘accidentally’ enhanced brains

CRISPR remains a controversial use of science and technology regarded by the critics as ‘irresponsible.’

24 Feb 2019 12:04 PM

Toxic wasp venom could help protect humans against superbugs

Scientists studied the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp.

08 Dec 2018 11:42 AM


Dinosaurs more calorie-conscious than humans

The large body size of sauropods at that time would suggest they needed huge quantities of energy to sustain them.

18 Jul 2018 4:02 PM

World's first ever colour X-ray performed on a human

The new device incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider, which discovered the Higgs Boson.

14 Jul 2018 4:31 PM

We may be hardwired to appreciate poetry: study

Researchers analysed whether we can appreciate the musical sound of poetry independent of its literary meaning.

10 Jul 2018 5:01 PM

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

Visitors can put together a puzzle that was used as an intelligence test.

08 Jul 2018 4:15 PM

Mystic Mantra: The price of human progress

Life is full of agonising trials and we feel so lonely and alienated because no one belongs to any one.

05 Jul 2018 6:32 AM


Horses can read human facial expressions

Studies show horses possess high communication capabilities and can read emotions of peers through facial expressions and contact calls.

22 Jun 2018 8:45 AM

Scientists discover oldest human virus in ancient skeleton

Find out how the find could be beneficial for the future.

10 May 2018 1:48 PM

Hanger a genuine human emotion, say scientists

According to a scientist, “hanger” is in fact a real emotion that is triggered by our body’s physical response to craving food.

07 May 2018 10:39 AM

Humans did not come from Earth, claims scientist

According to experts, life spreads like an “interstellar infection” and clusters of planets in the galaxy have alien life forms.

23 Apr 2018 12:39 PM

Some human cancers 'evolutionary accidents', say scientists

Humans are not the only species affected by cancer; in fact, only a few primitive animals are thought to escape the disease.

18 Apr 2018 3:48 PM


Scientists grow first adult-like human heart muscle

The team from Columbia University used stem cells to grow it.

05 Apr 2018 11:32 AM

'Hyper social' tendencies behind smartphone addiction

Turning off notifications and setting up appropriate times to check your phone can go a long way to regain control over your addiction.

08 Mar 2018 1:50 PM

Good skin bacteria may help prevent cancer: study

This unique strain of skin bacteria produces a chemical that kills several types of cancer cells but does not harm normal cells.

04 Mar 2018 2:59 PM

Brothers look to harness artificial intelligence for greater good

The duo launched what is billed as the world’s first nonprofit institute dedicated to putting AI to improving lives of poor.

25 Feb 2018 8:40 PM

'Pillownauts' to help study adverse effects of space travel

A 3-day bed rest study is being carried out at the University of Nottingha.

13 Feb 2018 9:22 AM