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  • Humans co-existed with human-like species 300,000-yrs ago

    Scientists unveil the first evidence that early humans co-existed in Africa 300,000 years ago with a small-brained human-like species thought to already be extinct on the continent at that time.

  • CERN launches key new accelerator

    Europe's top physics lab CERN launches its newest particle accelerator, billed as a key step towards future experiments that could unlock the universe's greatest mysteries.

  • Narcissism and social networking

    Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows.

  • New robotic drill performs skull surgery 50 times faster

    Researchers from the University of Utah create an automated machine that can do a complicated cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures.

  • March for Science,

    Thousands join March for Science

    Thousands of people join a global March for Science with Washington the epicentre of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.

  • Dino ancestors looked like crocodiles: Study

    Fossils discovered in Tanzania in the 1930s have helped identify a "missing link" in dinosaur evolution that reveals their ancestors had long necks, walked on four legs and looked like crocodiles.

  • Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

    Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.

  • space-mangoes

    Chinese scientists breed world's first 'space mangoes'

    The embryonic cells of the mango brought back by manned spacecraft Shenzhou XI last November after the 33-day space mission have now grown new tissues at a lab in South China's Hainan province.

  • Hoard of coins extracted from sea turtle

    Thai veterinarians remove 915 coins from a 25-year-old sea turtle which had been swallowing items thrown into her pool for good luck, eventually limiting her ability to swim.

  • Fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

    The oldest fossils ever found are "direct evidence" of life on Earth 3.8 to 4.3 billion years ago when our planet was still in its infancy, researchers report.

  • ‘India may meet its energy need from Moon by 2030’

    India may look forward to meeting its energy demand by using helium found in the moon.

  • New Zealand part of sunken 'lost continent'

    New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown continent -- mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific -- that should be recognised with the name Zealandia, scientists say.

  • NASA inks deal with Boeing for extra rides for astronauts

    NASA will pay Boeing Co up to $373.5 million for rides to fly up to five astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz capsules, the US space agency said on Tuesday.

  • Genetically modified Salmonella bacteria

    Scientists turn food poisoning microbe into powerful cancer fighter

    Scientists modify Salmonella bacteria to trigger a particularly powerful immune response against human cancer cells implanted in mice, shrinking the tumors and—for the first time—preventing them from metastasizing.

  • 3D representation of Vasalgel blocking sperm

    Gel alternative to vasectomy 100% effective in monkeys

    A gel squirted into the sperm ducts of monkeys has been effective at preventing pregnancy, says a study which offers hope of a solution for men reluctant to go under the knife for family planning.

  • New organ

    New organ discovered inside human belly

    Irish researchers confirm that the mesentery — a fold of membrane that connects the intestine to the abdomen — is its own continuous organ, and not a series of fragmented parts like experts had previously thought, reports Yahoo News.

  • 2016: The good things in science, environment

    Wars, Trump, celebrity deaths and natural disasters and the coming of age of 90s kids all have lent to 2016’s overall gloom. This year has not been kind to many people and has left a lingering bitter taste in our mouths. However, 2016 was not all bad and to make remembering this year a little less cringe worthy, we have rounded up all the best developments in science, technology and environment:

  • Fossil shows pregnant sea monster with developing embryo

    An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs with its developing embryo, indicating this creature gave birth to live babies rather than laying eggs.

  • Your oldest ancestor was really weird

    Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty. Scientists on Monday said a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path that eventually led to humans. It was a weird-looking beastie with a bag-like body and, for its size, a really big mouth.

  • Nasa's Mars rover finds new clues about life on the Red Planet

    Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity finds evidence of ancient lakes and wet underground environments on the Red Planet that changed billions of years ago.

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    Puffer: Not just a fish

    If you have never tried this swollen but decent looking fish yet, probably you are lucky enough and would better stay away from it!

  • UK first country to legally offer 'three-parent' gene therapy

    Britain's fertility regulator gives the green light for the country to become the first in the world to legally offer "three-parent baby" fertility treatments.

  • Google celebrates birthday of J C Bose

    Google is celebrating the 158th birthday of Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, one of the fathers of radio science, with a doodle which shows him sitting in his laboratory.

  • Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed last month,a sensor failure,European Space Agency,ESA, error stemmed from a momentary glitch

    Navigation system failure cited in crash of European Mars lander

    Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed last month after a sensor failure caused it to cast away its parachute and turn off braking thrusters more than two miles (3.7 km) above the surface of the planet, as if it had already landed, a report says.

  • Huge underground deposit of ice found on Mars

    A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior of French, a new study reveals.

  • Human ancestor 'Lucy' adept at tree climbing as well as walking

    Scientists using sophisticated scanning technology on the fossil bones of the ancient human ancestor from Ethiopia dubbed "Lucy" have determined that she was adept at climbing trees as well as walking, an ability that in her case may have proven fatal.

  • Underground ocean found on Pluto, likely slushy with ice

    Scientists have found evidence that tiny, distant Pluto harbors a hidden ocean beneath the frozen surface of its heart-shaped central plain containing as much water as all of Earth's seas.

  • Wireless implant allows paralysed monkeys to walk again

    Scientists have successfully restored walking movement in paralysed legs of primates, by implanting a wireless brain sensor to stimulate nerves in the spine responsible for locomotion.

  • southern China, bird-like dinosaur, destruction, 'Mud Dragon' fossil

    Dinosaurs thrived on eve of destruction

    In a humid, tropical jungle in southern China eons ago, a remarkably bird-like dinosaur with wing-like arms, a toothless beak and a dome-shaped crest atop its head becomes trapped in mud, struggles in vain to escape and dies.

  • Vegetarians don’t have better heart health than meat-eaters: Study

    A recent American study concludes that cutting out meat does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in the next decade.

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