While the rest of the world is worrying about the future robot apocalypse, massive space discoveries and innovations in the fight against global warming, others are constantly exploring the innate nature of man.
One recent interesting find by scientists and archaeologists is the possibility that ancient rats, or marsupials, have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. What makes it more interesting is that the rats, creatures significantly smaller than dinosaurs, may have eaten the said reptiles.
Research shows that humans, among many other creatures, used to have tails, but it has taken more than one evolutionary event to fully get rid of it. The pelvic tailbone may be one of the only clues as to what humans looked like when we had tails.
New technology in medicine and surgery has shown the ability of microscopic brain implants to help people with paralysis in the future. There has been ongoing new research on brain damage and brain implants in the recent years and this new technology is probably one of the most promising yet. Known as the Microcoil, it has the ability to stimulate neurons that can target and control certain cells in the body.
The 20th anniversary of cloning Dolly the sheep has marked two decades of scientific advancement but many cloned embryos still fail to make it to term. Researchers from the U.S. and France studied gene expression in developing clones and they've discovered that majority of losses are due to embryonic death, a failure during the implantation process, or the development of a defective placenta.
A new study revealed that one of the most viral diseases ever to affect humans has evolved far more recently than previously thought.
A group of researchers found that a new way of regulating genes could play an important role in the activity of the whole nervous system.
We may be approaching a time when custom-made humans exist, depending on how current debates on open science goes. The week for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria has opened for quite the heated debate.
A new bacterium found 1,000 feet underground in Lechuguilla Cave located at New Mexico has demonstrated resistance to multiple antibiotics, including the so-called "drugs of last resort" such as daptomycin.
Too much alcohol during adolescence could disrupt the development of certain areas in the brain associated with impulse control and development of substance abuse disorder.
A recent study suggests that nitrogen in billion-year-old rocks could potentially become bio-signature of life on Mars.
Newly discovered protein protects the body from potential inflammation and fat accumulation by binding in the bacteria lurking in the intestine.
The Galápagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) has been revealed play an important role in dispersing seeds and ensuring the survival of indigenous and introduced plants plant species on Fernandina Island.
Researchers has come up with a detection tool based on the novel machine learning approach could identify comprehensive profiles for predicting dementia.