Aug 31, 2011 by Natali Anderson

Six new genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes in South Asians have been identified by a team of international researchers. Writing in the journal...

Aug 31, 2011 by James Freeman

A well-preserved fossil discovered in northeast China provides new information about the earliest ancestors of most of today’s mammal species. According...

Aug 30, 2011 by Sci-News.com

MIT researchers found that there are parts of our brain dedicated to language and only language.  Findings of their research mark a major advance in the...

Aug 30, 2011 by James Freeman

In the course of the ongoing archeological excavations at the Yenikapı Marmaray construction site, Turkey, the world’s best preserved shipwreck, a merchant...

Aug 30, 2011 by Natali Anderson

A clinical trial of a potential Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) drug farmed from genetically modified (GM) tobacco plants has at long last got underway...

Aug 30, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Researchers from Germany, France and the United Kingdom have engineered a material that exhibits a rare and versatile trait in magnetism at room temperature. Writing...

Aug 26, 2011 by Natali Anderson

When a male rat senses the presence of a fetching female rat, a certain region of his brain lights up with neural activity, in anticipation of romance....

Aug 26, 2011 by James Freeman

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck central Virginia on August 23 was a rare event, but not a surprising one. “This is an area where small earthquakes...

Aug 25, 2011 by Sci-News.com

The CLOUD experiment at CERN has been designed to study the effect of cosmic rays on the formation of atmospheric aerosols under controlled laboratory...

Aug 25, 2011 by Sci-News.com

NASA has selected three proposals as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion...

Aug 25, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered that the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 — nicknamed Snow White — is an icy...

Aug 25, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Scientists using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures...

Aug 24, 2011 by Sci-News.com

MIT researchers have shown that activity in a specific part of the brain, known as the parahippocampal cortex, predicts how well people will remember a...

Aug 23, 2011 by James Freeman

Harvard researchers have found that practice of processing food through cooking was likely invented by human’s early ancestors more than 1.9 million...

Aug 22, 2011 by James Freeman

The oldest fossil evidence for early life has been discovered in micrometre-sized pyrite crystals from the Strelley Pool Formation in Western Australia,...

Aug 21, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Our solar system, where planets have a range of sizes and move in near-circular paths, may be rather unusual, according to a German-British team led by...

Aug 18, 2011 by Sci-News.com

A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has shown how to disrupt the ‘coffee ring effect’ — the ring-shaped stain of particles left...

Aug 18, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Facebook and Yahoo have joined forces to test a long-standing theory in sociology that everyone on Earth is connected together in a giant social network. Yahoo’s...

Aug 17, 2011 by James Freeman

Songo Mnara, once a thriving city off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, has been empty and abandoned for many more centuries than it flourished. A...

Aug 17, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Heads of Roscosmos and the European Space Agency discussed future manned mission to Mars at Air Show MAKS-2011, was announced on Wednesday, August 17,2011. ‘Flight...