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Russia investigates whether 141 dead seals starved to death

According to the Irkutsk region’s government, the dead seals — most of them pregnant females — started appearing along Lake Baikal.

04 Nov 2017 10:45 AM

Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape

Scientist discovered new species of great ape, orangutan, but it might not be around for too long.

03 Nov 2017 11:28 AM

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

An international team of scientists has discovered a mysterious large hidden cavity within Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

03 Nov 2017 11:04 AM

Ageing is mathematically impossible to beat

One way to do that might be to use competition between cells to eliminate poorly functioning “sluggish” cells linked to ageing.

31 Oct 2017 2:47 PM

Materials matter: Science that impacts society

We though nano electronics would have been the biggest, but now we find its nano medicine or regenerative engineering.

29 Oct 2017 2:13 AM


New AI system can read your mind!

Each type of information is processed in a different brain system - which is how the brain also processes the information for objects.

24 Oct 2017 7:38 PM

Fear of spiders, snakes deeply embedded in us: study

Fear of snakes and spiders is of evolutionary origin. Mechanisms in our brains enable us to identify them and we react to them quickly.

24 Oct 2017 2:10 PM

Earth to witness asteroid swingby over the southern sky on Thursday

The 2012 TC4, measuring at 15 to 30 meters, will miss the blue planet by 42,000kms.

11 Oct 2017 5:56 PM

This robot is a masseuse in a Singapore clinic

The robot can deliver optimum massage after sensing the stiffness of its muscle tissues.

11 Oct 2017 2:31 PM

Mystic Mantra: Meditate for higher consciousness

Science, in its attempt to explore the farthest reaches of space, is looking for answers to the origin of creation.

10 Oct 2017 12:28 AM


New 'body-on-a-chip' for quick drug testing developed

Drug compounds are currently screened in the lab using human cells and then tested in animals.

08 Oct 2017 6:42 PM

People prefer getting bad news without sugar coating: study

Most people prefer directness, candour and very little buffer when receiving such information.

08 Oct 2017 2:39 PM

Protein in tears, egg whites may help generate electricity

The discovery may have wide reaching applications and could lead to further research in the area of energy harvesting.

03 Oct 2017 1:37 PM

Bilingual babies learn languages faster than monolingual babies: Study

Monolinguals showed an additional brain-wave pattern not usually found in native speakers of languages.

02 Oct 2017 2:11 PM

Dirty laundry allows bed bugs to thrive: study

The study found that in the room with increased concentrations of carbon dioxide, bed bugs were likely to initiate host-seeking behaviour.

02 Oct 2017 1:48 PM


Bagels, pretzels, Boo! How to explain science Nobel winners’ complex work

Nobel physics committee has a large staff of social media and web experts making sure the information they provide is comprehensible.

01 Oct 2017 9:46 AM

Here's how you make the perfect pancake, says science

Staple favourite for weekend breakfasts, scientists say two key ingredients that turns pancakes better are lemon juice and melted butter.

27 Sep 2017 12:19 PM

New medical camera sees through the body

The device, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in the UK, detects the sources of light inside the body

04 Sep 2017 5:42 PM

AI to help Twitter detect sarcasm in tweets

New AI system can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans.

09 Aug 2017 8:26 AM