Brain signals turn into drone commands in Lisbon presentation
Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA
The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of evolution, imparting us with unique capabilities to use abstract language and do complex math. But how did the human brain get larger ...
Study identifies two biomarkers for lack of sleep
Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal
A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organized structures during digestion in the body.
Cell manipulation could lead to the better treatment of disease
A new laboratory tool which will allow scientists to build and move microscopic cells could lead to the development of better treatments for disease.
Bumblebees make false memories too
It's well known that our human memory can fail us. People can be forgetful, and they can sometimes also "remember" things incorrectly, with devastating consequences in the classroom, courtroom, and other ...
Drilling ancient African lakes sheds light on human evolution
How was human evolution and migration influenced by past changes in climate?
Disappearing lakes stoke megafauna debate
New research into central Australia's ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent's megafauna.
Image: Human endothelial cells experiment bound for ISS
Components of human endothelial cells stained for identification. In red is the 'actin' protein that allows the cells to move, adhere, divide and react to stimuli. In blue are the cell nuclei containing DNA.
Removing the communication barrier between humans and computers
The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day ...
Ancient and modern cities aren't so different
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the ...
Focusing on the success of others can make us selfish
It is believed that the success of humans as a species depends to a large extent on our ability to cooperate in groups. Much more so than any other ape (or mammal for that matter), people are able to work ...