ARTICLES RELATING TO RESEARCH

Gene mutation explains why dogs work for treats

2016-05-03 21:57

Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to make certain dogs, like Labrador retrievers, extra motivated by food and treats and also more likely to be obese.

Mind-controlled drones race to the future

2016-04-22 19:52

Mind-controlled drones are racing into the future at the University of Florida, pushing the edge of what's possible with brain-wave technology.

Germs, not true love, make humans mate for life - study

2016-04-13 10:35

Why did humans become monogamous, apparently rejecting the promiscuity that is natural to most animals?

Scientists bemoan SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas

2016-04-05 10:22

While SeaWorld's decision to end its orca breeding programme has delighted animal rights activists, it has disappointed many marine scientists.

Cave bacteria could control superbugs

2016-03-29 22:42

Scientists are searching underground in Canada's Rocky Mountains for alternatives to cure infectious bacteria.

Moon's 'wandering poles' shifted long ago - study

2016-03-24 09:22

Telltale patches of water ice on opposite ends of the Moon reveal that Earth's orbiting companion once spun on a different axis, according to a study.

Scientists discover surfing spider called Brian

2016-03-10 18:10

Scientists in Australia say they have discovered a large spider that can surf, swim and catch fish.

Russian explorers claim world-record dive into icy waters

2016-03-07 22:37

The Russian Geographical Society says two of its explorers have achieved a frigid world record with the deepest dive below ice

Zika can trigger severe neurological disorder - Study

2016-03-01 10:00

Scientists say they had confirmed that the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and blamed for severe birth defects can also trigger a dangerous neurological disorder.

The vaginal ring that could cut HIV contraction

2016-02-23 10:13

A monthly vaginal ring that contains an anti-retroviral drug has been shown to cut the risk of HIV infection in women by nearly one-third, according to two international studies.

 

Live chick shredding end sought

2016-04-26 12:50

In a basement of Dresden University, German scientists are busy refining a technique that could save millions of fluffy chicks from being shredded to death moments after they hatch.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

2016-04-20 21:05

Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented at a science conference in Vienna.

Antarctica: International relations in a cold climate

2016-04-06 20:59

Winter is coming, and like many scientists posted in Antarctica, Bogdan Gavrylyuk is looking forward to going home.

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, study finds

2016-03-30 07:19

Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study.

Scientists create smallest ever viable genome

2016-03-25 18:03

American scientists have created in a lab the smallest viable genome existing in nature with just enough essential genes for an organism to function and reproduce on its own, in a major step toward unlocking the mysteries of how life is created.

Alzheimer's 'lost' memories may be recoverable - Study

2016-03-17 14:38

Sufferers of Alzheimer's disease may not have 'lost' their memories, but could simply have difficulty accessing them, researchers say as they unveiled a possible treatment that could one day offer a cure to the ravages of dementia.

Antarctic blue whales belong to 3 populations - Study

2016-03-09 08:44

Antarctic blue whales, the largest creatures on the planet, likely belong to three populations that feed alongside each other but breed in separate oceans, according to Australian-led research published Wednesday.

Gene holds key to grey hair

2016-03-01 21:57

Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, after scientists discovered a gene that makes hair lose its lustre.

No aping: study finds toddlers can invent tools

2016-02-24 22:00

Toddlers can figure out how to make and use simple tools without being taught a new study suggests.

DNA rice breakthrough raises 'green revolution' hopes

2016-02-15 08:30

Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second "green revolution".

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