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  • Origins of human teamwork found in chimps Mar 19, 2013 08:06 PM IST

    Origins of human teamwork found in chimps

    Teamwork in humans may have its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives - chimpanzees - a new study has found.

  • Scientists find why morphine increases pain in some people Jan 07, 2013 08:19 PM IST

    Scientists find why morphine increases pain in some people

    Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway by which morphine, a common painkiller, actually increases pain in some individuals.

  • Now, gut microbes can be your genetic fingerprint Dec 10, 2012 08:25 PM IST

    Now, gut microbes can be your genetic fingerprint

    The massive collection of microbial DNA in your intestine is unique, and just like human DNA it varies from person to person, according to a new study.

  • 'Hi tech' projectile weapons made humans dominant species Nov 08, 2012 06:53 PM IST

    'Hi tech' projectile weapons made humans dominant species

    The development of 'high tech' long range weapons 71,000 years ago in Africa gave modern human ancestors the killing edge which helped them to become the dominant species, according to a new study.

  • Human brain's right side hums during wakeful rest: study Oct 22, 2012 06:04 PM IST

    Human brain's right side hums during wakeful rest: study

    Even when you're at rest, your brain's right side hums, a new study has found.

  • Twenty-five primates on brink of extinction, study says Oct 15, 2012 06:02 PM IST

    Twenty-five primates on brink of extinction, study says

    Twenty-five species of humans' closest living relatives - apes, monkeys and lemurs - need urgent protection from extinction, a report by international conservation groups said on Monday.

  • Human activities may be harming desert diversity: study Sep 08, 2012 01:29 PM IST

    Human activities may be harming desert diversity: study

    Human-induced activities may be destabilising desert ecosystems across the world, a new study has claimed.

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