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Consider the Fruit Fly

Modern genetics would not be possible without the humble fruit fly.<p>In college, I worked briefly in a fruit-fly lab, where I spent most of my time just keeping different fly strains alive. It was not difficult—as anyone with a fruit-fly infestation can tell you—but the repetitive work imprinted …

Biology

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Somebody invented a ferrofluid lava lamp, and it’s even cooler than it sounds

Regular lava lamps haven’t been unironically cool in decades, but technologists keep finding new and exciting ways to update them for the 21st …

SpaceX's Best Hope for Sending People to Mars Will Launch This Week

At approximately 1:30 pm ET on Tuesday February 6th, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is set to embark on its long-anticipated debut flight. Capable of …

Space Travel

Tennessee mother and daughter among first humans to be infected by rat virus

Tennessee and 10 other states are home to the first known cases of humans infected by a rat virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on Saturday.<p>The tomb is thought to be that of a priestess named Hetpet, Mostafa Waziri, the secretary …

Archaeology

Origin of life to be known soon? Scientists possibly find 'missing link' to understand how life started

Study senior author Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy said: "It reminds me of the fairy godmother in Cinderella, who waves a wand and poof, poof, poof, …

Is human head transplantation possible? Italian surgeon claims he's achieved it

The medical community, however, strongly criticised the neurosurgeon and accused his work as morally wrong.<p>An Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero …

Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Another prehistoric fossil found in India; Is it a T-Rex?

A mysterious fossil has been found in India's northern region Uttarakhand, which looks like a prehistoric creature. No, it is neither a movie …

Mind control chips: US military tests AI brain implants on humans that can change someone's mood - IBTimes India

The so-called mind control chips can give researchers access to a person's inner feelings in real time.<p>The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research …

Sponge is the ancestor of all animals, reveals a recent study - IBTimes India

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain - IBTimes India

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

Discovery of strange Antarctic air-eating bacteria can change the way we search for alien life - IBTimes India

Strange Antarctic bacteria that live on air can be key in the search for alien life on other planets.<p>Despite our search for extraterrestrial life for …

Alien-hunting announcement: NASA to reveal latest discovery this week; where to watch it live online

NASA will hold a press conference on Thursday to make an announcement about its latest discovery.<p>NASA has called for a press conference on December …

Excitonium exists: Scientists discover mysterious new form of matter theorised half a century ago - IBTimes India

The discovery of a new form of matter called "excitonium" can help scientists better understand the weird world of quantum mechanics.<p>In a …

DNA sequencing of Tasmanian tiger could help scientists clone the animal and bring it back from the dead - IBTimes India

The DNA sequencing of the Tasmanian tiger was done based on a 106-year-old genome of a pup preserved in a jar.<p>In what is claimed to be one of the …

Best pictures from the space

One of the last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance as captured by the spacecraft Cassini.<br>Photo-Reuters<p>he Diamond Ring effect is seen …

Astronomy

How Indian Space Agency ISRO Had a Record-Breaking 2017

Over the years, India’s space research and exploration ventures have catapulted exponentially.<p>Well, we might not have the best technology in the …

Space Exploration

Evidence of Martian Life Is Likely Under the Crust, Say Scientists

It's time to dig a little deeper.<p>While the United States government tries to figure out whether alien life is out there zooming around on UFOs, …

Earth Science