Tag: humans

Current Era In Geological History Will Be Remembered For Broiler Chickens, Say Experts

Humans breed chickens to eat more and grow faster to be ready for slaughter in a shorter span of time. Scientists revealed in a new study that modern broiler chickens have become the marker of the Anthropocene.

Earth/Environment December 13, 2018

Humans Did Not Evolve From A Single Population In Africa, New Study Claims

A new study suggests that human ancestors were from more than one region in Africa. A team of researchers suggests that homo sapiens were not from just one single population but various others.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Orangutans Have Spent The Past 70,000 Years Adapting To Humans Trying To Kill Them

A new study discovered that humans have greatly influenced orangutans over 70,000 years. This study could teach humans how to save orangutans from extinction.

Animals June 29, 2018

These Genes Might Be Responsible For Our Big Brains, And They’re Only Found In Humans

Why are human brains bigger than those of other species in the animal kingdom? New research suggests a trio of genes could be responsible, and they’re exclusive to humans.

Neuroscience June 2, 2018

Humans Are 0.01 Percent Of Life On Earth, And There Are 7,500 Plants For Each Human

A latest study has discovered that humans make up 0.01 percent of life on Earth, but they have caused the loss of 83 percent of wild animals. There are also 7,500 plants for every one human.

Animals May 21, 2018

Scientists Test The Silurian Hypothesis: Were Humans The First Industrial Civilization On Earth?

Scientists put the Silurian hypothesis to the test, to see if humans were the first major civilization on Earth. Scientists questioned what traces an industrial civilization would leave behind.

Ancient April 18, 2018

Primitive Tools Found In Kenya Shows Evidence Of Early Innovation And Trade

Researchers found that some early human groups likely developed lighter tools and engaged in trade earlier than previously believed. Does this mean that the Middle Stone Age happened earlier?

Ancient March 17, 2018

Oldest Known Cave Art Found To Be Of Neanderthal Origin, Shows Symbolic Behavior

Were Neanderthals really just the brutish cousins of early modern humans? A new study shows they might have been into art and symbolic behavior as well.

Ancient February 23, 2018

Spiders Could Eat Every Person On Earth In Under A Year And Still Crave More

Since spiders were documented to munch on up to 800 million tons of prey each year, the entire human population on Earth, weighed at 300 million tons, would only be a snack for the hungry arachnids.

Animals March 29, 2017

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Your Altruism May Be A Result Of Guilt: Study

Perhaps you find it easy to give to others without expecting anything in return, basking in the 'warm glow' that selfless acts of kindness give. However, a new study suggests such acts of altruism may actually be driven by guilt.

Neuroscience February 19, 2017

Chimpanzees Also Refer To Butts To Recognize Each Other

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees are good at recognizing each other from buttocks unlike humans who identify faces. From the inversion test taken on a touchscreen, it was found that chimpanzees are faster in identifying buttocks with the same inversion effect as humans

Animals December 6, 2016

Large Fleet Of UFOs Leaving The Moon? Aliens May Be Protecting The Moon From Humans, Says Veteran Alien Hunter

The recent supermoon showed numerous blob-like objects moving away from the moon, trggering speculation that they are UFOs manned by aliens who are protecting their lunar base from humans.

Space November 23, 2016

Mating With Neanderthals And Denisovans Helped Ancient Humans Survive Outside Africa

Modern humans owe several of their strengths such as immunity and skin color to the ancestors’ interbreeding with other human forms such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. This was revealed in a new study.

Ancient November 12, 2016

Bacteria In Our Gut Have Existed Even Before We Became Humans

Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.

Feature | Science July 22, 2016

Humans And Wild Birds Strike A Deal To Hunt For Honey And Wax

A bird species in Africa known as honeyguides have been known to attract human honey-hunters through a special call. Now, a new study revealed that the relationship between humans and honeyguides is fostered by a two-way communication.

Animals July 22, 2016

Why Do Monkeys Become More Selective With Friends As They Age, Just Like Humans?

As humans grow older, they become more selective in how they spend their time. New research suggests that the same behavior occurs in monkeys. The question is: why?

Animals June 24, 2016

Elon Musk Thinks Humans Are Probably 'Sims'-Like Characters In Another Civilization's Video Game

Are humans a computer simulation, or mere players in a 'Sims' video game-like environment? Are they the product of far more advance civilizations? Elon Musk weighed in on the matter at the recent Recode Code Conference.

Life & Style June 3, 2016

Humans Better Than AI At Solving Quantum Computing Problems

Humans are still better than AI when it comes to quantum computing, a new study has found. While computers may possess advanced features, they lack an essential thing humans have: intuition.

Energy April 16, 2016

South America's Prehistoric Settlers Spread Like 'Invasive Species'

Ancient settlers in South America have spread like invasive species. The population surged dramatically but crashed after they have depleted the area's natural resources.

Animals April 8, 2016

This Is How Genes Influence The Aging Process

A certain hormone essential to the aging process is apparently controlled by genetics, a new study has revealed. The findings can help scientists find out if the hormone can be used to prevent disease.

Life February 21, 2016

Shark Teeth May Pave Way For Humans To Regenerate Their Teeth

Sharks possess a particular mechanism that allows them to regenerate their teeth rapidly, a new study revealed. The finding may pave the way for human teeth to regenerate quickly as well.

February 15, 2016

How AMC's 'Humans' Breaks The Sci-Fi Mold: A Look Ahead To The Season Finale

AMC's 'Humans' might feature AI, a common science fiction staple, but the series shows AI from a unique perspective, one we haven't really seen before. Here's how the AI on 'Humans' is different.

Movies/TV Shows August 15, 2015

Humans Could Be Next To Go if Destruction Of Plant Life Continues Unabated: Study

Unless humans do something about the diminishing supply of plant life on the planet, our survival and quality of living may be placed at risk as well, researchers warn.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2015

Interview: Tom Goodman-Hill And Katherine Parkinson Of 'Humans' Discuss AI And Life With Technology

AMC's 'Humans' tackles issues dealing with artificial intelligence and humanity. In this interview, stars Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill discuss what it's like stepping into their sci-fi, but very real, roles on the series.

Movies/TV Shows July 1, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About AMC's 'Humans'

AMC's new science fiction series 'Humans' premieres over the weekend, but do you know anything about this show about artificial intelligence? Here's everything you need to know before watching it.

Movies/TV Shows June 27, 2015

Study Shows Dolphins Have Intricate Social Relationships Just Like Humans

Dolphins have complex and dynamic social networking patterns similar to humans. The habitat of dolphins also influences the social pattern of the marine creatures.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2015

ARHGAP11B Gene Makes Human Brain Bigger: Here Are Other Studies That Show Differences Between Us And Primates

The ARHGAP11B gene makes the human brain bigger than the monkey's. It may also be responsible for humans being more intelligent than other creatures. Other studies likewise show what makes the human brain unique.

February 28, 2015

Evolution of Human Language Linked to Tool-Making

Human language may have developed as a way to share and pass along tool-making skills, study suggests. Participants in tool-making experiments showed the importance of language in teaching the necessary skill vital to human evolution and progress.

January 13, 2015

What Happens When a Mouse's Brain Cells Are Replaced With Human's?

Putting human brain cells into the brains of mice makes them smarter, researchers find. Not human, they emphasize; they just have smarter "mouse thoughts."

Life December 3, 2014

Scientists Compare Mouse and Human Genomes: Do Results Validate Use of Mice as Research Model?

Research comparison shows mice and humans have enough in common genetically to make the rodents good human models in medical research. Much genetic activity found in mice is similar to what happens in humans, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014

Wonder Why You Attract Mosquitoes? Here's Why

A gene in mosquitoes attracts them to bite humans. Thousands of years ago, mosquitoes preferred furry and hairy animals to humans.

Earth/Environment November 13, 2014

Anthropocene: Post-Holocene epoch so affected by humans we should name it after ourselves?

Are humans affecting the environment enough to warrant naming a new geological epoch? One group studying the question may recommend just such a change.

Earth/Environment October 17, 2014

Anthropocene: Scientists coin a new term for the age of humans

We all know that human existence has had a profound effect on the earth. Now some scientists want to acknowledge that by giving the era of humanity a new name.

Geek October 16, 2014

Cerebellum evolved at amazing speed: Did it make us human?

The human cerebellum may be the thing that marked our evolution from monkeys, not the neocortex as previously thought. A new study shows that the human cerebellum grows at a much faster rate than that of a monkey's cerebellum.

Animals October 3, 2014

Chimpanzees are inherently violent. Don't blame the humans: Study

Chimpanzees are violent and kill their own kind not as a consequence of human influence but because it is their natural behavior, study finds. Researchers said findings could shed light on man's own inclination for violence and warfare.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2014

What do we have in common with worms and flies? Our genomes

Genetic studies of fruit flies and roundworms could yield insights into human disease, researchers say. Despite being dissimilar species, there are similarities in genomes, they say.

Animals August 28, 2014

Neanderthals and humans co-existed for a longer time than we thought

Neanderthals were not driven to extinction by modern humans but rather absorbed into them, study suggests. The two groups lived together in Europe for longer than previously believed.

Animals August 20, 2014

Elephants have best sense of smell of all mammals

Elephants are twice as good as dogs at determining smells. There is something in that long trunk after all!

Animals July 22, 2014

Cat to human TB transmission: Should you really be worried?

Love your cats too much? That's okay but you may catch this disease if you aren't too careful as well.

March 29, 2014

Barking up the right tree: Dogs and humans use same brain area to process sounds

Brain scans of both humans and dogs reveal that we process vocal sounds in the same way - whether it's talking, giggling, or barking. Based on the results of the study, the voice processing areas in dog brains appear to be located in the same region as the voice processing area in human brains, and results suggest that the vocal processing center evolved just once, over 100 million years ago, when humans and canines are last believed to have shared an ancestor.

Life February 20, 2014

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