Science

Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger brain: Study

Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger...

March 28

PARIS — Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers said Monday (March 28), with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: Fruit.

Construction crew in China unearths tomb with 500-year-old mummies

Construction crew in China unearths...

March 28

HONG KONG — Anthropologists in central China are carefully preserving the mummies of a couple accidentally found in a tomb that is believed to date back some 500 years, mainland...

Breakthrough in H7N9 study a boost for bird flu drug research

Breakthrough in H7N9 study a boost...

March 22

HONG KONG — A team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong has cracked the mystery behind how the deadly H7N9 virus has attained a higher ability to infect humans while...

Science unravels spiders’ monstrous food web

Science unravels spiders’ monstrous...

March 15

PARIS — The world’s spiders eat 400-800 million tonnes of insects every year — as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said on Tuesday (March 14).

Short, white men more likely to go bald: Study

Short, white men more likely to go...

March 10

PARIS — If you’re of European descent and short, you have to add the enhanced risk of premature balding to the list of illnesses and other indignities already faced by such men,...

California fault could cause 7.4 magnitude quake: Study

California fault could cause 7.4...

March 08

SAN DIEGO — An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most densely...