WASHINGTON: Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are also under threat.

Researchers have discovered a new family of legless amphibians, commonly known as caecilians. After DNA analysis of the specimen, scientists have confirmed that it is an entirely new family.

Research in the life sciences in India is growing day by day, with increasing number of private and public sector institutions. Even though the quality of output from these institutions is questionable, the quantum of their infrastructure

Acheulean/Acheulian denotes an archaeological industry of stone tool manufacture associated with early humans during the lower Palaeolithic era across Africa and much of West Asia, South Asia and Europe. The Palaeolithic era is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools discovered and covers roughly 99% of human technological prehistory. It extends from the earliest known use of stone tools, probably by hominins such as Australopithecines, 2.6 million years ago, to the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BP.

Using The ‘Dolly Method’ To Make Customized Human Stems Cells Can Help Fight Major Diseases

The biotechnology industry has had its share of woes, but so far 'patent trolls' have not numbered among them. These companies, which profit by legally enforcing patents they own rather than developing products, may benefit from a 31 August ruling at a US federal court of appeal in Washington DC.

Some claim climate change will destroy our species; now it seems it also helped forge it. The rapid fluctuations in temperature that characterised the global climate between 2 and 3 million years ago coincided with a golden age in human evolution.

Scientists claim to have for the first time created viable artificial sperm using stem cells, a major breakthrough which they say could lead to new treatments for infertile men. A team at Kyoto University in Japan has created the sperm-producing germ cells in a laboratory and transferred them into infertile mice, which after the treatment were able to produce healthy offspring, The Daily Telegraph reported.

UK lays out first framework to govern ethically sensitive research field.



Scientists Are Trying To Enable Humanity’s First Encounter With Alien Life Right Here On Earth