The use of rare and endangered species in science laboratories at most schools will henceforth be prohibited.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all affiliated schools to discontinue the use of rare species, dead or alive, in their science laboratories.

After receiving a complaint from the director general of forest on the illegal use of such species, the board has iss

Call it a DNA digital Dewey Decimal System for all life on Earth.

Every species, from extinct to thriving, is set to get its own DNA barcode in an attempt to better track the ones that are endangered, as well as those being shipped across international borders as food or consumer products.

Researchers hope handheld mobile devices will be able to one day read these digital strips of rainbow-c

London: In a breakthrough which could pave the way for customised transplant organs for patients, scientists claim to have successfully grown miniature human livers in the laboratory.

An international team, led by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina in the US, created working livers the size of a walnut by sowing seeds of human cells onto scaffolds derived from

American scientists claim to have found evidence that suggests Mars had a warm and wet climate which could have supported life some 3.5 billion years ago.

A team led by planetary geologists at Brown University found mounds of a mineral deposited on a volcanic cone less than 3.5 billion years ago that speak of a warm and wet past and may preserve evidence of one of the most recent habitable micr

As the world warms, will humans evolve to cope with arid conditions? Maybe, if the Yoruba people of west Africa are anything to go by.

In an attempt to preserve stem cells for treating various diseases, including cancer, the state government along with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, is going to set up a stem cell research centre at Nayabadh Mouja near the EM bypass.

The initiative was taken after it was found that there is a lack of stem cell research centre in the city.
Dr Asish Mukherjee, director of

Hasan Suroor

LONDON: Robert Edwards, the British scientist whose pioneering research with his late colleague Patrick Steptoe led to the birth of the world's first

Singapore: More than a third of mammal species considered extinct or missing have been rediscovered, a study says, and a lot of effort is wasted in trying to find species that have no chance of being found again.

Species face an accelerated rate of extinction because of pollution, climate change, habitat loss and hunting and that this rate of loss is putting ecosystems and economies at ever

London: For the first time, scientists claim to have identified the genes which decide human height.

Salt Lake City: Scientists said that they