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Tag: Humans

NASA Plans To Return Humans To Moon By 2024

NASA has shared an update on its Artemis programme, including the latest plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024 at a cost of nearly $28 billion.

Floods linked to increased skin infections in humans: Report

New York: Floods are associated with an increased risk of skin infections among humans, a skin expert has warned. Skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters containing sewage, chemicals and other pollutants, HealthDay reported. In particular, natural disasters like tsunamis and hurricanes can cause major soil disruption that […]

Obesity can reduce lifespan of your dog

London: If you thought that obesity affects only humans, you may be wrong. It can also shorten lives of your canine friends, finds a research. The research, from the University of Liverpool in the UK, reveals that the lifespan of overweight dogs was up to two-and-half years shorter when compared to ideal-weight dogs. “Owners are […]

Gut bacteria key to protecting against arsenic poisoning, claims study

New York: Microbes in the human gut play an important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, new research suggests. Arsenic toxicity is a problem that affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide who are exposed to arsenic through contaminated food and drinking water. Long-term exposure to arsenic is associated with increased risk of cancer and […]

Environment may affect intelligence genes in humans

London: Environmentally-induced epigenetic changes, such as stress and adverse life experiences, to our genetic material — known as deoxyribonucelic acid (DNA) — may have a greater impact on our intelligence, a new study has found. According to the researchers, from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a negative […]

Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots: Study

London: Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphize — attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots — that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by […]

How humans got their bigger brains

New York: Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of […]

Last ancestor of humans small like gibbons: Study

London: Researchers have found that the last common ancestor of apes and humans was likely small, probably weighing about 12 pounds — about the size of a gibbon. The findings challenged the earlier suggestions that the last common ancestor was similar to modern chimpanzees in both size and appearance. “Body size directly affects how an […]

Ravens can plan for future like humans

Washington: It is well known that ravens are smart but a new study shows the birds may be more intelligent than we previously thought. Experiments conducted by Swedish researchers found that ravens can plan ahead for different types of events and they are willing to forgo an immediate reward for a better one in the […]

6,500 genes expressed differently in men and women: Study

New York: Researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have identified around 6,500 genes that are expressed — copied out to make proteins — differently in men and women. The detailed map of these genes, reported in the journal BMC Biology, suggests that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution. […]

25 'golden age' to beat computers: Study

London: Turning 25? This may be the best time of your life, as according to a study, 25 is the golden age when humans can outsmart computers. The study showed that people’s ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, […]

Why humans are affected less by retroviral infections

Compared to other mammals, the proportion of humans infected with retroviruses is less and we have fewer remnants of viral DNA in our genes, a new research has found