Birds guided by social concern
The social behaviour of a bird species found in Africa is remarkably similar human actions
What shaped human intelligence?
Scientists are trying to uncover the adaptive pressures that transformed primates into intelligent humans
The minute metal munchers
Some fungi and bacteria can be used to extract metals from mine effluents
Spin-off to space
The billion-dollar Star Wars programme lies abandoned, but the technology will now be used to combat asteroids
The strength of the future
Composite materials, which can be tailored to specifications and strengths and ultimately replace even steel, have come of age in India.
It's mama's fault
Scientists suggest a disorder that causes periods of ecstasy and depression is passed on through mothers.
Matters of the heart
Vaccinated against conception
The latest in the array of contraceptives are vaccines against reproductive hormones.
A journey to discover
Forget me not
Researchers delve into the mystery of how the hand percieves what the eye cannot
What does it take for a lay athlete to take on a Serge! Bubka or a Carl Lewis? Good,powerful lungs, say scientists
Bang on clusters
Models to explain the formation of structures in the universe take shape
Human work done over 57,000 years would be accomplished in one second flat by a wonder computer developed by the US
New era semiconductors
From missiles to VCRs, a scintillating change is foreseen,
At a smart new breed of semiconductors enter the realm of electronics
Return to glaze
The pull against the push
Cosmologists take a closer look at how gravity is strangling an expanding universe