How are human emotions mapped in the body?

Researchers at Aalto University have determined how emotions are experienced in the body.

Scientists improve human self-control through electrical brain stimulation

If you have ever said or done the wrong thing at the wrong time, you should read this. Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of California, San Diego, have successfully demonstrated a technique to enhance a form of self-control through a novel form of brain stimulation.

Nanorobots for human drug delivery

A nanorobot is a popular term for molecules with a unique property that enables them to be programmed to carry out a specific task. In collaboration with colleagues in Italy and the USA, researchers at Aarhus University have now taken a major step towards building the first nanorobot of DNA molecules that can encapsulate and release active biomolecules.

The first human brain-to-brain interface is here

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.

Claim: Human-like opponents prompt more aggression in video game players

Video games that pit players against human-looking characters may be more likely to provoke violent thoughts and words than games where monstrous creatures are the enemy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Wake Forest University.

Human finds its human

Urban to take lead role in new sci-fi procedural drama.

Grandmothers responsible for human longevity

The helpfulness of grandmothers is the reason humans don't die in their thirties the way chimpanzees do, new research shows - and may even explain our bigger brains.

Scientists create 'cyborg' human flesh

Harvard scientists have, for the first time, merged human tissue with a  network of bio-compatible nanoscale wires to create 'cyborg tissue'.

Oldest Asian human skull discovered

The discovery of a skull in a cave in Laos has pushed back the date of human migration into southern Asia by 20,000 years.

Flat-faced early human discovered

A third human species lived alongside Homo erectus and Homo habilis in East Africa as long as two million years ago.

Neanderthal 'sister species' interbred with us

A mysterious sister species to Neanderthals once roamed Africa, interbreeding with human ancestors.

Thousands of bacterial species live on every person

You're carrying around over 10,000 different species of bacteria in and on your body right now, in such numbers that they weigh several pounds.

Will humans ever reach another star?

Jon Spaihts may pen scripts about humans exploring the far reaches of the galaxy, but does the Prometheus screenwriter really believe we will ever reach another star?

Fire used for cooking much earlier than thought

Human ancestors were using fire a million years ago - 300,000 years earlier than believed.

Chinese fossils may be new human species

Fossils discovered in south-west China may represent a new species of human, living as recently as 11,500 years ago.   

Earliest human ancestor discovered

British and canadian researchers have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature is the most primitive known vertebrate - and therefore the ancestor of us all.

Rethinking artificial intelligence

In the 1800s, intelligence was typically associated with the ability to memorize facts and formulas. Today, intelligence is measured via IQ tests, with the average individual weighing in at about 100.

'Yeti finger' turns out to be human

Scottish scientists have analyzed the DNA of a mummified finger claimed to belong to a yeti.

'Junk DNA' makes us different from chimps

It was a bit of a surprise for scientists to discover just how similar human and chimpanzee DNA is - and left them scratching their heads to explain the enormous physiological differences between the two species.

Stem cells created by cloning human eggs

Scientists have for the first time derived embryonic stem cells from individual patients, raising the possibility of personalised genetic treatments.