From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.
Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.
It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a mate.
Five prominent rights groups on Monday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to press for an end to human rights abuses in Egypt.
Scientists said they had pinpointed nearly 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in researc.
Biologists said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many ways, a discovery that could help basic research.
Researchers unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
35 torture cases have been initiated and 31 policemen convicted in Kazakhstan.
The Philippine government said Saturday it was investigating a Filipina diplomat charged in Canada for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of her nanny.
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa.
A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.
US officials admitted Tuesday that they strip-searched a female Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York in a new twist to a growing row that has seen India hit back with reprisals such as removing security barriers around the US embassy.
When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return.
UNDP published their annual human development report. Kazakhstan comes 68th - the highest rank among Central Asian countries.
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