Just like humans, dogs are surprisingly adept at picking out their own name in a noisy room, says new research with implications on how working canines respond in moments of crisis. The study, done by researchers at the University of Maryland, analyzes what is known as the ‘the cocktail party effect.’ This phenomenon, which is

To deal with the growing shortfall and adverse impacts of cultivating livestock, scientists are turning to a less utilized form of protein to foot the bill: insects. Researchers at the University of Queensland are exploring the use of maggots, locusts, and other insects to develop an array of ‘specialty’ foods. ‘An overpopulated world is going

The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions for 2018 were enough to melt an area of sea ice larger than the size of Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham combined. Research from the WWF found that at current levels, carbon dioxide emissions from the UK result in the loss of around 386 square miles (1,000 square km) of Arctic sea

The world’s largest cave may be bigger than previously thought, says a British diving team exploring an uncharted tunnel within the cave that may link to other chambers. The mysteries of central Vietnam’s Sơn Đoòng cave are being plumbed by three of the divers who helped rescue a football team trapped in a Thai cave

An international team of scientists is expected to reveal the first ever direct images of a black hole today in a highly-anticipated event that will be live-streamed around the world. Using a ‘virtual telescope’ built from eight radio observatories positioned at different points on the globe, the team behind the Event Horizon Telescope has spent

A host of newly-discovered wasp species have been given unique names, including being dedications to Oreo biscuits and aliens from Doctor Who. One species has been dubbed ‘Sathon oreo’ and another ‘Choeras zygon’ after the Zygon race of aliens in the popular programme. These wasps inject their eggs into live caterpillars, and the baby wasps

Humans often associate specific colours with particular events, emotions and even moods and now, experts found navy blue is the most relaxing colour. They say surrounding yourself with blue clothes, objects and accessories could help you lead a more relaxed life. Calmness is most inspired by dark blues, turquoises and pinks while the colours of

Scientists are taking a closer look at a set of ancient teeth, first discovered in the 1970s but thought to have originated more than 200,000 years ago, under the suspicion that they could reveal a previously unknown human relative. The four teeth were first discovered in the Yanhui Cave, located in Southern China’s Tongzi county, between

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, research from a Japanese scientist has revealed how giant water bugs can eat prey as large as ten times their own size. The new study compiles a decade’s worth of research into the fearsome insects, which have been known to take on everything

Elon Musk’s Starship prototype has roared to life for the first time, as SpaceX completed a successful test firing of the 60-foot-tall stainless steel rocket ship’s powerful Raptor engine, causing it to lift briefly off of the launch pad. Clouds of smoke and a blaze of fire could be seen erupting from the prototype vehicle,