Neuralink has a monkey play Pong with its MIND – and it is appealing for HUMAN volunteers next 

Elon Musk‘s Neuralink has shown off its latest brain implant by making a monkey play Pong with its mind, and the firm hopes to test on human volunteers next. The brain computer interface was implanted in a nine year old macaque monkey called Pager, who was first taught to play video games with a joystick. … Read more

Modern human brain evolved as far back as 1.7 million years ago, study finds

Modern human brains are ‘relatively young’ and only evolved as far back as 1.7 million years ago after the earliest humans first dispersed from Africa, a new study claims.   Researchers used computed tomography to examine the skulls of Homo fossils that lived in Africa and Asia between 1 million and 2 million years ago.  They … Read more

Less is more! Human brains struggle to be minimalist, scientists say

Human brains struggle to take ideas or elements away from designs, such as from a blueprint of a building – and instead tend to add more, a new study reveals.  In experiments, participants tasked with making a Lego Duplo building stronger tended to add more bricks rather than take them away. In another computerised task, … Read more

Less is more! Human brains struggle to subtract, scientists say

Human brains struggle to take ideas or elements away from designs, such as a bricks in blueprint of a building – and instead tend to add more, a new study reveals.  In experiments, participants tasked with making a Lego Duplo building stronger tended to add more bricks rather than take them away. In another computerised … Read more

45,000-year-old skull from Czechia is oldest human genome EVER found

The oldest DNA ever found in human remains belongs to a woman who lived in Czechia more than 45,000 years ago, a study has found.  Analysis of her skull reveals she was among the first batch of Homo sapiens to live in Eurasia after our species migrated out of Africa.  It is believed the woman, … Read more

Chinese ambassador to Australia denies human rights abuses in Xinjiang in a bizarre presentation

Chinese ambassador trots out members of persecuted Muslim minority to say they aren’t mistreated at a bizarre press conference followed by a six-minute ‘Xinjiang is a Wonderful Land’ propaganda video China has denied human rights abuses in Xinjiang in propaganda presentation  Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye described the allegations as ‘fake news’   Australia has condemned restrictions … Read more

Indonesian macaque mimics wildlife photographer by peering through camera’s viewfinder like a human

Monkey see, monkey do! Amazing moment Indonesian macaque mimics wildlife photographer by peering through camera’s viewfinder like a human Black macaque took over a photographers camera and began copying his skills  Comical clip of the monkey snapping taken Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Indonesia Danish photographer Mogens Trolle believed to have recorded hilarious video By Lydia Catling … Read more

Cute snaps show the adorable bond between golden retriever named Marshall and his baby human sister 

Puppy love! Baby girl and her Golden Retriever friend win hearts on Instagram thanks to adorable snaps celebrating their close bond Golden retriever called Marshall has adored baby Macy since she was born Macy’s parents, from Australia, have shared snaps of friendship on Instagram Heartwarming snaps show them cuddling and playing together in playhouse  By … Read more

105,000-year-old artifacts found in Kalahari challenge idea that human origins are linked to coasts

Stone tools, burnt eggshells and other artifacts discovered in the Kalahari have experts questioning the long-held belief that civilization emerged from coastal regions. The items date back more than 100,000 years, when the South African desert received enough rain to sustain human inhabitants. Researchers also found nearly two dozen small pieces of calcite, which are … Read more

World’s first wireless brain-computer interface is successfully tested on the human brain

The first wireless brain-computer interface (BCI) system is not only giving people with paralysis the ability to type on computer screens with their minds, but the innovation is also giving them freedom to do so anywhere. Traditional BCIs are tethered to a large transmitter with long cables, but a team from Brown University has cut … Read more