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Ice age to interglacial period: Greatest climate change


July 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The greatest climate change ever recorded by the world over the last 100,000 years has been the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial ... Read more...

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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Oldest living organism - seagrass discovered


February 8th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have discovered the world’s oldest living organisms – seagrass. They inhabit more than 2000 miles ranging from the country of Spain to Cyrus. The scientists ... Read more...

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Ice samples show climate capable of abrupt changes


September 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Samples drilled from Greenland's ice sheets have thrown up intitial clues that our climate is capable of very rapid and rather abrupt changes, according to an ... Read more...

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Scientists extract protein from ancient bones


June 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Researchers have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.Using an ultra-high resolution mass spectrometer, ... Read more...

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How merging black holes go on a rampage of star-eating


April 11th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new research indicates that when two galaxies collide, it causes the black holes at their cores to spiral toward each other, merge, then go on a rampage ... Read more...

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Protein from 600,000-year-old mammoth sheds light on ancient fossils


March 31st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): The successful extraction of protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth by researchers from the University of York and Manchester, has paved the way for the identification ... Read more...

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Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

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Teeth, tools found in Israeli cave shed new light on human origin


January 28th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A recent discovery of tools and teeth belonging to prehistoric men in an Israeli cave could shed new light on the theory of human origins.Israeli archaeologist Ran Barkai ... Read more...

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Modern humans reached Arabia earlier than previously believed


January 28th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers suggests that humans could have arrived on the Arabian Peninsula as early as 125,000 years ago - directly from Africa rather than via ... Read more...

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“Betelgeuse - second sun for Earth” story untrue


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Experts have said that Betelgeuse, the giant red star in the constellation of Orion, will not explode next year. Earlier, FoxNews.com had said that the star had already become ... Read more...

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Humans first covered their nakedness 170,000 years ago


January 7th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A research suggests that humans first covered their nakedness some 170,000 years ago, something which helped them move out of Africa. Research by David Reed, investigator at Florida ... Read more...

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Lice DNA shows humans started wearing clothes about 170,000yrs ago


January 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study following the evolution of lice has revealed that modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate ... Read more...

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Did first humans emerge from Middle East, not Africa?


December 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists could be compelled to rewrite the history of the evolution of modern man after the discovery of 400,000-year-old human remains.Until now, researchers believed that homo sapiens, the ... Read more...

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‘Lost civilization’ submerged beneath Persian Gulf


December 9th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A study has revealed that a once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa. ... Read more...

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Humans ‘responsible for megafauna demise’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): Megafauna demise fossils discovered in southwestern Australia dig have suggested that climate change was not solely responsible for the demise of early giant marsupials.The research led by ... Read more...

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100,000-yr-old fossilized teeth of cavemen found in Central China


November 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed fossilized teeth of cavemen dating back 100,000 years, the first such discoveries in central China.According to Li Zhanyang, archaeologist with the Henan Institute of ... Read more...

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Scientists revive ancient bacteria


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists at Binghamton University have revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals.For years, geologists have looked at these water droplets ... Read more...

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Neanderthals matured faster, died younger: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Neanderthals were a live fast, die young species, according to a study from Harvard University.They reached full maturity faster than humans do today, according to analysis of teeth ... Read more...

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Earth will take 100,000 years ‘to recuperate from global warming’


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Geologists have warned that the Earth will take 100, 000 years to recover from global warming if mankind continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Geologists have ... Read more...

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Modern humans emerged far earlier than thought, fossils in China suggest


October 26th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered well-dated human fossils in southern China that markedly change anthropologists' perceptions of the emergence of modern humans in the eastern Old World.The discovery of early ... Read more...

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Fossil discovery indicates retreating glaciers boosted biodiversity


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Christian-Albrechts- Universitat zu Kiel (CAU) showed that biodiversity decreases towards the poles almost everywhere in the world, except along the South American Pacific coast.Investigating fossil ... Read more...

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Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Neanderthals developed technology on their own


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed `modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Jupiter, Saturn played pinball with Uranus?


September 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): New simulations have suggested that Uranus may have batted back and forth between Jupiter and Saturn before being flung out to its present location.Previous modelling has shown that ... Read more...

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Neanderthal males had Popeye-like arms


July 7th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Neanderthal males had unusually strong upper arms, just like Popeye, particularly on the right side, revealed a research.Remains of an early Neanderthal with a super strong arm suggest ... Read more...

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Meat-cutting tools prove Neanderthals inhabited Kent 100,000 years ago


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): University of Southampton researchers have claimed that the Neanderthal man was living in Britain at the start of the last ice age.This means that they were residing in ... Read more...

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Vitamin A supplementation ‘does not reduce maternal mortality’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality, a trial in Ghana has shown.The finding contradicts previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44 percent ... Read more...

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Mars caves could be home for ‘cavenauts’


April 27th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): The volcanic features of Mars may become suitable caves for the first human settlements on the red planet, suggests a new study."At least two regions, the Tharsis rise ... Read more...

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Discovery of stone tools at Crete push back seafaring by 130,000 years


February 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Discoveries made during the last two summers on the Greek island of Crete have revealed stone tools dating back to 130,000 years, which is being considered strong evidence ... Read more...

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New space image reveals dynamic and violent process of star birth


February 12th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A dramatic new image from the Gemini North telescope has illustrated the dynamic and sometimes violent process of star birth.The image was obtained using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph ... Read more...

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Bering Strait influenced ice age climate patterns worldwide 100,000 years ago


January 11th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.The international ... Read more...

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100000-year-old cavemen loved their porridge too!


December 18th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): The practice of eating cereal in the morning dates back more than 100,000 years, say scientists.Tools and plant remains from a cave in Mozambique represent the earliest evidence ... Read more...

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Scientists rejig human evolution, Indians ancestors of East Asians (Lead)


December 11th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The ancestors of the present-day populations of China, Japan and other east Asian countries had migrated from India, scientists from 10 countries including India said Friday after ... Read more...

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Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques


November 11th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have ... Read more...

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