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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...

Posted in Health Science |

High hormone levels drove cavemen to promiscuity


November 4th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) High hormone levels drove primitive men to promiscuity and combativeness.Our ancient ancestors had far higher levels of the male sex hormone testosterone than people living today, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Early humans more promiscuous than modern-day people


November 4th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence that early humans who lived thousands of years ago were more promiscuous and competitive than the people of modern age.A study of fossilised remains ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ancestors of humans evolved in Asia, not Africa


October 28th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) The human family tree may have to be rewritten after scientists found evidence that the ancient ancestors of humans evolved in Asia - rather than Africa - tens ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs just got bigger and scarier than thought


October 1st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Dinosaurs have just got a little bit scarier in terms of size. The pre-historic giants were even bigger than the skeletons displayed in museums, with scientists underestimating their ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apes used stone tools to kill animals 3.4 mn years ago


August 12th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Our ancient ancestors, the apes, were using stone tools to butcher animals one million years earlier than previously thought. In an extraordinary find that will rewrite the ... Read more...

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Running barefoot beats pricey sneakers


January 28th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Toss your expensive sports shoes away and rely on your bare feet! They are better suited to running than when cushioned by sneakers, says a new study. "Most ... Read more...

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Shark fossil hunt sheds new light into vertebrate evolution


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A paleontologist has launched a hunt for the fossils of sharks for insights into vertebrate evolution.Michael Coates, the paleontologist from Chicago, scours sediments hundreds of millions of years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient aboriginals in Australia may have been faster than a speeding Bolt!


October 15th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, October 15 (ANI): A leading anthropologist has suggested that ancient aboriginals in Australia would have outrun Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, while a Neanderthal woman would have crushed Arnold ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early humans started walking on two legs for food and sex


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A new research into the life of the recently confirmed world's oldest hominid 'Ardi' has suggested that the creature started walking on two legs for food and ... Read more...

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Oldest-known fiber materials used by humans date back to 34,000 years


September 11th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A team of archaeologists and paleobiologists has discovered flax fibers that are more than 34,000 years old, making them the oldest fibers known to have been used by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BBC World News launches One Giant Leap season to commemorate moon landings


July 9th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mumbai, 1 July 2009. This July, a special season of programming will broadcast on BBC World News to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the extraordinary 1969 moon landings. The programmes will ... Read more...

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