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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘New’ 11 Million Year Old Primate Discovered

April 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an eleven-million-year-old new primate in a garbage dump in Catalonia, Spain. Named Pliopithecus canmatensis, after the site (Can Mata in the Valles-Penedes basin), the primate belonged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists come up with new theory on the origin of primates

January 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): A team of scientists has come up with a new theory on the origin of primates, which says that each major primate group has evolved locally from a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny fossilized teeth found in Gujarat takes back primate timeline by 10 million years

August 5th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): Tiny fossilized teeth discovered from an open-pit coal mine in Gujarat, India, could be the oldest Asian remains ever found of anthropoids, taking the primate timeline back ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Increased brain size arose independently in isolated groups of primates

July 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that one of the hallmarks of primate biology, increased brain size, arose independently in isolated groupsthe platyrrhines of the Americas and the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |