biological anthropology

Human evolution occurred ‘3mn yrs earlier than previously thought’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): A new statistical model has suggested that evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely ... Read more...

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Brawn beats beauty in human mating game


May 14th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Brute strength, not beauty, ensured winning mates among human ancestors, according to an anthropologist. "There is sexual competition in many species, including humans," said David A. Puts, assistant ... Read more...

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Human mating competition was won by brawn, not beauty


May 14th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Winning mates in early human history was dependent on sheer physical prowess, not attractiveness."There is sexual competition in many species, including humans," said David A. Puts, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Invention of cooking drove humans to evolutionary heights


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) The invention of cooking, even more than agriculture or the advent of tools, is what drove humanity to civilisational and evolutionary heights. Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, ... Read more...

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Genetically mixed populations can help understand human diversity, origins: Expert


February 15th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 15 (ANI): A Penn State physical anthropologist says that genetic diseases and genetically mixed populations can prove useful in understanding human diversity and human origins. "We wanted to get ... Read more...

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Half of Cambridge students admit to plagiarism


October 31st, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Nearly half of students at Cambridge University cheat, reveals a new survey.The survey has shown that 49 per cent of undergraduates claimed other people''s work as their ... Read more...

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The scent of a male primate says everything about him


June 24th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): For humans, perfumes and colognes may all have to do with superficiality, but when it comes to the world of primates, scents go much deeper.According to a ... Read more...

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For smaller primates climbing is as easy as walking


May 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Duke University researchers have found in a study that smaller primates do not have to invest more energy in climbing than in walking.Jandy Hanna, a faculty ... Read more...

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Computed radiography system helps uncover secrets from the past


May 11th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
Washington , May 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a computed radiography (CR) system that can help to uncover secrets from the past by capturing, archiving and sharing digital x-ray images of ... Read more...

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Big brains make for longer life and reproduction


April 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Anthropologists from Duke University and the University of Zurich have found that the extra brainpower some primates derive from big brains actually helps them live and reproduce ... Read more...

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The 4 aspects of ‘humaniqueness’ that differentiate human and animal thought


February 18th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study at Harvard University has shed light on the key differences in human and animal cognition.Marc Hauser, professor of psychology, biological anthropology, and organismic and evolutionary ... Read more...

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Key impact hunters among male chimpanzees initiate hunting


February 2nd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has indicated that chimpanzees are likely to hunt only when key males among the species, known as impact hunters, are present in the group.According ... Read more...

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