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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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Human ancestors ‘colonized’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago


October 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have said that anthropoids-the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys-"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa.The team discovered fossils found ... Read more...

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55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal


October 12th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.High resolution CT ... Read more...

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Amphibian 70 mn years older than dinosaurs found


March 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 300-million-year-old fossil of an amphibian that roamed the planet 70 million years before the dinosaurs has been found, a media report said. Daily Express reported Tuesday that scientists ... Read more...

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World’s birds shrinking due to global warming


March 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study by scientists has shown that many birds in the world, particularly in North America, are shrinking, in response to warmer temperatures.In biology, there is ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mammal that lived 123 million years ago in China


October 9th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 123 million years ago in what is now the Liaoning Province in northeastern China. ... Read more...

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Did T-rex succumb to common bird disease?


September 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Tyrannosaurus rex, popularised by the Hollywood film "The Jurassic Park", suffered from a potentially fatal infectious disease, similar to one that occurs in living birds, known as trichomonosis. Tell-tale ... Read more...

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Common ancestor of humans and monkeys evolved from primates in Asia


July 1st, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new fossil primate from Myanmar suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa, as was earlier believed by ... Read more...

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How seals got their flippers


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A newly discovered fossilized skeleton of a carnivorous animal, has helped scientists pinpoint the origin of flippers - limb adaptations for swimming in water, in seals, sea lions, ... Read more...

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Recession hits dinosaurs - no buyer for ancient skeleton


March 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Los Angeles, March 22 (DPA) A 150-million-year-old complete and mounted skeleton of a dinosaur has failed to sell at a New York auction. There are only two skeletons of its kind in ... Read more...

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Evidence of earliest domesticated horses surfaces in Kazakhstan


March 7th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Evidence of the earliest domesticated horses, uncovered in Kazakhstan, suggests that they were also ridden and milked. Researchers from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, and the universities ... Read more...

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North America’s oldest known primate discovered


March 4th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A paleontologist has discovered fossils of a 55-million-year-old ape on the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi, which makes it North America's oldest known primate.Discovered by Christopher Beard, a ... Read more...

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