common ancestor

Hindi originated in Turkey?


August 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Indo-European languages including English, French, German and Hindi originated in Turkey 8,000 to 9,500 years ago, according to a study.Scientists led by Remco Bouckaert from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dinosaur-bird ‘missing link’ could be egg


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A fossilised dinosaur egg found in Spain shares the same characteristics as that of birds' eggs and could be the "missing link" to prove their "common ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bats, whales have surprisingly similar bio-sonars


May 9th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 9 (IANS) Though they evolved separately over millennia in different worlds of darkness, bats and toothed whales use surprisingly similar acoustic behaviour to locate, track, and capture prey ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers


December 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are present, reveals a study.But when chimps spot a snake, they ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Prehistoric brainless, faceless fish found near Britain


December 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) A prehistoric fish that had no brain and no face, and described as "elusive" and "rarely seen", has now been found in the seas off Scotland.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First humans out of Africa once shrank to 1,000: Study


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of descendants of the first humans leaving Africa had once reduced to barely over 1,000 before they began to expand rapidly, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Like humans, monkeys can recall what they have seen


April 29th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Monkeys share a number of similarities with humans, including the capacity for memory. They can recall rudimentary shapes and reproduce them on a touch screen, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant race ‘came from mutant gene’


January 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): British and German scientists has discovered that a race of giants may have sprung from a mutant gene that first emerged around 1,500 years ago and causes uncontrolled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a simple DNA test that helps trace your lineage!


November 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): You may not need to pore over those ancient albums and family trees to find out who your ancestors were, for a new DNA test that reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Obama, Palin ‘10th cousins through a common ancestor’


October 14th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Genealogists have revealed that Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor, John Smith, a 17th century Protestant pastor who was an early ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like us, Neanderthals too had feelings


October 6th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Neanderthals were not insensitive creatures, but had a deep seated sense of compassion and empathy for their fellow beings, found a pioneering new research by archaeologists at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

iPhone application shows your common ancestors


September 26th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) A new iPhone application, TimeTree, permits you to see how long ago you shared a common ancestor with any species. The application was developed by scientists, including ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oz sponge may help shed light on life’s origin


August 5th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Rice University's researchers have established a draft genome sequence for Amphimedon queenslandica, a sponge found off the coast of Australia - that can help them understand life's origin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aussie marsupials descended from common South American ancestor


July 29th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): The kangaroo and all other Aussie marsupials, such as wombats and Tassie devils, have a common South American ancestor, suggests new research.According to previous research, the marsupial family ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cucumber, melon’s common ancestor originated in Asia


July 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and honeydew melon (C. melo) have long been thought to have originated and diversified in Africa. However, wild populations which evolved into melons and cucumbers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthal, Homo sapiens split 500,000yrs older than believed


June 24th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): DNA-based analyses has revealed that the separation of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens might have occurred at least one million years ago-at least 500, 000 years earlier than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Little brown balls’ link malaria and algae to common ancestor


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Inconspicuous "little brown balls" in the ocean have linked malaria and the algae responsible for toxic red tides to a common ancestor, according to a study by University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘tree of life’ constructed for one of the largest groups of bacteria


May 18th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have created a new "tree of life" for the gamma-proteobacteria- a large group of medically and scientifically important ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

All modern life on Earth originated from common ancestor


May 17th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): All life on earth in today's date must have stemmed from a common ancestor rather than multiple sources, suggests a new statistical analysis.Scenarios featuring a universal common ancestor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Caste councils warn couple about marrying in same community


May 13th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (ANI): The Bhatti Village and Caste Council has warned a couple not to marry in the same 'gotra' in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida city.The Bhattis are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Genome study shows there’s a Neanderthal in all of us


May 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): There's a Neanderthal in all of us, as according to a study, some of our ancestors interbred with the thick-browed cavemen.Boffins have produced the first whole genome sequence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leech in girl’s nose


April 16th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh type of leech, which plagues human beings, has been unearthed by the investigators. It has been named Tyrannobdella rex, which means tyrant ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres ‘related through common ancestor’


April 1st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 1 (ANI): According to Ancestry.com, Madonna and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres are related through a common 10th great-grandfather."It's not every day you discover two celebrity icons are related, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Origin of HIV transmission among male partners discovered


February 11th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The origin of strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among men who have sex with men has been discovered by scientists.Boffins led by a virologist from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dinosaurs may have descended from birds, not the other way around


February 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has provided further evidence for the theory that birds did not descend from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs, and it actually might be the other way around.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

29-foot-long tyrannosaur flashed more teeth than T. Rex


January 29th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A research has revealed that a newly found 29-foot-long tyrannosaur flashed more teeth than the well-known Tyrannosaurus rex, with which it shared a common ancestor.Remains of the badlands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancestor of emu and cassowary lost flight after becoming fat and lazy


January 26th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the flighted ancestor of birds such as the Australian emu and cassowary became too heavy to fly after the extinction of dinosaurs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Y chromosomes evolving much faster in humans


January 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Y chromosome, one of the two sex determining chromosomes in mammals, including humans, is evolving much faster through continuous renovation contrary to the popular theory that it ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Males’ Y Chromosome evolving faster than expected


January 14th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has challenged the widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating.It has suggested that the Y chromosome, found only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction


January 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence that modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction.Neanderthals are an extinct species that shared a common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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