distant ancestors

New theory explains how fishes grew into amphibians


December 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A small fish crawling out of a drying desert pond underlines a theory that ties up the fishes with the amphibians, reveals a study. "Such a ... Read more...

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Humans evolved from fish into two-legged species


October 7th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Three Australian species of fish, including the iconic lungfish, provide an insight into how human beings evolved from these creatures, according to latest research.A team led ... Read more...

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Why cavemen were better parents than us


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): The early man and woman were a lot more skilled at parenting than some of today's couples, a psychologist claims.Professor Darcia Narvaez at the University of Notre ... Read more...

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Discovery of cerebral cortex in marine worm offers insights into evolution


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm.Our cerebral cortex, ... Read more...

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Flying dinosaurs ‘had more elaborate mating rituals than peacocks’


June 29th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Flying dinosaurs in the prehistoric era had more elaborate mating displays than modern-day peacocks, according to scientists.In a new study on pterosaurs and pelycosaurs- the fin-backed ancestors of ... Read more...

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Sir Christopher Lee set to release own heavy metal album


January 7th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Brit actor Sir Christopher Lee has revealed he is set to release his own heavy metal album about one of his distant ancestors.Lee, 87, who is very well ... Read more...

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Giant prehistoric geese once flew over Britain


September 27th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered one of the best-preserved Dasornis fossil skulls buried in clay on the Isle of Sheppey, an island off the northern coast of Kent, England, ... Read more...

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Baltic midsummer feast draws on a distant past


June 23rd, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), June 23 (DPA) Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians around the world are set to celebrate midsummer festivals Monday night with rites drawing deeply on pagan traditions of the Baltic ... Read more...

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Our placenta came from eggs of birds and reptiles


April 19th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have unearthed clues about the ancient origins of placenta, a mother's intricate lifeline to her unborn baby supplying oxygen and vital nutrients. The evidence suggests the placenta ... Read more...

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First clues about ancestral origin of placenta uncovered


April 15th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): The first clues about the ancient origins of the placenta - a mother's intricate lifeline to her unborn baby which delivers oxygen and nutrients critical to its ... Read more...

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Mothers milk set the stage for loss of egg-laying in mammals


March 18th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the surfacing of alternative nourishment resources, such as lactation, paved the way for mammals loss of egg yolk nourishment.The very first ... Read more...

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Blame your ancestors for your being short


February 21st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 21 (ANI): A study of various ethnic groups suggests that the average height of an individual may provide clues to where his distant ancestors lived, and what was their lifestyle. ... Read more...

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