evolutionary anthropology

African hominid fed on unique hard diet


July 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) The two-million-year-old African hominid had a diet unlike all other known human ancestors, according to German researchers. Hominid is a primate of a family (Hominidae) that ... Read more...

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Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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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...

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Great apes too make sophisticated decisions


December 30th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The great apes too seem human in making sophisticated decisions, based on what they know and the likelihood of success when guessing, according to a German ... Read more...

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Kiss or cuddle is what people crave for rather than sex: Study


January 16th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): It has been nearly 50 years since Elvis Presley released the smash hit 'It's now or never', in which he goes on to plead, 'Come hold me ... Read more...

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Like humans, apes too play it safe when odds are uncertain


November 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Apes prefer to play it safe when the odds are uncertain, according to a new study.Humans are known to play it safe in a situation when they aren't ... Read more...

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Falling in love ‘costs you two close friends’


September 16th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): It is well-known that a passionate new relationship can leave you little time for others, but now a new study has put some numbers on the observation.Two close ... Read more...

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Hormonal contraceptives change scent communication in primates


July 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Hormonal contraceptives change the ways captive ring-tailed lemurs relate to one another both socially and sexually, new research reveals.The study, conducted by Duke University researchers, combined analyses of ... Read more...

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Bigger animals need stiffer ’shoes’


February 25th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 25 (ANI): The bigger the animal, the stiffer are their "shoes" or those soft pads on the bottom of the foot, researchers have pointed out.Experts in Taiwan ... Read more...

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Stressful events in early development can lead to shorter life spans in humans


February 5th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that some stressful events that occurred early in development are linked to shorter life spans in human beings."Prehistoric remains are providing strong, physical ... Read more...

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Sharing comes naturally to apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sharing is a behaviour which kindergarten teachers and day care workers hold up as an ideal to be followed by pupils and patients alike. But for our ape ... Read more...

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Sharing comes naturally to ‘Peter Pan’ apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Unlike chimpanzees, African Bonobos have an inborn quality of sharing, reveals a new study.While chimps will share as youngsters, they turn notorious as they grow old.In several experiments ... Read more...

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Our brains cannot handle more than 150 Facebook friends


January 24th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Despite some people having 5,000 friends on their Facebook profiles, they may not be able to remember or manage more than 150 pals in real life, an ... Read more...

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Exercising in groups more beneficial than working out solo


January 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan 7 (ANI): New research conducted by University of Oxford's Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology suggests that exercising in a group can be more healthy than working out alone.Researchers studied ... Read more...

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Group training can boost happiness


September 16th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): Science has proved it: People do better as a team. Researchers from Oxford University have found that team players can tolerate twice as much pain as those who ... Read more...

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Neanderthal man’s murder may be a possible case of interspecies homicide


July 21st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new research has determined that the wound that ultimately killed a Neanderthal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the ... Read more...

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Chimps create fishing rods to hunt termites


March 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees can fashion plant stems into tools that resemble fishing rods, in order to scoop termites out of their nests.According to a ... Read more...

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Lack of projectile weapons might have lead to Neanderthals extinction


January 15th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A trio of new studies on prehistoric weapons has suggested that though the Neanderthals made sophisticated weapons and tools, they lacked the projectile weapons possessed by early ... Read more...

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Catty or doggy styles of chase, what would you prefer?


December 4th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Dogs rely on energy-efficient running to catch prey over long distances, while the more laidback cats creep up on mouse or bird in slow motion."It is usually assumed ... Read more...

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Dogs have evolved to chase prey, cats to creep


December 4th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): While dogs depend on an energy-efficient style of running over long distances to catch their prey, cats seem to have evolved with profoundly inefficient gait to creep ... Read more...

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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...

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Men more generous in presence of pretty ladies


August 3rd, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): Men become more charitable when in the presence of a woman they find pretty compared to one they find unattractive, say a group of psychologists.However, women ... Read more...

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Neanderthals grew up physically more rapidly than humans


December 5th, 2007 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Berlin, Dec 5 (ANI): A new research by scientists has found evidence for a rapid physical development pattern in Neanderthals as compared to humans. The research, led by scientists at the Max ... Read more...

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Humans and Neanderthals may have interbred, but had no hybrids


December 5th, 2007 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that humans may have interbred with Neanderthals, but there were no hybrids that emerged as a result. The study was a result of ... Read more...

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