evolutionary history

Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

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Forget religion, get 21st century morals: Richard Dawkins


January 24th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie may not be here, but the shadow of god looms large over the Jaipur Literature Festival, with philosopher and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins dismissing ... Read more...

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Eggshells reveal birds’ evolutionary secrets


January 4th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Molecules from eggshells of endangered and extinct birds can tell behaviour and evolutionary history of Australian feathered fauna, reveals a study.James Haile from Murdoch University, who ... Read more...

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Genetic parasites changed pregnancy in mammals


September 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) How mammals reproduce today depends on a more than 100 million years old invasion of the mammalian genome by genetic parasites which radically changed the way ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Rice originated 9,000 years ago in China, say genome researchers


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): In a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing, a team of genome researchers has concluded that rice originated in China.Their findings ... Read more...

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Monkeys main reservoir of human malaria in SE Asia


April 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has warned that monkeys infected with an emerging malaria strain are providing a reservoir for human disease in Southeast Asia.It confirmed ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs probably had lice: Study


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early - perhaps even the first - animal hosts of lice.Scientists, who used fossils and molecular data to ... Read more...

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Mosquito, house fly share common ancestry


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): The mosquito branched off the same evolutionary tree as the housefly around 220 million years ago, according to a new study.Some may think that the mosquito and the ... Read more...

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New study suggests earliest humans were not very different from us


February 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A study from Stony Brook University has suggested that earliest humans were not very different from us.Archaeologist John Shea believes that experts have been focusing on the wrong ... Read more...

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Jumping genes may tell why people have varied looks, disease risks


February 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins study has identified 'jumping genes' in humans that may one day explain why people have such varied physical traits and disease risks.Using bioinformatics to compare ... Read more...

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New Study Claims Dogs are Smarter Than Cats


November 24th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study which was done by the researchers at Oxford University suggests that dogs are smarter than cats, according to the Daily Telegraph of London.The study was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

It’s official! Dogs are ’smarter than cats’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Oxford University has shown that dogs are cleverer than cats because their friendly character has helped them develop bigger brains.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For male macaques, bonding is a political move


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Thought only humans make friends? Not really, as a new study has found that unrelated male macaques in the wild form close social partnerships with select males in ... Read more...

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Human childhood considerably longer than chimps: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that human childhood is considerably longer than chimpanzees, our closest-living ape relatives.A multinational team of specialists, led by researchers from Harvard University, Max-Planck Institute for ... Read more...

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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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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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‘Goatsucker’ chupacabras monster ‘is as much victim as villain’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): For a long time, chupacabras - a hairless, fanged animal - has been labelled as a monster that attacked and drank the blood of livestock.But University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Scientists solve mystery of massive, not-so-bright large star


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Astronomers have been baffled over an exceptionally massive black hole that is travelling around a massive star in an unusually tight orbit. Also odd, the star is not ... Read more...

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Study reveals why the leopard got its spots


October 20th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that Rudyard Kipling was right when he came up with an answer to - why leopards have rosette shaped markings but tigers have stripes.He suggested ... Read more...

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Gondwana supercontinent underwent 60-degree rotation during Cambrian explosion


August 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): New evidence uncovered by a team of Yale University geologists has revealed that the Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earth's surface during the Early Cambrian period. ... Read more...

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‘Earliest evolutionary history’ of Milky Way revealed


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): German astronomers have been successful in investigating for the first time the "earliest evolutionary history" of the Milky Way.According to the scientists from the Argelander Institute for ... Read more...

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Migratory birds have smaller brains


April 30th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the evolution of brain size in birds.It has been known for some time that migratory birds have smaller brains than their ... Read more...

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Neanderthals might have interbred with modern humans


April 21st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Archaic humans such as Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of modern humans twice, leaving their genes within the DNA of people today, according to a genetic analysis of ... Read more...

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Small dogs originated in the Middle East: Study


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago, a genetic study has found. Researchers traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding ... Read more...

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Cheating male partners have low IQs


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Men who cheat on their partners are likely to have lower IQs, says a psychologist who has based his theory on evolutionary history. Satoshi Kanazawa from the London ... Read more...

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Polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly, reveals ancient DNA


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): New research indicates that a rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 has revealed that polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly.The research, by researchers ... Read more...

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Pandemic flu virus may become resistant to Tamiflu


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University, analysing the behaviour of seasonal H1N1 suggests that pandemic flu may become resistant to Tamiflu, the main ... Read more...

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Swine flu may become resistant to Tamiflu


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) If the behaviour of the seasonal form of the H1N1 influenza virus is any indication, scientists say chances are high that most strains of the pandemic swine flu ... Read more...

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Intelligent people more likely to be liberal, atheists


February 27th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study suggests intelligent people display social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history.In her study, Satoshi Kanazawa, ... Read more...

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Small dogs may have originated in the Middle East 12,000 yrs ago


February 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago.Researchers, writing in the open access journal BMC Biology, ... Read more...

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Studying rotting fish can shed new light on humans’ earliest ancestry


February 1st, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has discovered that studying rotting fish can shed new light on our earliest ancestry.The researchers, from the Department of Geology at the University ... Read more...

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Scientists identify color of dinosaur feathers for first time


January 28th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have identified the colour of some feathers on dinosaurs and early birds for the first time.The research found that the theropod dinosaur Sinosauropteryx ... Read more...

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Birds on Galapagos Islands develop antibodies to fight alien parasites


January 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new research, University of Utah biologists have found that birds called finches have developed antibodies against two parasites that moved to the Galapagos Islands, suggesting that ... Read more...

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