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Evolution of human ’super-brain’ tied to development of bipedalism, tool-making


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): An archaeologist has suggested that a collective mind of humans developed no later than 75,000 years ago in Africa, fostered language, art and technology.CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker ... Read more...

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Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it.A damaged spine found in northern Spain, with other fossil evidence, suggests ... 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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Earth had enough oxygen to start life ‘400mn yrs earlier than thought’


November 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that oxygen had reached a level where it could have supported life much earlier than thought - 400 million years further back in time.The evidence ... 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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Australian kids are taught humans, dinosaurs coexisted


August 1st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 1 (IANS) Primary school students in Australia are being taught that humans and dinosaurs lived together and that there is fossil evidence to prove this, even as experts term the ... Read more...

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Pelicans have resisted winds of evolutionary change, reveals fossil evidence


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Pelican fossils that closely resemble today's living species have revealed that the birds were scooping fish from the water while our ancestors were still swinging from the trees.Researchers ... Read more...

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Fossil evidence challenges Younger Dryas Impact theory


June 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has found evidence against a theory, which claimed that a meteor explosion or impact thousands of years ago caused catastrophic fires over much of North ... Read more...

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New giant horned dinosaur is actually an ancestor of Triceratops


June 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A newly found fossil of a horned dinosaur Ojoceratops fowleri is apparently the ancestor of the more famous and common Triceratops and Torosaurus.Torosaurus lived at the end of ... Read more...

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Vast fields of gypsum on Mars can provide evidence if life existed


May 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that if it is ever to be proved that life had existed on Mars, the evidence might be found in the vast fields of gypsum ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on fossils of whale bone-eating worms


April 21st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the ocean floor. A team led by Steffen Kiel of Christian-Albrechts ... Read more...

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30-million-years-old worms munched on whale bones


April 21st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the deep-sea floor.The international team of scientists led by the paleontologist Steffen ... Read more...

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Woolly mammoths stayed on earth longer than thought


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Woolly mammoths and prehistoric horses grazed on the North American plains several thousand years longer than hitherto presumed. This is shown by samples of ancient DNA, analysed by an ... Read more...

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New evidence supports North America as center of origin for all living marsupials


December 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist from the University of Florida has traced the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and finding ... Read more...

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Komodo Dragon most likely evolved in Australia 3-4 mln yrs ago


September 30th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A team of palaeontologists and archaeologists, who studied fossil evidence from Australia, Timor, Flores, Java and India, has shown that Komodo Dragons most likely evolved in Australia around ... Read more...

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How whales and dolphins evolved


September 25th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new research has shed new light on the origin and evolution of cetaceans like whales and dolphins.The origin of whales, dolphins, and porpoises-with their highly modified legs ... Read more...

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Flowering plants reinvented weediness by outcompeting ancient plants


September 4th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): A new research has determined that flowering plants originated not as trees, but as relatively non-woody "pre-trees" that could outcompete ancient plants like conifers, thus reinventing the concept ... Read more...

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T-rex was a cowardly bully who picked on runts


August 25th, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
By Ernest Gill Hamburg, Aug 25 (DPA) Forget the movie image of Tyrannosaurus rex engaged in battle with other brutes his own size. In fact, T-rex was a cowardly bully who preferred to ... Read more...

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Humans related to orangutans, not chimps or gorillas


June 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has suggested that humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, not chimpanzees and gorillas.The research, done by scientists ... Read more...

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2-mln yr old “mystery” ape fossil evidence of new form of early human


June 18th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An anthropologist has determined that a fossil found in a Chinese cave 15 years ago, dating back to almost 2 million years, is from a "mystery" ape, ... Read more...

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Hippos more closely related to whales, not pigs, say researchers


March 19th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 19 (IANS) Hippos spend lots of time in the water and now, if researchers are to be believed, it turns out that they are the closest living relative to the ... Read more...

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Hippo ancestry disputed by scientists


March 19th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has rebutted a recent study that creates a different family tree for the hippo.The team included Jessica Theodor, an associate professor in the ... Read more...

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Balloon-like air sacs in prehistoric dinos may have helped them take first flight


February 18th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has determined that balloon-like air sacs in prehistoric dinosaurs helped reduced the density of their bodies, thus helping them take first flight.In the Mesozoic ... Read more...

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Neanderthals never interbred with modern humans, reveals genome study


February 13th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): The first complete draft of the Neanderthal genome has revealed no evidence that this ancient species ever interbred with modern humans.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Earths sea level was more than 70 feet higher 400,000 years ago


February 10th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence in Bermuda that Earths sea level was once more than 70 feet higher about 400,000 years ago than it is now, which may ... Read more...

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Cave bears went extinct due to climate change 27,800 years ago


December 9th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): New analyses have suggested that climate change was responsible for the extinction of the cave bears, 27,800 years ago.Weighing up to 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds), cave bears ... Read more...

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Cape town stakes claim as birthplace of modern man


October 27th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Oct 27 (ANI): The southern Cape town of South Africa has been singled out by an anthropologist as the most likely birthplace of modern humans - thanks, at least ... Read more...

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Ancient shores were full of more slithering creatures than previously thought


September 26th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 26 (ANI): New fossils of the first land animals have revealed that ancient shores, 500 million years ago, were alive with more crawling, slithering creatures than anyone previously thought. ... Read more...

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DNA based evidence reveals Neanderthal face


September 18th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): Artists, working along with scientists, have created the first model of a Neanderthal based in part on ancient DNA evidence, and have named her as Wilma, after ... Read more...

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Previously unknown extinct species had large teeth on roof of mouth


September 12th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Paleontologists have found a previously unknown extinct amphibious predator species in Antarctica that had large teeth on the roof of its mouth.The species, named Kryostega collinsoni, is ... Read more...

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Great white shark bite hardest of them all today


August 6th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) The great white shark possesses the most lethal and formidable bite of any existing species, according to a new study. Researchers calculated that the bite force of its ... 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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Our bodies use ancient defence mechanism to fight retrovirus


July 22nd, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study has found evidence that our ancestors fought against an ancient retrovirus with a defence mechanism that our bodies still use today.Researchers at Rockefeller University ... Read more...

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Tibetan Plateaus towering elevations due to major tectonic changes 2-3 mln yrs back


June 12th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that major tectonic changes on the Tibetan Plateau may have caused it to attain its towering present-day elevations, rendering it inhospitable to ... Read more...

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