human evolution

Gene duplication gave humans powerful brain


May 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The genetic changes that account for the bulk of differences between humans and primates boils down to a single factor - gene duplication, which gave us ... Read more...

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Flesh eating helped humans spread globally


April 19th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 19 (IANS) When early humans turned flesh eaters, the diet allowed women to wean babies earlier and have more children, culminating in the species' global spread, a study ... Read more...

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Climate change - a blessing in disguise!


November 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Periods when the earth cooled or warmed have always boosted human evolution by forcing man to adapt to changing conditions and allowing migration. Climate change not ... Read more...

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Two million year old skeletons discovered


November 18th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two skeletons, nearly two million years old, still seem to bear a coating of skin on their bare bones which would provide scientists a unique insight ... Read more...

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Man cooked food on fire far earlier than originally thought


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Cooking food with fire may date back two million years, far earlier than originally thought, a study suggests.According to the research, there is evidence that this ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

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Men better at watching, hearing


July 1st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Men often take less time parking their cars and have less trouble than women in navigating in a new city -- showing they excel in what ... Read more...

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Hounded by office stares - someone maybe gossipping about you


May 20th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Do you wonder why your colleagues keep staring at you? Lingering stares in office may be a sign that you are being targeted by malicious gossip ... Read more...

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Four new species discovered may shed light on human evolution


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The discovery of four individuals of a new species could shed light on human evolution.The discovery of the new species of early human, Australopithecus sediba by South African ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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Scientific institute to study yetis to be opened in Siberia


March 24th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A scientific institute to study yetis is to be opened in Siberia.The regional government's education and science department said the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo in western Siberia ... Read more...

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Major selective sweeps did not drive human evolution, says study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that selective sweeps, which were thought to drive human evolution, may not have done so. In fact, such events may have been rare, ... Read more...

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Experts suggest ancient fossils ‘not human ancestors but extinct cousins’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Biological anthropologists from the George Washington University and the New York University have questioned the claims that several prominent fossil discoveries made in the last decade are our ... Read more...

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‘Lucy’ walked on two feet with human ancestors 3.2 mn-yrs ago


February 11th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that 'Lucy' or Australopithecus afarensis, a species that lived more than three million years ago, walked on two feets just like Homo Sapiens.The ... Read more...

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Teeth, tools found in Israeli cave shed new light on human origin


January 28th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A recent discovery of tools and teeth belonging to prehistoric men in an Israeli cave could shed new light on the theory of human origins.Israeli archaeologist Ran Barkai ... Read more...

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Life expectancy for ‘early modern and late archaic humans was same’


January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found that the life expectancy was probably the same for early modern and late archaic humans.Erik Trinkaus examined ... Read more...

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Humans first covered their nakedness 170,000 years ago


January 7th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A research suggests that humans first covered their nakedness some 170,000 years ago, something which helped them move out of Africa. Research by David Reed, investigator at Florida ... Read more...

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Lice DNA shows humans started wearing clothes about 170,000yrs ago


January 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study following the evolution of lice has revealed that modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate ... Read more...

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400,000-yr-old remains show ‘humans evolved from Middle East, not Africa’


December 28th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): A new discovery of 400,000-yr-old human remains has raised doubts as to whether the first humans evolved out of Africa, as the popular theory goes, or elsewhere.Archaeologists from ... Read more...

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Thriving rodent population in prehistoric Africa could shed light on human evolution


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Rodents have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, they flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them ... Read more...

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Differences in human and Neanderthal brains set in first year of life


November 9th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): The difference between brains of newborn humans and Neanderthals takes shape specifically in the first year of life, a new study has suggested.The brains of newborn humans and ... Read more...

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Scientists make second critical advance in muscular dystrophy research


October 29th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.In August 2010, an international ... Read more...

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Oz fossil discovery offers clues on human evolution


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 23 (ANI): Aussie scientists have unveiled a cast of the nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus sediba- a first time discovery that could be called as one of the most important ... Read more...

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Crows’ major energy intake comes from tool-derived food


September 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a substantial amount of the crows' energy intake comes from tool-derived food, highlighting the nutritional significance of their remarkable tool-use skills.Tool use is ... Read more...

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Humans hunted for meat with stone tools a million years earlier than believed


August 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): The Swiss Army Knife and the Big Mac is not as recent as it was thought, for scientists have found evidence that human ancestors were using stone tools ... Read more...

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Caring for pets shaped human evolution: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Dogs, cats, cows and other domesticated animals may have been vital to human evolution, a new theory suggests.The uniquely human habit of taking in and employing animals ... Read more...

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“60 Minutes” Showcases Two Million Year Old Fossil, A New Link To Human Evolution


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new series to be broadcast on "60 minutes" may change the human perception of the human evolutionary system. Often, the most frequently asked question by ... Read more...

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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...

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Why humans have no fur


June 12th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Atmospheric heat might explain why humans lost their fur and developed an upright and slim posture.A theory suggests that if our ancestors lived somewhere really hot, it would ... Read more...

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Long history of SIV indicates HIV won’t quickly become benign in humans


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists have found that the non-disease causing monkey version of HIV, called SIV, is older than previously believed-a finding that indicates it may take a long time for ... Read more...

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Monkey version of HIV older than previously believed


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): SIV, the HIV-like virus that infects monkeys is at least 100,000 if not millions of years old, according to scientists.The vast age of the monkey virus, which does ... Read more...

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Is 2-million-year-old African fossil the missing link in human evolution?


April 9th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): Suggestions that the newly found hominin fossils in South Africa represent a transitional species in human evolution have created a furore among researchers.A team from the University of ... Read more...

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Earth’s Age Evolution; Student Expertise Matters


March 14th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Minnesota, Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent study in the journal "Evolution" depicts how high school brains who knows Earth's age to be somewhere round 4.5 billion years will be at ... Read more...

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Students who understand Earth’s geological are more likely to accept human evolution


March 11th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): A new study has determined that high school and college students who understand the geological age of the Earth (4.5 billion years) are much more likely to understand and ... Read more...

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Claimed “missing link” between humans and early primates refuted by scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): New research work by scientists has indicated that a fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible "missing link" between humans and early primates is actually a ... Read more...

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