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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species


February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Babies’ learning abilities more powerful than best computers


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study claims that young babies have learning abilities that can outperform even scientists and the most advanced computers.'Our research shows that even the youngest babies have ... Read more...

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Big babies shape up the early human societies


January 11th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comparatively the human species gives birth to the biggest babies among all the primates. That remains a fact but an anthropologist in Boston believes that he has ... Read more...

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The guide to ‘Colonizing the Red Planet’


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A manned mission to Mars would be the greatest adventure in the history of the human race and one man has penned a book on how to make ... Read more...

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Fossils show mysterious human species lived 30,000 years ago


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A mysterious new species of the human beings which lived alongside our ancestors 30,000 years ago has been discovered by the scientists. The cavemen, called Denisovans, were identified ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, Orang-utans too can perform “pantomimes”


August 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): Orang-utans have been caught on camera performing "pantomimes", behaviours that are exclusive to humans.Non-human great apes such as orang-utans and chimpanzees were already known to display meaningful gestures. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth as the future is in space


August 10th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has reportedly asked all the people on Earth to abandon it, as he steadfastly believes that the future is in space, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why drug users become addicts


June 25th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A typical drug user's transition to addiction could result from a persistent impairment of synaptic plasticity in a key structure of the brain, suggests a new French study. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘60 Minutes’ Of CBS Examines Whether Extinct Species Could Reemerge Via DNA


May 31st, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It is hard to visualize that 10,000 years ago, in the North American region, there existed gigantic mammals that are now the material of ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Empathy, violence share similar brain circuits


April 10th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Just as the human species could be considered the most violent, since they are capable of serial killings, genocide and other atrocities, they are also the most empathetic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Child’s fossil could be missing link between man and ape


April 4th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) A two-million-year-old skeleton of a child, discovered in South Africa, could be the missing link between apes and humans, and may lead to the history of human evolution ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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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Darwin’s genetic history suggests he came from a long line of adventurers


February 5th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): The genetic history of Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, has been analyzed to reveal that the scientist comes from a long line of adventurers, his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vampire squid can turn itself “inside out” to avoid predators


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A video footage has revealed that the vampire squid can turn itself "inside out" to avoid predators.According to a report in National Geographic News, the video was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Modern’ living was invented by Homo Erectus, not Homo Sapiens


January 14th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Modern living may have originated roughly 500,000 years earlier than it is believed and was actually invented by Homo Erectus-our hairy, heavy-browed ancestor species- and not the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Castro praises Obama’s `courageous’ stand on climate change


September 24th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 24 (EFE) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has praised US President Barack Obama for taking a "courageous" stand on climate change, but added it was not right that Obama tried ... Read more...

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Scientists may have discovered Homo sapiens’ oldest known trackways in Tanzania


September 16th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): A team of researchers from the Appalachian State University, US, is investigating in Tanzania, East Africa, what may represent the oldest known and best-preserved trackways of modern humans ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lake Ballinger Island: BBQ Party Causes Fire


July 31st, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by GD
One wonders when the nature will be spared by the repeated onslaught by the human species. The recent news of the blazing fire that broke out in the middle of Lake Ballinger ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Human species could have killed Neanderthal man


July 21st, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The wound that killed a Neanderthal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the kind modern humans used but Neanderthals did ... Read more...

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Now Go Green To Make Earth Green Again


June 19th, 2009 - 2:50 am ICT by GD
It is high time that people all over the world realize that they have a moral responsibility towards their home planet as the creatures inhabiting on the Earth. Human beings are ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fire an integral part of global climate change, say scientists


April 24th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that fire must be accounted for as an integral part of global climate change.The study identifies significant contributions of fire to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secrets of unconditional love unravelled


April 12th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): The reason why you immeasurably care for a person without any thought of reward is one of science's biggest mystery. Now, researchers at Montreal University claim that they ... Read more...

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‘Jaws of steel’ helped primitive man crack hard nuts, seeds


February 4th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Our ancestors, going back 2.5 million years, had jaws of steel with which they cracked open hard nuts and objects, unlike human species today with much more delicate ... Read more...

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700,000 yr old Qatar settlement may be oldest organised human community ever found


June 24th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, June 24 (ANI): Danish archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric settlement in Qatar, which they believe may be over 700,000 years old, making it the oldest organised human community ever found.According ... Read more...

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Great apes can plan for the future


June 19th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Just like humans, apes also have the capabilities of planning for their future, according to a Swedish study. Mathias and Helena Osvath of Lund University Cognitive Science claim ... Read more...

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Neanderthals big mouths allowed them to take extremely large bites


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that Neanderthals had big mouths that they were able to open unusually wide.The study was carried out by Yoel Rak, a professor ... Read more...

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Spanish discovery sheds light on early humans in Europe


March 29th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
By Sinikka Tarvainen Madrid, March 29 (DPA) More than a million years ago, a group of early humans lived in a cave in a lush green area in northern Spain, making stone tools ... Read more...

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‘Jumping gene’ may boost premature aging syndrome


March 21st, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington have identified a fusion protein that may contribute to Cockayne syndrome (CS), a devastating disease characterized by developmental defects, neurodegeneration, severe ... Read more...

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Are we meant to cheat on our mates?


March 20th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Men and women are often caught cheating on their spouses. Now, a new research has raised the question whether humans are supposed to be monogamous at the ... Read more...

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Gene loss contributes to human evolution


December 14th, 2007 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14(ANI): Researchers at the University of California has found that the loss of genes has contributed to the evolution of the human species. The study led by Biomolecular engineering professor David ... Read more...

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IPCC, Al Gore awarded with Nobel Peace Prize


December 10th, 2007 - 11:13 pm ICT by admin
Oslo, Dec 10 (ANI): Chairman of the U N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri and former US Vice President Al Gore on Monday were awarded with the coveted Nobel ... Read more...

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Tuberculosis is 500,000-years-old


December 7th, 2007 - 6:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have found that Tuberculosis is 500,000-years-old.They have found the most ancient evidence of the disease in a 500,000-year-old human fossil ... Read more...

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