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Modern humans would easily beat Neanderthals in a marathon


January 29th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): If humans were to be pitted against Neanderthals in a marathon, the former would win, says a new study.Having said that, Neanderthal bones were built for long-distance walking ... Read more...

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Why one should never arm-wrestle a saber-toothed tiger


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Researchers have found why saber-toothed tigers were a force to reckon with when it came to arm wrestling.A new study has revealed that saber-toothed cats-best known for their ... Read more...

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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...

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Ancient snake devoured dinosaur young in India


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) Ancient snakes in India fed on young dinosaurs. The remains of a fossil unearthed in 67-million-year-old sediments in Gujarat provide a rare glimpse of this unusual feeding ... Read more...

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Archaeologists trace millennium-old Maya culture


January 31st, 2010 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists in Mexico have claimed to have found a sarcophagus belonging to a nearly thousand-year-old Maya civilisation. The researchers at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina working in the ... Read more...

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Some early carnivores were built to walk on ground, not sit on trees


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A new research that has reworked the carnivore family tree has determined that some early carnivores were built to walk on the ground at least part of the ... Read more...

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European cavemen roasted birds 150,000 years ago


November 27th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A new study has found that although early modern humans and their predecessors in Europe were mostly big game hunters, but a pile of well-nibbled bird bones suggests ... Read more...

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2 mln yr old skulls rewrite history of humankind


September 9th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): Scientists have found a handful of ancient human skulls, dating back to about 1.8 million years ago, at an archaeological site two hours from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, ... Read more...

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Ancient Roman Christians liked eating fish


April 11th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A recent research on bones from the Roman catacombs has suggested that in ancient Rome, Christians preferred to eat a lot of fish, which indicates that the eating ... Read more...

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First birds used feathers for show, not flight


October 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): One of the oldest known dinosaur relatives of birds had bizarre anatomy, including long, ribbon-like tail feathers that suggest plumage may have first evolved for show rather ... Read more...

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Scientists put together a virtual model of an extinct lemur, large as a big baboon


July 29th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Researchers from Penn State University have used computed tomography (CT) technology to virtually glue newly-discovered skull fragments of a rare extinct lemur back into its partial skull, ... Read more...

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Fossil of rodent that weighed as much as a one-tonne truck discovered


January 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 16 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a fossil of a rodent in South America, which might be the largest rodent known to have existed.In a boulder on the southern coast ... Read more...

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