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It’s natural for girls to play with dolls and boys to like guns


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Girls like to play with dolls and boys love guns because they're programmed to do so, not due to social conditioning, suggests a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

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Cooked food helped humans evolve bigger brains: Study


July 17th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that cooked food is the reason behind humans' big brains.According to one controversial evolutionary theory, early humans developed a taste for cooked food around ... Read more...

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Sharing comes naturally to apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sharing is a behaviour which kindergarten teachers and day care workers hold up as an ideal to be followed by pupils and patients alike. But for our ape ... Read more...

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Cooking is what made us human, says expert


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Richard Wrangham, professor of anthropology at Harvard University, argues that cooking is the major factor in human evolution.In his book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, ... Read more...

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Invention of cooking drove humans to evolutionary heights


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) The invention of cooking, even more than agriculture or the advent of tools, is what drove humanity to civilisational and evolutionary heights. Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, ... Read more...

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Cooking may have given humans edge over apes by reducing energy cost of eating


February 14th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science''s annual meeting in Chicago this week suggested that cooking gave humans an evolutionary edge over ... Read more...

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Key impact hunters among male chimpanzees initiate hunting


February 2nd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has indicated that chimpanzees are likely to hunt only when key males among the species, known as impact hunters, are present in the group.According ... Read more...

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