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Oldest footprints of humans in Europe unearthed

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 17:21

In a major find, archaeologists have discovered oldest human footprints in Europe - pressed into the mud more than 800,000 years ago.

Wolves understand one another more closely than dogs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 16:06

Despite being closely related, wolves and dogs are completely different.

300,000-year-old hearth used for cooking discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:33

A team of Israeli scientists have recently discovered in the Qesem Cave, the earliest evidence of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period.

Far East`s rainforests shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:36

Researchers have shown that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.

Learn how humans walk

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:16

Humans have been walking on earth for over a million years and researchers are now close to figuring out how they do it.

Like humans, way to chimpanzees` hearts also through stomachs

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:57

Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding human`s ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human`s extraordinary biological success.

Humans not influencing all extreme weather events

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:41

A new research has revealed that although climate change likely had little impact on the lack of precipitation in the Central US, it did account for about 35 per cent of the extreme warmth experienced in the Eastern US between March and May.

Humans live longer than other mammals because of slow metabolic rate

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:19

A new study has shown that humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, suggesting that these remarkably slow metabolisms explain why humans and other primates grow up so slowly and live such long lives.

Discovery of hyoid bone in Neanderthals’ suggest they could speak like humans

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 14:26

A new study conducted on Neanderthal fossil unearthed in 1989 suggest that they had ability to speak like humans.

Humans evolved agile hands much earlier than thought

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 20:03

Humans may have evolved dexterous hands around half a million years earlier than previously thought, discovery of a 1.42-million-year-old bone fossil in Kenya suggests.

Neanderthals buried their dead: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:53

A team of archaeologists have concluded that Neanderthals, forerunners to modern humans, buried their dead.

Early humans looked after their nutrition and security

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:48

Researchers have claimed 300,000 years before the emergence of anatomically modern humans, prehistoric people chose to predominantly live on islands in the flood plains of major rivers.