Ancestor

Another species of 'modern humans' existed along with 'Lucy' 3.5 million years ago

A new study has examined that humans have a new ancestor i.e. a new hominin species called Australopithecus deyiremeda that most probably lived at the same time as the "Lucy" species in Ethiopia.

May 28, 2015, 16:29 PM IST
Ben Affleck reveals name of his slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck reveals name of his slave-owning ancestor

Actor-director Ben Affleck has taken to Twitter to name his long-deceased relative, who owned slaves.

Apr 24, 2015, 08:41 AM IST

Humans may have mastered using fire 350,000 years ago

A new study has shed light on an Israeli cave that has given few hints about when humans mastered fire.

Dec 13, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

Mystery of last universal common ancestor solved

Scientists have solved a four billion-year-old mystery surrounding the one common ancestor of all life on Earth.

Aug 13, 2014, 16:56 PM IST

How rare chance events influence evolution

How much does our evolution depend on chance mutations? Quite a lot, say scientists.

Jun 21, 2014, 12:08 PM IST

Sacred lotus bears closest resemblance to ancestor of flowering plants

A team of researchers has reported that they have sequenced the sacred lotus genome, and the results offer insight into the heart of some of its mysteries.

May 11, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

Gwyneth Paltrow cries after learning of ancestor’s miracle

Gwyneth Paltrow wept on a television show when she discovered that her great-great-great grandfather was `a miracle worker` who apparently saved a town from being consumed by a fire.

Apr 03, 2011, 20:16 PM IST

Ancestor of Triceratops

The giant-horned dinosaur Ojoceratops fowleri is apparently the ancestor of Triceratops.

Jun 17, 2010, 09:01 AM IST

All modern life on Earth originated from common ancestor

All life on Earth in today’s date must have stemmed from a common ancestor rather than multiple sources.

May 17, 2010, 13:00 PM IST

Possible new human ancestor found in Siberia

Genetic material pulled from a pinky finger bone found in a Siberian cave shows a new and unknown type of pre-human lived alongside modern humans and Neanderthals, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2010, 13:04 PM IST

Hunt on for Michelle’s slave-owning white ancestor: The Australian

In the suburbs of Atlanta and the family histories of 19th-century slave owners, the hunt was on yesterday for the identity of a white man who was Michelle Obama`s great-great-great-grandfather.

Oct 09, 2009, 11:41 AM IST

Mother of humanity

The story of humankind is reaching back another million years.

Oct 02, 2009, 18:07 PM IST