ancestors

Consuming food like our ancestors may boost health

Consuming food like our ancestors may boost health

Highly diverse and foods rich in nutrients can boost health to a certain extent.

Nov 03, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Our ancestors were high-flying acrobats

Our ancestors were high-flying acrobats

These first primates spent most of their time in the trees rather than on the ground, but just how nimble they were as they moved around in the treetops has been a topic of dispute.
 

Sep 12, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

The minister, who started a plantation drive here, said our ancestors handed over to "us a pure environment" along with some "principles of living" to protect it.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Our ancestors had powerful night-time vision

Mammals and reptiles share a common ancestor, with the earliest mammal-like animals appearing in the Late Triassic about 200 million years ago. 

Apr 21, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Here are 5 things that one must keep in mind during Shraaddha ritual

Here are 5 things that one must keep in mind during Shraaddha ritual

Here, we bring certain things that one must practice during Shraaddha 

Sep 18, 2016, 17:53 PM IST
Life was no picnic for our ancestors 1.8 million years ago

Life was no picnic for our ancestors 1.8 million years ago

Our human ancestors, who looked like a cross between apes and modern humans, had access to food, water and shady shelter at a site in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

Mar 10, 2016, 17:52 PM IST

Relax! No day nap or eight-hour sleep for our ancestors either

Our ancestors stayed up late into the evening, averaging less than 6.5 hours of sleep and rarely took naps.

Oct 16, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

2 million-years-old fossils reveal what our ancestors` hearing was like

Research into human fossils, dating back to approximately two million years ago, has revealed what our ancestors` hearing was like.

Sep 26, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Our ancestors' diet shifted much earlier than thought

Our ancestors made the shift from a diet based on trees and shrubs to grass-based foods -- that include not only grasses and their roots, but also insects or animals that ate grass -- roughly 400,000 years earlier than experts previously thought, says new research.

Sep 16, 2015, 21:27 PM IST
Our ancestors looked like a chimp or gorilla: Study

Our ancestors looked like a chimp or gorilla: Study

Examining the evolution of the human shoulder, researchers have determined that our ancestors looked more like a chimpanzee or gorilla than an orangutan or even a monkey.

Sep 09, 2015, 15:48 PM IST
My ancestors were criminals: Rebel Wilson

My ancestors were criminals: Rebel Wilson

Actress Rebel Wilson has revealed that her ancestors were shipped from Ireland to Australia because they were "criminals".

May 08, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Global warming linked to human migration into Europe: Study

Rising temperatures about 1.4 million years ago may have enabled the earliest humans to migrate to Europe, says a new study.

Apr 14, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

Dr Subhash Chandra show: How to leave behind a good legacy?

This week Dr. Subhash Chandra Show will be aired from DSK International Campus, Pune. Dr. Chandra spoke to 500 students addressing the subject of Legacy introducing Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. K.

Apr 04, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Our ancestors arrived much earlier than thought

A fossil lower jaw found in Ethiopia has pushed back evidence for the earliest human genus -- Homo -- to 2.8 million years ago, around 400,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Mar 06, 2015, 14:28 PM IST
415 m-yr-old two-faced fish shows our ancestors weren't shark-y

415 m-yr-old two-faced fish shows our ancestors weren't shark-y

A new research of a 415 million year-old fish skull has revealed that the last common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates, including humans, was not very shark-like.

Jan 13, 2015, 12:34 PM IST

Our ancestors had stronger bones, says study

Researchers have found that low-bone density is a modern phenomenon caused probably by humans' shift from a foraging lifestyle to a sedentary agricultural one.

Dec 26, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Ancestors hold clue to global food security

Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to a new research by the University of Sheffield.

Dec 12, 2014, 18:16 PM IST

One of mankind's most ancient lineages uncovered

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Penn State University have discovered one of modern-day human's ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes.

Dec 05, 2014, 21:32 PM IST

DNA reveals Neanderthals first mated with humans 50,000 years ago

A new study has examined the 45,000-year-old DNA from a Siberian man that has demonstrated that Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago.

Oct 23, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

Nearly 3.5 lakh Hindus pray for ancestors in Bihar

More than three lakh Hindu devotees have come to Bihar's Gaya town to perform "pind daan", a religious service for ancestors, officials said Thursday.

Sep 18, 2014, 13:05 PM IST