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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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. H Sancheti, who has created one with his invention, India first Indigenous Knee Implant. Dr.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Groundwater may have helped ancestors to thrive, evolve
Groundwater may have helped ancestors to thrive, evolve

A new study has revealed that the ability to find the new groundwater sources during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have helped ancient ancestors to survive and evolve as species.

Birds did not evolve from dinosaurs: Study

In what could alter the textbooks, researchers have declassified dinosaurs as being the great-great-grandparents of birds.

Our ancestors took alcohol, drugs during rituals: Study

It is not that our ancestors did not indulge in alcohol or drugs; they just maintained that the use of opium poppies and hallucinogenic mushrooms was to connect with the higher self.

DNA `Sat Nav` tells where your ancestors lived 1000 years ago

A new ground-breaking technique developed by scientists traces where your DNA was formed a millennium ago.

Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica!

If this information stands true, the history books have to be rewritten soon. According to scientists, some parts on the coldest region on our earth - Antartica - was as warm as today`s California coast.

Human ancestors may have lived with dinosaurs millions of years ago

A new study suggests that an ancestor of humans-albeit one that is at the root of our family tree-shared the planet with dinosaurs.