Small jump in oxygen drove animal evolution on Earth

It may have taken less oxygen to trigger the appearance of complex life forms on Earth than previously thought, according to a new study.

Newly discovered ''four-legged'' fossil sheds light on snakes' evolution

Scientist have found four-legged fossil of a snake that suggests that the slithery creatures may have evolved from burrowing ancestors.

'Map Of Life' predicts extraterrestrial life

 Extraterrestrials resembling humans should have evolved on other Earth-like planets, a study on convergent evolution says.

Single-celled predator evolves human-like 'eye'

 A single-celled marine plankton evolved a miniature version of a multi-cellular eye, possibly to help see its prey better, new research shows.

Evolution is 'unpredictable and irreversible'

 A recent study has shown that evolution is unpredictable and irreversible.

Humans' common ancestors may have had tentacles around 600m years ago

A new study has revealed that humans' common ancestors reportedly had tentacles around 600 million years ago.

Fossils of million stars may help unravel formation, evolution of galaxies
Fossils of million stars may help unravel formation, evolution of galaxies

Researchers have revealed that Archaeology of millions of stars may help in unraveling galaxies' evolution and formation.

Bats take milliseconds to take decisions
Bats take milliseconds to take decisions

Bats can make ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey or even call off the attack and it just takes milliseconds, a new study has found.

'Time Tree of Life' sheds new light on evolution

Researchers from Philadelphia-based Temple University, including an Indian-origin scientist, have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, revealing that life has been expanding at a constant rate.

How brain adapts to fast-changing world
How brain adapts to fast-changing world

Our ability to respond to the challenges of the fast-changing world comes from our brains' ability to flexibly combine and repurpose the neural resources that evolution has provided us, researchers report.

Animals evolved toward larger size over time

Does evolution follow certain rules? For at least one important biological trait - body size - the answer is yes, new research suggests.

Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago
Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago, suggests a new study that pushes back the origin of life on our planet a further billion years.

Hearing may have evolved over 300 million years ago
Hearing may have evolved over 300 million years ago

A new study has found that the early terrestrial vertebrates were able to hear 300 million years ago, even when there was no tympanic middle ear development.

Evolutionary goal of Ebola virus is to become 'more lethal'

 A new study has revealed that the evolutionary goal of Ebola virus is to become "more lethal."

Snakes may not have evolved as previously thought: Study

 Researchers have found that snakes may not have evolved the way it was thought previously as they found that their vertebral bones are similar to those found in the backbone of four-legged lizards.

New insights into human nervous system's evolution
New insights into human nervous system's evolution

Biologists at Heidelberg University announced Tuesday that nerve cell centralisation does begin in multicellular animals.

Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too
Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Art and culture can revolutionise men's thinking: Eve Ensler
Art and culture can revolutionise men's thinking: Eve Ensler

Noted activist and Tony Award Winning Playwright Eve Ensler today said art and culture can transform human conscious specially of men to stop crime against women.

New 'inside-out' theory, the alternative view of how complex life came to be

A new "inside-out" theory has suggested an alternate path which led to the evolution of complex life on Earth.

Wars helped humans evolve as team workers

 Devastating though they are, wars have taught humans to collaborate with people they are not related to and solve problems requiring high intelligence, finds new research.