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.

New 'Tree of life' puts turtles next to dinosaurs
New 'Tree of life' puts turtles next to dinosaurs

Refuting the notion that turtles are most closely related to lizards and snakes, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences have now reconstructed a detailed “tree of life” linking turtles to dinosaurs.

Bug off: Scientists devise family tree of world's insects

They pollinate our flowers, vegetables and fruit. They spread deadly diseases. They flash in the summer night. They bore into the wood in our homes. And they serve as supper for birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals - including people.

Ebola's evolutionary ancient roots discovered
Ebola's evolutionary ancient roots discovered

A study discovered that filoviruses - a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative Marburg belong - are at least 16-23 million years old.

NASA selects seven teams to decode universe mysteries
NASA selects seven teams to decode universe mysteries

NASA has awarded nearly $50 million to seven research teams for studying the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself
Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveal new research.

Human sleep patterns evolved first in ocean?

The cells that control our rhythms of sleep and wakefulness may have first evolved in the ocean - hundreds of millions of years ago - in response to pressure to move away from the sun, shows a new study.

How 'birds' evolved from dinosaurs
How 'birds' evolved from dinosaurs

Scientists have found crucial information on how birds evolved with the help of most comprehensive dinosaur family tree ever.

Evolution of Human species linked to groundwater: Study

A new study shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been the key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.

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.

 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction
Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction
Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

Muscles in animals may have developed 560mn years ago

Researchers have discovered the fossil that comprised of bundles of fibers in a broadly four-fold symmetrical arrangement, suggesting the presence of animals with muscles 560 million years ago.

`Evolutionary misfit` fossil linked with modern animals

Researchers have linked one of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail - with a group of modern animals.