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Human ancestor `Nutcracker Man` lived on tiger nuts 2 mln yrs ago

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:42

An Oxford University study has found that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts, which are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today.

Worm-like sea creature identified as ‘earliest human ancestor’

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 13:44

Scientists have confirmed that a two-inch-long, worm-like sea creature is the ancestor of all vertebrate life forms.