'Walking fish' unveil mystery of human evolution on land 400m yrs ago

A new study has explained how 'walking fishes' walked on land and helped humans evolve about 400 million years ago.

Scientists rewrite human evolution timeline

Scientists have synthesized a new theory that the traits that have allowed humans to adapt and thrive in a variety of varying climate conditions evolved in Africa gradually and at separate times.

How will humans look in future?

Will humans develop gigantic heads and scrawny bodies as depicted in some films?

Homo antecessors may have walked Earth 900,000 years ago

Researchers have claimed that the sediment of Gran Dolina, where the first remains of Homo antecessor were discovered in 1994, is about 900,000 years old.

Europeans got lighter skin only 7,000 years ago?

Debunking the theory that lighter skin gradually arose in Europeans nearly 40,000 years ago, new research has revealed that it evolved much recently -- only 7,000 years ago.

`Human evolution likely led to rise of religion`

A team of researchers have found that brain interactions were different between religious and non-religious subjects.

Humans are `pig-chimp hybrids`, claims researcher

A leading geneticist has claimed that human beings are the result of a cross breed between a pig and a chimp.

Music can reveal ancient human history too

Music can reveal previously hidden clues about the ancient human history, according to researchers.

Stone-tipped spears predate human existence by 85,000 yrs

The remains of the world`s oldest known stone-tipped throwing spears are so ancient that they actually predate the earliest known fossils for our species by 85,000 years.

Hominin not ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans: Study

A new study suggests that no known hominin is ancestor to the Neanderthals or modern humans.

Violence in primitive human society not driven by war

Violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts and not from large-scale battles, researchers have suggested.

Climate Change fuelled ancient human cultural innovation

Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations.

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes"?

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes" that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?

Fossil of great ape provides insights into human evolution

The fossil specimen of an ape skeleton, which was unearthed in Spain in 2002, has been assigned to a new genus and species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus.

`Humanity`s closest ancestor was pigeon-toed`

A part-human and part-ape-like creature that existed two million years ago in South Africa, had a pigeon-toed gait, human-like front teeth, and was an able climber, new research has found.

Neanderthal fossils found in Greek cave

Scientists have discovered 14 specimens of Neanderthal remains, including bones of children and adults, in a cave in Greece.

Human evolution influences gambling decisions

New research from an international team of scientists may help explain why some treatment options for problem gamblers often don`t work.

Sweat mutation may have helped humans colonise Asia

A single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, according to researchers.

Fossil suggests Eastern Europe was an important pathway in human evolution

A new look at a fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development.

Doubt cast over long-held theories of human evolution

A new analysis of the past 12 million years of vegetation change in the cradle of humanity is challenging long-held beliefs about the world in which our ancestors took shape - and, by extension, the impact it had on them.