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Birds did not evolve from dinosaurs: Study

Birds did not evolve from dinosaurs: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:24

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

Human ancestors had Neanderthal like `inner ear`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:13

In a re-examination of a 100,000-year-old early human skull, researchers have found the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neanderthals.

New Zealand`s kiwi no Australian immigrant, but African

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 18:08

New Zealanders were relieved Friday when new DNA research ruled out a connection between their iconic kiwi and birds native to rival Australia - but instead threw up an even bigger surprise as to the origins of the national mascot.

Our ancestors took alcohol, drugs during rituals: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 17:48

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:40

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

Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica!

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:48

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.

Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:21

Thought couch potatoes are the product of a modern lifestyle? They may have evolved 7,000 years ago!

Human ancestors may have lived with dinosaurs millions of years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:14

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.

Chimp ancestors may have learned to make friends 6 mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 12:41

A new research has found that the ability to form friendship with people like oneself was there in ancestors of chimpanzees and humans.

Language your ancestors spoke in 2,500 BC revealed

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 21:48

A linguist has been able to recreate a proto-Indo-European (PIE) language that was spoken between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C.

Residents to pay respect to ancestors during pitru paksha

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 17:27

Pitru paksha, the period when Hindus offer respect to their ancestors starts on Friday and will continue till October 4. Also known as Mahalaya Paksha, the fortnight is meant to please one’s departed ancestors and it holds much importance among all communities.

Most common male and female ancestors lived around same time

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 15:17

First full-chromosome sequencing effort has found that most recent male and female common ancestors lived around the same time.