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Here`s how diet helped us evolve

A new study has revealed how diet helped shape our evolution.

Blind walking fish that offers insight to evolution - Watch!

Blind walking fish that offers insight to evolution - Watch!

Researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology discovered the amazing creature - a blind walking fish - inside a cave in Thailand.

Culture, technology-sharing helped us evolve

Contact between cultures has been vital to the survival and development of our common ancestors Homo sapiens.  

Complex animals evolved earlier than thought

Scientists had long suspected that complex animals existed before then but till now they had no proof.

Female butterflies mimic warning signs better than males: Study

Female butterflies mimic warning signs better than males: Study

What surprised the researchers was that the underside of the wings were closer mimics that the upper side.

Our ancestors' diet shifted much earlier than thought

Our ancestors made the shift from a diet based on trees and shrubs to grass-based foods -- that include not only grasses and their roots, but also insects or animals that ate grass -- roughly 400,000 years earlier than experts previously thought, says new research.

Scientists observe evolution in real time!

Scientists observe evolution in real time!

Dismissing the common perception that evolution happens only over time, a team of US researchers says they have observed an episode of evolution happening under their nose.

Critters, not catastrophe, caused Earth's first mass extinction

A new study has given out the evidence that world's first known mass extinction, which took place about 540 million years ago, had a more subtle cause: evolution itself.

Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

A 260-million-year-old fossil species found in South Africa's Karoo basin has shed new light on the murky origins of turtles.

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution: Study

A new study of fossils has revealed that the human body has gone through four main stages of evolution.

Climate change helped dogs evolve too

A study of North American dog fossils as old as 40 million years suggests that the evolutionary path of whole groups of predators can be a direct consequence of climate change.

Wikipedia info on global warming unreliable: Study

Wikipedia info on global warming unreliable: Study

Wikipedia entries on politically controversial scientific topics such as global warming can be unreliable due to information sabotage.

Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others

Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others

Eating meat may have kick-started the evolution of bigger brains, but carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form of cooked starchy foods together with evolution of genes that increased our ability to digest starch made us smarter.

Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Challenging prevalent theories, a new study suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our Homo sapiens species) may not have been larger than their ancestors in the hominin species.

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.