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.

In a first, butterfly wing colours changed in lab

In groundbreaking work, scientists have changed the colour of butterfly wings - the first such structural change in an animal by influencing evolution.

How feminine face evolved over ages

If you witness more feminine faces and gentler personalities around you, do not be surprised. A study has revealed that society advanced when people started being nicer to each other, which entails having a little less testosterone in action.

Giant asteroids` `smashing impact` helped evolution on Earth

A new study has found that giant asteroids` smashing the Earth`s surface around 4 to 4.5 billion years ago, actually helped in its growth.

How do you make a bird? Shrink a dinosaur for 50 million years

Large flesh-eating dinosaurs evolved into small flying birds, but it did not happen overnight.

`Oxygen fluctuations stalled life on earth`

Know why life on earth stalled for more than a billion years after making the first appearance 2.3 billion years ago? It was because of massive oxygen fluctuations that brought a billion-year hiatus called "boring billion" in evolution.

Birds did not evolve from dinosaurs: Study

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

Electric eel`s genome reveal how fishes with electric organs evolved

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the electric eel, which has revealed how fishes with electric organs evolved six times in the history of life to produce electricity outside of their bodies.

How rare chance events influence evolution

How much does our evolution depend on chance mutations? Quite a lot, say scientists.

Movements of continents speeding up after slow `middle age`:Study

Two recent studies have revealed that that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth`s crust may not be constant over time, which provides a new explanation for the patterns observed in the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models.