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Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings

Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:04

A new study claims that only 8.2 percent of our DNA actually does some significant work.

`Oxygen fluctuations stalled life on earth`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:53

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

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.

Scientists rewrite human evolution timeline

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:13

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:06

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:08

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

Earth`s crust movement not constant over time, shows study

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:58

In what could provide a new explanation for the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models, researchers have found that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth`s crust may not be constant over time.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:17

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.

Dino fossil proves humans lived alongside dinosaurs

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 12:17

The Australian man, who is building a Noah`s ark in America, is set to unveil a dinosaur fossil named "Ebenezer", which he says proves that humans lived alongside dinosaurs.

How will humans look in future?

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 21:42

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

Revealed: How dinosaurs shrunk into birds

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:29

Dinosaurs are not extinct, go tell this to your kids. There are about 10,000 species alive today - in the form of birds!

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:18

Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth`s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the Pacific Ocean, a new study suggests.