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.

Dino fossil proves humans lived alongside dinosaurs

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.

Revealed: How dinosaurs shrunk into birds

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

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.

Neanderthals carried more copies of potentially detrimental mutations

Scientists have revealed that Neanderthals carried more copies of mutations that would alter the amino acid makeup of proteins than modern humans possess, which suggests that their populations across Eurasia were likely small and isolated.

Men`s beard fashions guided by evolution

Men`s beard fashions may be guided by Darwinian selection, according to a new study.