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Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

A caesarean section, also known as c-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

We evolved 3 times faster post dinosaur extinction

We evolved 3 times faster post dinosaur extinction

According to a new study, our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years.

Environment has extensively shaped human brain

Environment has extensively shaped human brain

These findings could also have important implications regarding human susceptibility to degenerative diseases.

Stone tools existed 800,000 years earlier than thought

Stone tools existed 800,000 years earlier than thought

Marks on two 3.4 million-year-old animal bones found at an Ethiopian site were not caused by trampling but by tools made of stone.

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.

Compassion predates intelligence in early humans

Early humans developed kindness, compassion and a sense of beauty long before the emergence of intelligence, a new study has claimed.

Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study

Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study

 Dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed to North America, a new large-scale study suggests.

Dogs migrated to the Americas after humans

Dogs migrated to the Americas after humans

Dogs may have first migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants reached North America, new research, involving an Indian-origin anthropologist, has found.

'Walking fish' unveil mystery of human evolution on land 400m yrs ago

A new study has explained how 'walking fishes' walked on land and helped humans evolve about 400 million years ago.

Scientists rewrite human evolution timeline

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.

How will humans look in future?

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

Homo antecessors may have walked Earth 900,000 years ago

Researchers have claimed that the sediment of Gran Dolina, where the first remains of Homo antecessor were discovered in 1994, is about 900,000 years old.

Europeans got lighter skin only 7,000 years ago?

Debunking the theory that lighter skin gradually arose in Europeans nearly 40,000 years ago, new research has revealed that it evolved much recently -- only 7,000 years ago.

`Human evolution likely led to rise of religion`

A team of researchers have found that brain interactions were different between religious and non-religious subjects.

Humans are `pig-chimp hybrids`, claims researcher

A leading geneticist has claimed that human beings are the result of a cross breed between a pig and a chimp.

Music can reveal ancient human history too

Music can reveal previously hidden clues about the ancient human history, according to researchers.

Stone-tipped spears predate human existence by 85,000 yrs

The remains of the world`s oldest known stone-tipped throwing spears are so ancient that they actually predate the earliest known fossils for our species by 85,000 years.

Hominin not ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans: Study

A new study suggests that no known hominin is ancestor to the Neanderthals or modern humans.

Violence in primitive human society not driven by war

Violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts and not from large-scale battles, researchers have suggested.