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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.

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?

Homo antecessors may have walked Earth 900,000 years ago

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:03

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?

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 16:25

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`

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:53

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

Humans are `pig-chimp hybrids`, claims researcher

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 16:29

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

Hominin not ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:52

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

Bird study sheds light on human speech-language development

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 12:36

A new study has shown for the first time how two tiny molecules regulate a gene implicated in speech and language impairments as well as autism disorders.

Violence in primitive human society not driven by war

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 12:50

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

Climate Change fuelled ancient human cultural innovation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:14

Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations.

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes"?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 11:09

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes" that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?

Fossil of great ape provides insights into human evolution

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 14:02

The fossil specimen of an ape skeleton, which was unearthed in Spain in 2002, has been assigned to a new genus and species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus.