Human evolution

Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

After excavating three new sites in southern Spain, over more than 10 years, the researchers discovered evidence of distinct Neanderthal materials dating from 37,000 years ago.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

The study compared the relative brain costs of 22 species.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonised Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Researchers have assumed up to now that the lineages diverged five to seven million years ago and that the first pre-humans developed in Africa.

May 24, 2017, 00:19 AM IST
Indian professor from Kerala claims he can prove Charles Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution' wrong! - Watch video

Indian professor from Kerala claims he can prove Charles Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution' wrong! - Watch video

An Indian professor from Kerala, Manoj Kumar P, has claimed that after 14 years of thorough research, he knows how the first cell was formed, which Darwin didn't.

May 22, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!

Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!

The cranium was found in 2014. Since the sediments containing the cranium at the Aroeira site were firmly cemented, the cranium was removed from the site in a large, solid block.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
From primitive ancestor to modern Homo sapiens: Seaweed is the secret to our evolution?

From primitive ancestor to modern Homo sapiens: Seaweed is the secret to our evolution?

Seaweed – large marine algae, or macroalgae – is also rich in vitamin B12, iodine and poly-unsaturated fatty-acids which are essential for brain development.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Feb 26, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!

Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!

They also found similar muscles in baboon tongues as human tongues which are key to our ability to make vowel sounds.

Jan 12, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
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.

Dec 07, 2016, 11:36 AM IST
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.

Jun 29, 2016, 15:46 PM IST
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.

Nov 17, 2015, 15:32 PM IST
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.

Aug 16, 2015, 13:50 PM IST
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.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:29 PM IST
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.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2015, 17:08 PM IST
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.

Jan 08, 2015, 17:11 PM IST
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.

Jan 08, 2015, 14:27 PM IST