A new study has explained how 'walking fishes' walked on land and helped humans evolve about 400 million years ago.
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.
Will humans develop gigantic heads and scrawny bodies as depicted in some films?
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.
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.
A team of researchers have found that brain interactions were different between religious and non-religious subjects.
A leading geneticist has claimed that human beings are the result of a cross breed between a pig and a chimp.
Music can reveal previously hidden clues about the ancient human history, according to researchers.
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.
A new study suggests that no known hominin is ancestor to the Neanderthals or modern humans.
Violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts and not from large-scale battles, researchers have suggested.
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" that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?
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.
A part-human and part-ape-like creature that existed two million years ago in South Africa, had a pigeon-toed gait, human-like front teeth, and was an able climber, new research has found.
Scientists have discovered 14 specimens of Neanderthal remains, including bones of children and adults, in a cave in Greece.
New research from an international team of scientists may help explain why some treatment options for problem gamblers often don`t work.
A single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, according to researchers.
A new look at a fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development.
A new analysis of the past 12 million years of vegetation change in the cradle of humanity is challenging long-held beliefs about the world in which our ancestors took shape - and, by extension, the impact it had on them.
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Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014