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Explained: What a skull tells us about human evolution

While 3.2-million-year-old Lucy belonged to a species of hominins (which include humans and their ancestors) called Australopithecus afarensis, the newly investigated skull belongs to the older species Australopithecus anamensis.

How cheese shaped human evolution

20,000 years back, no adult could digest milk. But now, thanks to the interesting role cheese played in shaping our evolution, we can sit back and enjoy our dairy - be it a bucket of ice cream, melting cheese on top of a pizza or a buttered toast.


We must make science accessible to people in their own languages, says principal scientific adviser to GoI

VijayRaghavan, who took charge last week, is a chemical engineer and molecular biologist, a Padma Shri winner, and former director of National Centre for Biological Sciences.

13,000-year-old human footprints discovered off Canadian coast

This finding adds to the growing body of evidence supporting the hypothesis that humans used a coastal route to move from Asia to North America during the last ice age.

Monkeys and humans share gazing behaviour: Study

Humans and monkeys have the same ancestors. But, now, it looks like the two can very well get into a staring game together.

Watch: The evolution of man's face over 6 million years, in under 2 mins

A Yale Press video shows the evolution of man's face over 6 mn yrs by paleoartist John Gurche.


Why females live longer than males

Researchers from the University of Exeter in Britain found that male flies die earlier than their female counterparts.

2013: The year in science

Some time in the recent past,technology became far more marketable than science.

Women find men with deep voices more attractive

The study offers insight into the evolution of the human voice and how people choose mates.

Meteorite craters played key role in evolution

'Heat generated by an asteroid impact took at least several hundred thousand years to dissipate.'