Human Evolution

Secret behind Easy High Altitude Adaptation of Tibetans Lies in their Genes

Secret behind Easy High Altitude Adaptation of Tibetans Lies in their Genes

A new study has unraveled the mystery behind ability of Tibetans to easily adapt to conditions at high altitudes. It was found by the study that genetic adaptations for life at high elevations originated in people related to contemporary Sherpa community about 30,000 years ago.

Population mixing attributed to transfer of these genes to more recent migrants from lower elevations. It was them amplified by the method of natural selection in the modern Tibetan gene pool.

At least 800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered

At least 800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered

In a study published in the journal PLOS One, a team of British researchers has accidentally discovered footprints on a beach of Norfolk, which as per them are the oldest human footprints in Europe.

The analysis of footprints gives an idea to researchers that they date back at least 800,000 years. They were likely made by five early humans comprising men, women and children moving to south.

Going as per the foot size, researchers have found them to be similar to those of Pioneer Man. This specie has gone extinct 600,000 years ago.

New Study Agrees to Charles Darwin’s Observation and Theories

New Study Agrees to Charles Darwin’s Observation and Theories

A new research has supported what Charles Darwin suggested through his observations and theories about animals living on islands. Darwin had said that animals living on islands are more tamer than their relatives living on the mainland. This makes the animals living on the islands more vulnerable to their predators than their counterparts living on mainland.

Caveman Diet Comprised of Tiger Nuts: Study

Caveman Diet Comprised of Tiger Nuts: Study

An array of diets can be found on internet that claims to make people more powerful and healthier. One of such diets is caveman diet. This type of diet used to prevail in the Paleolithic period and generally comprised of nuts, berries and read meat.

But a novel research carried out by a group of researchers from Oxford University has revealed that reads meat was not part of the diet at that time. Some 2.4 million years ago, people survived on tiger nuts.

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Oldest Human DNA Ever Found

Oldest Human DNA Ever Found

A study has taken place by a group of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. The study revelation may make resaerchers to improve mankind's family tree.

The study, which has been published in the journal Nature, has found the oldest DNA, which has been found from a thigh bone in Spain that is 400,000-year-old.

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24000-Year-Old Siberian Boy’s DNA Hints Native Americans are related to Europe

24000-Year-Old Siberian Boy’s DNA Hints Native Americans are related to Europe

Earlier, it was considered that Native Americans' ancestors have come from East Asia. But the DNA result of a 4-year-old Siberian boy, who died 24,000 years ago, seems to have turned the tables.

It is now being considered that Native Americans have come from Europe. The study, which has published in the journal Nature, has clearly segregated Native Americans into two groups. Modern-day Native Americans were found to be sharing 40% of their DNA with Siberian hunter-gatherers.

Men’s Nose is 10% Larger than Women

Men’s Nose is 10% Larger than Women

Researchers reveal that men have bigger noses as compared to women. This is because they have more muscles and need more amount of oxygen to breathe. They added that the findings also highlighted the anonymity behind the evolution of humans that Neanderthals had big noses.

The present humans have smaller noses as compared to primeval humans, also consisting of Neanderthals, the closest relatives of humans who have died now. According to scientists, the size of human nose is directly associated to the amount of oxygen needed by the human body.

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Scientists Believe Clay behind Origin of Life on Earth

Scientists Believe Clay behind Origin of Life on Earth

According to a new report, scientists believe that life on earth was first originated because of presence of clay hydrogels. Dan Luo, Cornell University, said that the clay hydrogels provides a clear description of the chemical reactions between bio-molecules and biochemical's.

Not only science, God and religions also believe the same fact. It has been said that God had made humans of the dust of ground. Here they compared dust with that of clay.

All Early Human Fossils Belong to One Species: Study

All Early Human Fossils Belong to One Species: Study

Scientists have finally undermined the belief that various different human species existed on earth two million years ago. Scientists were able to draw this conclusion after analyzing the most complete hominid skull ever discovered in Damanisi, Georgia.

Scientists are now of the view that Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis and Homo erectus belong to one human species. They evolved from a single lineage that eventually led to modern humans.

Roman-Era Skulls Found Beneath a London Railway Station

Roman-Era Skulls Found Beneath a London Railway Station

According to a new report, workers in London have made a new and unexpected discovery during work on the city's billion pound Crossrail project.

They have found around 20 Roman skulls, beneath Liverpool Street Station, where the historic River Walbrook flows.

The workers were working under the direction of Crossrail's archaeologists. The workers have carefully removed the human skulls and Roman pottery.

According to the workers, the skulls were found buried in clusters in the sediment of the historic tributary.

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