Tuesday 23 September, 2014

‘Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes’

In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction Continue reading “‘Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes’” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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500-million-year-old fossils found in China

Fossils dating to 530 million years ago have been found in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, the public communication authorities said Thursday Continue reading “500-million-year-old fossils found More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Technology reveals details of 1,000-year-old mummies

Eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan will be displayed at an exhibit from Thursday at the The British Museum in London Continue reading “Technology reveals details of 1,000-year-old mummies” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Bacterial communication similar to that of humans!

A bacteria can be as sophisticated as humans when it comes to communication as researchers have now found that bacteria communicates in a way that was previously thought to be unique to humans Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Humans left Africa in two migration waves: Study

In a significant discovery, researchers have found that modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa Continue reading “Humans left Africa in two migration waves: Study” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Our vegetarian ancestors were once meat lovers!

In a thrilling discovery, paleontologists have unearthed the earliest ancestor of land-dwelling plant eaters: The striking point is that these tiny animals were once meat lovers who evolved into herbivores Continue More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Chilled lager beer originated in 500-year-old caves!

The origin of cold-adapted yeast that blended with a distant cousin to make your favourite lager beer has been found in 500-year-old caves in south America Continue reading “Chilled lager beer originated in More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation

Go tell this to your kids that the great riddle about black and white stripes on zebra has finally been solved Continue reading “Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe

Some 150 million years ago, dinosaurs that were 10 metres long and weighed 405 tonnes ruled the Iberian Peninsula Continue reading “Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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First family tree created for all living bird species

An international team of researchers has created the world’s first family Continue reading “First family tree created for all living bird species” »  More...