Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicHomo sapiens

Topic: Homo sapiens

From body to brains and personality, here’s how humans will look like after 10,000 years

Humanity is the unlikely result of 4 billion years of evolution. From self-replicating molecules in Archean seas, to eyeless fish in the Cambrian deep, to...

Microfossils suggest our ancestors interacted with some early humans in Thar Desert, study says

Researchers say Acheulean populations continued to live in the Thar Desert, even after they disappeared from eastern Africa around 214,000 years ago and Arabia 190,000 years ago.

Discovery of ‘Dragon Man’ skull in China could add new species to human family tree

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

‘Survival of the friendliest’ – How being docile help humans and dogs to thrive

Research shows that humans and dogs have flourished compared to other species like Neanderthals or wolves because they are calm, cooperative and less aggressive.

Botswana was the ancestral homeland of all humans, says study

Homo sapiens first walked the Earth near the Zambezi river, where they lived for 70,000 years.

There’s a new problem ⁠— the term ‘modern humans’ doesn’t cut it any more

Scientists are pondering whether to differentiate our ancestors as neanderthals, denisovans, etc, or just call them all 'people' as genetics show modern humans aren't that diverse.

Five reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology

Some of the big events included some major fossil finds and a major controversy whose outcome could rewrite human history.

The story of a very special 90,000-year-old girl

The fossil of a 13-year-old found in Siberia reinforces the theory that different subspecies of human predecessors courted each other and interbred often.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.