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New DNA evidence is solving the most fought-over question in Indian history. And you will be surprised at how sure-footed the answer is, writes Tony Joseph... The thorniest, most fought-over question in Indian history is slowly but surely getting a...

DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via...

The initial phases of animal evolution proceeded faster than hitherto supposed: New analyses suggest that the first animal phyla emerged in rapid succession -- prior to the global Ice Age that set in around 700 million years ago. Red Sea Sponge [Cre...

Until now, the fauna of the Himalayas was considered to be an "immigration fauna," with species that have immigrated primarily from neighbouring regions to the west and east since the geological formation of this mountain range. Using molecular-genet...

The Neanderthals and modern humans must have co-existed in Europe for several thousand years. What happened when they encountered each other and how they influenced one another are riveting questions. Jean-Jacques Hublin and his team at the Max Planc...

A promiscuous salamander has found a simple genetic formula for success: Mate with multiple males and use equal parts of each partner's genetic material in her offspring. The all-female hybrid Ambystoma has found a simple genetic formula for success...

Starvation for essential elements determines the pattern of genetic variation. Evolution is rather simple in outline; plentiful biological variation allows natural selection to pick the fittest variant that reproduces and out-competes the other varia...