Sunday, 15 December 2013

Yeti - A Hybrid Creature !

One leading genetic expert has concluded that Snowman Yeti is most probably a hybrid between polar bear and brown bear. After genetic testing of two ancient hare samples believed to be that of Yeti, Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, has come to the conclusion.

According to the report one hair sample has matched with a sample from an ancient polar bear, found in Norway that dates back 40,000 years. This has led to believe that Yeti is a sub-species of brown bear and polar bear in the high Himalayas. 

Sykes has said the finding does not mean ancient polar bears are still available in the higher region of the Himalayas.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Future Image

Now you can have your image two decades before you reach the age. Gen Lab, a US based organization specialising in aging process and genetic study, has claimed.

If lifestyle remains same and possibility of some diseases in future is cancelled, physiological changes of adult humans for next two decades are almost correctly predictable. Study of gene damage process and some other factors influencing the aging process has reached that height, the report claims.

According to the report, rate of loss of muscle tone, drying/thinning of skin, receding gums of mouth, loss of bone mass in the jaw and consequential changes of the face and neck of adult humans over decades can be calculated much before. Other physical  changes, including skin and hair, are also foreseeable. 

Availability of future 'photographs' at present will satisfy the normal human desire to know about future and can help detecting absconders, the report says.

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Pocket of Civilization Discovered

More than 15,000 artifacts collected by fishermen at remote Gobardhanpur area of Sundarbans, the largest delta of the world, have uncovered an ancient large human settlements at the sea brushed zone.

The exploration team of the Directorate of Archaeology, West Bengal, have confirmed human settlements in the area during 3rd century BC to 3 AD. Excavation will start in the densely covered forest area as early as possible, sources said.

The antiquities discovered include thousands of pottery fragments, terracotta human figure, figures of domestic  and wild animals, pieces of weapons and fossilized bones. But, bricks from the early historic period, remnants of clay pyres and water filter in the saline water zone indicate the state of development of the human settlements.

Archaeological experts admit that the discovery challenges the established claim that the inaccessible Sundarbans were first  brought under human habitation by the British during their colonial rule in India from 18th century onwards. Gautam Sengupta, Director of State Archaeology, has opined that " the antiquities clearly point out to a much older indigenous civilization."