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Three Juniors Honored With Faculty Scholars Award
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The 2016 Faculty Scholars: Indrani Saha, Meghana Rao and Yilun Zhou.Many Duke undergraduates have found excitement in an original research project. Junior Meghana Rao has taken her research one step further and connected it in a socially meaningful way to problems right here in Durham.Rao is... Read full article »
For baboons, a tough childhood can lead to a short life
Smithsonian
Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Lemurs Mix Smelly Secretions to Make Richer, Longer-Lasting Scents
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Humans aren’t alone in their ability to mix perfumes and colognes. Lemurs, too, get more out of their smelly secretions by combining fragrances to create richer, longer-lasting scents, finds a study led by Duke University.The results appear online April 20 in Royal Society Open Science.The “perfume... Read full article »
Why bearcats smell like buttery popcorn
Discovery News
Friday, April 15, 2016


Why Bearcats Smell Like Buttered Popcorn
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The bearcat. The binturong. Whatever you call this shy, shaggy-haired creature from Southeast Asia, many people who have met one notice the same thing:  it smells like a movie theater snack bar.Most describe it as hot buttered popcorn. And for good reason -- the chemical compound that gives... Read full article »
EvAnth major Isabelle Clark a finalist in IPS/ASP poster competition
Friday, April 8, 2016

Isabelle Clark, a senior majoringing in Evolutionary Anthropology, has been named a finalist in the research poster competition at the upcoming annual meeting of the International Primatology Society/American Society of Primatologists.  Congratulations Isabelle!  
Evolutionary Anthropology graduate students share expertise in data analysis
Monday, April 4, 2016

Evolutionary Anthropology graduate students Lydia Greene and Kendra Smyth took time off from their dissertation work to share their expertise in data analysis with undergraduates engaged in senior honors research.
Fossil Expert and Primate Conservationist Elwyn Simons Dies at 85
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Duke scientist-explorer Elwyn Simons, who studied living and extinct primates for more than 50 years, died in his sleep on Sunday, March 6, in Peoria, Arizona. He was 85.Widely regarded as the founder of modern primate paleontology, Simons was an expert on the history of primates leading up to... Read full article »
12 Duke Graduates Named Fulbright Scholars
Monday, February 22, 2016

For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The... Read full article »
Download and 3D-print real fossils for free
CBS News
Monday, February 22, 2016


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