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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


Two Junior Faculty Named 2016 Sloan Fellows
Monday, February 22, 2016

Two Duke faculty are among 126 chosen to be this year’s Sloan Research Fellows from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Jenny Tung is an assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology and biology who is exploring the interaction between genes and the environment. Her work pairs a 40-year study of... Read full article »
Free Site Lets You Download and 3-D Print Fossils
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3-D scan of the fossilized skull of Homo naledi, an ancient human whose remains were discovered in a South African cave. The creature is one of more than 500 extinct species whose fossil scans are available for anyone to download at http://MorphoSource.org. Reconstruction by Peter Schmid and Ashley... Read full article »

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