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Stress ‘Sweet Spot’ Differs for Mellow vs. Hyper Dogs
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Charlie Brown, a two-year-old spaniel, loses focus under pressure in an experiment at the Duke Canine Cognition Center. A new study by Duke researchers finds that extra stress and stimulation can make hyper dogs like Charlie choke but gives mellow dogs an edge. Credit: Video by Emily Bray, Duke... Read full article »
We love our dogs: Study shows bond is same as with kids
The News & Observer
Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Old World Monkey Had Tiny, Complex Brain
Friday, July 3, 2015

Video shows the 3-dimensional computer model of the oldest known Old World monkey skull, believed to be 15 million years old. Video courtesy of Fred Spoor of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized... Read full article »
Marisa Macias (PhD, 2015) – Johannesburg, South Africa
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Marisa Macias (PhD, 2015) studies fossils of the 1.98 million year old hominin species Australopithecus sediba in a lab at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Macias studied functional integration of the musculoskeletal system of the upper limb in apes, humans, and... Read full article »
Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) – Mang’ula, Tanzania
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Professor Tom Struhsaker (left) and Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) (right) pause for a picture during fieldwork in Magombera forest in Mang'ula, Tanzania. The two were observing Udzungwa red colobus monkeys in preparation for Steel Mock’s dissertation research on how ecological factors influence the... Read full article »
Valerie Ashby to Become Arts & Sciences Dean
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Valerie Sheares Ashby, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), will be the next dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University beginning July 1, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth... Read full article »
Scientists probe puppy love
NPR’s “All Things Considered”
Friday, April 17, 2015


Learn the secrets of ape's sleeping habits
Smithsonian
Friday, April 17, 2015


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