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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
Friday, April 17, 2015

Zoboomafoo's Granddaughter Born at Duke
Monday, March 2, 2015

A little more than two months after the TV-star lemur known as Zoboomafoo died at age 20, his fifth grandbaby -- a girl -- has been born at the Duke Lemur Center.Her name is Isabella, and she's doing great.Her grandfather's real name was Jovian, and his legacy lives on in seven surviving offspring... Read full article »
Alumnus Aaron Sandel - National Geographic Young Explorer
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Duke alumnus Aaron Sandel is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He writes from Ngogo, in the center of Kibale National Park in Uganda, home to 200 chimpanzees, the subjects of his dissertation. A National Geographic Young Explorers grant in 2013 got him through the angst... Read full article »