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In the News: Monkey Brains Process Drumming Like Vocalizations

A new study looked at how macaque monkeys respond to other monkeys’ efforts at communication in the form of drumming or vocalizing.

Dec 11th, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: For Chimps, Ask and Ye Shall Receive

A new study suggests that chimpanzees do help out other chimps – but are much more likely to help if the chimp in need basically asks for it.

Dec 3rd, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: 2009 Kistler Prize to Dr. Svante Pääbo

Dr. Svante Pääbo, an evolutionary biologist featured in The Human Spark, was recently awarded the 2009 Kistler Prize. Watch video of Dr. Pääbo with Alan Alda.

Nov 10th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: What Does Ape Behavior Say About Us?

Scientists are attacking the question of how we became human from a number of new directions – in addition to analyzing the evidence of ancient fossils.

Sep 18th, 2009 | 6 comments

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In the News: Video – Pyroengineering

Pyroengineering. A big word for what early modern humans learned to do with silcrete at least 72,000 years ago, according to researchers.

Aug 20th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: Oldest Musical Instruments

Talk about "oldies" music! Scientists recently uncovered the oldest musical instruments, in the form of carved bone and ivory flutes.

Aug 18th, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: Test Your Brain

A Web site called Test My Brain lets you participate in online experiments and get feedback about how you compare to other online participants.

Jun 12th, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: A Fossil Called “Ida”

The media has jumped all over this beautifully preserved 47-million-year-old fossil, with some even calling it a “missing link.” What do you think?

May 27th, 2009 | Comments Off

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In the News: Evolution and Color Vision

The colors a species can perceive is dictated by the types and number of visual pigments found in the retina. How might our color vision system have evolved?

Apr 13th, 2009 | Comments Off

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In the News: Primate Planning

A chimp named Santino at a Swedish zoo seems to be forcing a more nuanced picture of what types of anticipation and planning our closest relatives are capable of.

Apr 7th, 2009 | 1 comment
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