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12.18.13

Skullduggery: Is the Identity of the Piltdown Forger and His Methods Close to Full Exposure?

Guest Post
  By Dr. Jerry Drawhorn This year, and 60 years since the last extensive analysis of the remains led to the discovery that the Piltdown skull was a fraud, a team of over 15 analysts – including experts in ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating and isotope studies – have been assembled by Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London to re-examine themore »
11.21.13

The New Science of Cuffing Season

Being Human
The science of monogamy is not an open and shut case. The debate is still going strong about the specific evolutionary origins of why we form lasting relationships and science is continuing to uncover the precise mechanisms behind partner selection in the brain.
10.29.13

The Evolution of the Mean Girl

Being Human
Did female competition lead to covert aggression? It turns out that women may have evolved to do just that, according to a new article by Tracy Vaillancour.
10.16.13

Thinking about Thinking

Being Human
As far as we know, human beings are the only animal capable of introspection—the ability to examine our own mental processes.
07.30.13

The Importance of Charles Darwin

Being Human
Charles Darwin is centrally important in the development of scientific and humanist ideas because he first made people aware of their place in the evolutionary process...
06.05.13

Gordon P. Getty: Celebrating 40 Years of Service on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
In April we celebrated 45 years of funding science. 40 of those years have been graced with the leadership and generous philanthropy of Mr. Gordon P. Getty. To honor this milestone, the Foundation created the Gordon P. Getty Grant. We also celebrated with six events, in four days, held in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA. On Thursday, April 25th, the events were kickedmore »
06.05.13

Scientists discover oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes

Education
ATHENS, Ohio (May 15, 2013) — Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature today led by Ohio University scientists. The team’s findings document the oldest fossils of two major groups of primates: the group that today includes apes and humans (hominoids),more »
05.03.13

The Last Taboo

Being Human
What drives a man to work toward the position of CEO or run for political office? You’d be forgiven if you said it might have something to do with the pursuit of power...