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Science Speakeasy Showcases the Secrets of Science

Science Speakeasy
How has evolution shaped gender, our favorite sports teams, and everyday life in general? Those are a just few of the topics that The Leakey Foundation's new Science Speakeasy event series will set off to explore. Science Speakeasy mixes science with storytelling, hands-on experiments, drinks and lively conversation.

March for Science

In the News, The Leakey Foundation
On April 22nd, The Leakey Foundation staff will be joining the March For Science in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and New Orleans. Want to join us? You can meet up with our Leakey Foundation group in San Francisco , or download our sign and march with us virtually!

From the Field: Jason Lewis

From the Field
Last year we introduced you to Leakey Foundation Research grantee Jason Lewis who was awarded during our spring 2016 cycle for his project entitled "Pleistocene & Holocene archaeological assemblages from Kisese II Shelter, Tanzania." Here he updates us on his team's progress!

Spring Granting Cycle Update

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
I am sure many of you who have applied this spring are wondering what is going on over there at The Leakey Foundation. So, I thought I would tell you about the different stages of our spring cycle and give you an idea of where we are right now.

Grantee Spotlight: Meike Zemihn

Grantee Spotlight
Language is one of the prime facets of human nature and distinguishes us from other species. Nevertheless, its evolutionary origins are still largely unknown. What makes human language unique and why are we the only species that has it? Meike Zemihn is a Leakey Foundation grantee who is working to trace the origins of language.

Grantee Spotlight: Ron Shimelmitz

Grantee Spotlight
Ron Shimelmitz is a research fellow at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our summer 2016 cycle for his project entitled "New excavations at Skhul Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel."

Follow the Leader?

Origin Stories
Every animal that lives in groups has to make decisions as a group. Even a seemingly simple decision like "where should we go for dinner?" can be complicated to negotiate.

Grantee Spotlight: Liza Moscovice

Grantee Spotlight
Liza Moscovice was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Explaining patterns of within and between-group cooperation among LuiKotale bonobos."

Grantee Spotlight: Thierry Smith

Grantee Spotlight
Thierry Smith is a research team leader at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled “Diversity and relationships of earliest Euprimates from Tadkeshwar Mine, India.”