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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), and the group that includes Old Worldmore »
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...
04.03.13

45 Years of Funding Human Origins Science

The Leakey Foundation
This month marks the 45th anniversary of the first board meeting of the L. S. B. Leakey Foundation for Research Related to Man’s Origins. The date was April 8, 1968 and one of the first orders of business was to procure a $12,000 loan. The board meeting minutes state that this money was to be used to fund a “survey and study of the objectives and procedural methods for raising funds by the Foundation.” This study,more »
10.29.12

Monsters Incorporated

Being Human
When was the last time you were stalked and attacked by a hungry mountain lion—or any other large predator for that matter?