Five Fun Facts About Gibbons

October 24 marks “Internation Gibbon Day,” a day to celebrate gibbons and raise awareness about the threats faced by these endangered primates. In honor of International Gibbon Day, here are are five fun facts about our gibbon cousins and one fact that’s not fun at all. Fact # 1 – Gibbons are “lesser apes” Gibbons are not monkeys. They are part of the ape family and… more »

Scientists in the Classroom

Video, Education
Dr. Erin Vogel is a four-time Leakey Foundation grant recipient who has shared her research with over 250 students through The Leakey Foundation’s classroom visit program.

The Rise of Culture and the Fall of Testosterone

Behind the Science, Education
In a paper published in the journal Current Anthropology, a team of researchers funded by The Leakey Foundation explore the biological basis of the technology boom and expansion of culture that happened 50,000 years ago. DURHAM, N.C. — Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread. A newmore »