Archives for bipedalism

10.06.15

Surprising trunk rotational capabilities in chimpanzees

Journal Article
Nathan Thompson is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University who was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2014. He and his team were published in this month’s issue of Nature Communications, and he has been kind enough to provide us a brief summary of the article.  Compared to our great ape relatives, humans possess a long and flexible trunk (the part of the body that includes the… more »
05.06.15

Origin Stories Episode 01: On Two Feet with Carol Ward

Origin Stories
Every good story starts at the beginning. In the first episode of Origin Stories we talk with Carol Ward about one of the first things that distinguished our ancestors from the other primates, the weird way we walk around. Carol Ward is Curator’s Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences in the integrative anatomy program at the University of Missouri, where she directs the Ward Laboratory. Her… more »