The Leakey Foundation is offering a free online "Science Through Story" workshop to help Leakey Foundation grantees tell compelling stories about their research. This workshop will be held at 10 am Pacific on February 27, 2020.
by Dr. Anne Stone, Arizona State UniversityPhoto: David Bygott BY-NC-SA 2.0How hard can it be to extract DNA from the teeth of chimpanzees that died only 30 or 40 years ago? These were my initial thoughts when presented with the opportunity to examine the DNA of the most famous chimpanzees in the world. These individuals, studied by Dr. Jane Goodall at Gombe, included Flo, Madam Bee, Satan, Hugo, and Getty.… more »
In November, Stanford University and UC Berkeley were home to the 12th Annual Bay Area Festival of Science, aptly named Wonderfest. Two Leakey Foundation Grantees, Henry Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at CSU East Bay and David DeGusta, former Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stanford, were featured speakers. They jointly discussed how evolution has shaped our behavior today.… more »