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Rafting (or not) the Caribbean

The other day, my Twitter feed alerted me to a recently published study by Selina Brace and colleagues on Nesophontes. Never heard of Nesophontes? You are not alone. 1,091 more words

Dispersal

The Primate Cerebral Subplate

The mature primate brain consists of many layers with the outer layer or cerebral cortex forming folds known as sulci and gyri. During embryonic development, the brain is divided into zones with the inner-most ventricular zone where neurons are formed and a series of cytoarchitecturally distinct layers forming plates radiating outward. 306 more words

Anatomy

Primate Estate Planning: Monkeying Around with Extinction

“I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours” 552 more words

Anthropology

Why Are There So Many Species of Bugs, But So Few Species of Human?

Looking around at the natural world, have you ever wondered why some groups of organisms contain huge numbers of species while others are seemingly barren? 1,087 more words

Modern Humans

The Costs of Chimpanzee Research

Andrew Fenton shares a cautionary tale about the Liberian chimpanzees who were abandoned after being used for vaccine research. 804 more words

Law & Policy