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Being Born in Lean Times Is Bad News for Baboons

April 02, 2015

The saying ”what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may not hold up to scientific scrutiny. Baboons born in times of famine are more...

Longing for Nepal

September 15, 2014

Name: Jill Chaskes FosterPosition: Staff assistant, Department of BiologyYears at Duke:...

Fulbright Scholarship Winners From Duke University Announced

August 19, 2014

Eighteen recent graduates and graduate students from Duke University received Fulbright Scholarships and will spend the 2014-15 academic...

Why Sharks Matter

August 18, 2014

When David Shiffman ‘07 applied to Duke University in 2002, he wrote his application essay about the first time he swam with sharks. The...

Distant Species Produce Love Child After 60-Millon-Year Breakup

February 13, 2015

A delicate woodland fern discovered in the mountains of France is the love child of two distantly-related groups of plants that haven’t...

Society Bloomed With Gentler Personalities and More Feminine Faces

August 01, 2014

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...

Supportive Moms and Sisters Boost Female Baboon’s Rank

July 30, 2014

A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of...

Committee Selected to Lead Search for New Arts & Sciences Dean

January 08, 2015

Sociology Professor Angela O'Rand will lead a committee tasked with conducting a national search for a new dean of...

Crowdfunding for Azolla Fern Research Hits Target

July 02, 2014

A Chinese biotech firm has pushed biology professor Kathleen Pryer and her team over the top in their quest to fund the sequencing of the...

Julian Kimura: Evolutionary Paths of the Sea Urchin and the Sand Dollar

June 30, 2014

Junior Julian Kimura came to Duke with an interest in developmental biology and he found a home on his first day at the university in the...

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