A Photographic Memory

Written by ANGELA GUEST In the summer of 2015, I traveled to South Africa to be a part of the Sepela Field Primatology course. While the course was on primatology, I wasn’t there to study the monkeys; I was there to take photos. Never before that summer in South Africa had I the opportunity to […]

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Seeing Gibbons Smile

Written by BRITTANY FLORKIEWICZ and ULRICH H. REICHARD Smiling is contagious; when people around us smile, we often immediately and spontaneously smile back and feel a sense of happiness. Why do we feel like smiling when someone smiles at us? What makes smiling fascinating is not only how to smile but that smiles are unfailingly […]

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How to Give a Presentation That Is Not Sh#@ty

Written by Brandi Wren | @SassAndScience   I remember very vividly the first time I gave a presentation on my research at a conference. I was in the first semester of my PhD program, and was presenting findings from my Masters research. I was scheduled to present right between two prominent primatologists and, to make matters more […]

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An Education

Written by K. Lindsay Hunter | @Paleo_Bonegirl The first time I came to South Africa, it was freezing. This is very, very bad, I thought, considering I had arrived in July of 2005 to study the bones in the Raymond Dart Collection at the University of the Witwatersrand as part of my warm-adapted modern human […]

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The Africa Bug

Written by Brandi Wren | @SassAndScience There is something about Africa. Those of us who fall in love with this continent of contradictions may have trouble explaining that love to others. It isn’t just one thing, it’s many. It is the people and their tenacity and optimism, with their genuine smiles even in the face […]

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