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Chimpanzee study indicates evolutionary preconditions of morality

Chimpanzees know social norms, especially tolerance to infant chimps. Source: Wikimedia Commons






According to a new June paper in Human Nature, the reactions of chimpanzees to videos showing violence against an infant chimp reveal that chimpanzees can recognize putative social norms. The chimpanzees did not, however, react in strongly negative ways – showing that chimpanzees may not intervene or protest if the […]

 
 

Curiosity on Gale: One Year Later

Curiosity on Gale: One Year Later






On August 6th, 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully delivered 10 of the most advanced geochemical instruments ever sent to the surface of another planet (1). Curiosity’s mission is to spend two years testing rock samples from Aeolis Mons, a Martian mountain inside Gale Crater, to determine if Mars could have […]

 
 

Dissecting the Role of Beclin 1 in Autophagy Suppression and Tumor Chemoresistance

Dissecting the Role of Beclin 1 in Autophagy Suppression and Tumor Chemoresistance






Researchers at the University of Texas identified genetic mutations in the EGFR signaling pathway as a probable mechanism of initiation for a substantial percentage of cancers (1). This discovery has numerous applications and could lead to new modes of chemotherapy for lung cancers (2). Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is […]

 
 

MacArthur Fellow: Hometown Security and Environmental Equality

MacArthur Fellow: Hometown Security and Environmental Equality






Last Spring, Majora Carter, a winner of the McArthur Genius Grant, spoke at Dartmouth College about her experiences with urban revitalization and social justice in South Bronx, New York City, where she was born. While Carter was born and raised in South Bronx, and attended the Bronx High Schoool of […]

 
 

Jones Seminar: “How to Counter the Counterfeiter”

Jones Seminar: “How to Counter the Counterfeiter”






What do an off-colored Coach bag and a sugar pill have in common? They are part of the hundreds of billion dollar counterfeiting industry that innovators such as Dr. Ashifi Gogo are trying to bring down. Dr. Ashifi Gogo is the CEO and co-founder of Sproxil, an award-winning company that […]

 
 
 
 
 

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