January 2014 News

January 28, 2014
PNAS abstract Humans and other primates are distinct among placental mammals in having exceptionally slow rates of growth, reproduction, and aging. Primates’ slow life history schedules are generally thought to reflect an evolved strategy of allocating energy away from growth and reproduction and... Read more
January 10, 2014
PHOENIX, Dec. 23 (UPI) – A mathematical model of the foraging behavior of animals from sharks to honey bees can describe human hunter-gatherer movement as well, U.S. scientists say. <p> The mathematical pattern of movement called a Levy walk that appears to be ubiquitous in animals has... Read more
January 10, 2014
Brenda Bradley and collaborators recently reported genetic variation in association with behavioral styles among chimpanzees.  The first author, Dr. Stephanie Anestis, is a Yale Anthro Ph.D. and post-doc alum.  Other Yale Anthro affiliated authors include Ph.D. candidate Timothy Webster, former... Read more