Stoddard awarded the 2016 Dobzhansky Prize by the Society for the Study of Evolution.
The Society for the Study of Evolution has awarded Mary (Cassie) Stoddard the 2016 Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize, which "recognizes the accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary biologist.” Stoddard delivered the Dobzhansky Prize Lecture at the SSE Meeting in Austin, Texas, in June.
Tarnita elected 2016 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
The National Academy of Sciences has elected Corina Tarnita as a 2016 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow and will participate in this year's Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium in Irvine, CA. This event brings together the very best scientists who are early in their career to share scientific advances and research opportunities across disciplines.
Chitchat and small talk could serve an evolutionary need to bond with others
Princeton University research suggests that idle conversation could be a social-bonding tool passed down from primates. The researchers found that lemurs use vocalizations far more selectively than previously thought, primarily exchanging calls with individuals with which they have close relationships. The findings could have implications for how scientists understand the evolution of primate vocalizations and human speech. By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications