Quentin Atkinson

Aug. 24, 2012

Mapping the Birthplace of Modern Languages

Scientists have traced the roots of languages like English and Spanish back to present-day Turkey.

language, linguistics, evolutionary biology, language evolution

Apr. 15, 2011

Richard Leakey Reflects On Human Past--And Future

Leakey talks about the origins of Homo sapiens, and their uncertain future.

anthropology, human origins, turkana boy, fossil, hominid

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\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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