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Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

October 29, 2015
With more than 45,000 known species and a scientific term for the fear they induce (arachnophobia), there is a lot more to the invertebrates. Gustavo Hormiga, the Ruth Weintraub Professor of Biology at GW, shares 13 surprising facts about spiders.
Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

October 29, 2015
A team of researchers, led by Sergio Almécija, assistant professor of anthropology in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Science, identified a new genus and species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the ‘lesser apes’ or hylobatids).