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Researcher keeps close tabs on orangutans and their food

Photo: Orangutans

Trying the same food her orangutan subjects eat is part of the job for anthropology research associate Erin Vogel, who is just back from a three-month research trip to the Indonesian region of Borneo. Vogel is a leading expert on the diet and feeding habits of orangutans. (More)

New study shows earthquake shaking triggers aftershocks

Photo: Emily Brodsky

Aftershocks are triggered by the shaking associated with the mainshock, rather than by added stress on nearby faults resulting from rearrangement of the Earth's crust, according to Emily Brodsky, assistant professor of Earth sciences. Brodsky coauthored a paper in the journal Nature on her findings. [More]