Slowly retiring chimps, tanning at the cellular level, and plumbing magma’s secrets

Science Podcast
Close-up of a chimpanzee
Project Chimps

This week we have stories on why it’s taking so long for research chimps to retire, boosting melanin for a sun-free tan, and tracking a mouse trail to find liars online with Online News Editor David Grimm.

Sarah Crespi talks to Allison Rubin about what we can learn from zircon crystals outside of a volcano about how long hot magma hangs out under a volcano.

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[Image: Project Chimps; Music: Jeffrey Cook]