Planet of the Apes Archive: October, 2012

Catching Diseases from our Evolutionary Cousins

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This is the final installment of planet-of-the-apes and in fact my final story as a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Higgs and I... Read more

Gripping New Book Details Origins of AIDS, SARS, Ebola and Other Diseases that Jumped from Animal Hosts

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Higgs here, with an announcement about another interesting event that I can’t attend, but you should. Tuesday (10/16), at the Academy... Read more

Stone Age People Made White Wine

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Higgs here. I will be taking over POTA until October 26. Apparently after the 26th I will be felid non grata at philly.com. : ( But in this... Read more

Yellowstone Wolves Face Their Own Natural Enemies

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This is my penultimate column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. It will run in print on Monday. The final one runs the following Monday: A century... Read more