Men's Basketball Visits the White House; Stargazing: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

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Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds.

A team of scientists, including Duke researcher Steve Churchill, announced last week they’ve discovered a new species of human ancestor. This discovery in South Africa could challenge our understanding of human evolution.

Two recent Duke graduates have developed an app called MoodTools. The app helps users reduce and eliminate clinical depression and already has more than 100,000 downloads.

Cool and clear fall nights are perfect for stargazing at the Duke Teaching Observatory. You can join in on a public stargazing event on scheduled Fridays throughout the fall.

A panel of science fiction and fantasy authors spoke at Duke this week. The authors read from their work and answered questions from the audience.

Finally, in a ceremony last week at the White House, President Obama honored the Duke men’s basketball team for winning the 2015 NCAA championship.

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