- Polygamy, Alcohol And Physical Abuse In African Marriages
African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose husbands don't abuse alcohol, according to survey results ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2015 - 9:59am
- 5 Percent Of World Population Accounted For 31 Percent Of Shooting Sprees Since 1966
5 percent of the world's population accounted for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. An analysis examined ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2015 - 6:00pm
- Feminists Believe Heterosexual Marriage Is Oppressive, Says Sociologist- And Surveys Prove It
Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not to end non-marital relationships, according to Michael Rosenfeld, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University. Rosenfeld's analysis relies on survey data from the 2009-2015 w ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2015 - 9:53am
- The Superhero Craze May Be Over
Since the 1980s, flagship comic-book superhero movie franchises – from DC’s Superman to Marvel’s Iron Man – have seen some major movie studio investments and, more often than not, blockbuster returns. But significant changes in the superhero mythos in our ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 5 2015 - 7:45am
- Early Human Diets Explain Modern Eating Habits
Much attention is being given to what people ate in the distant past as a guide to what we should eat today. Advocates of the claimed paleo diet recommend that we should avoid carbohydrates and load our plates with red meat and fat. Its critics, on the ot ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 31 2015 - 12:00pm
- Thanks For The Wake: Catered Funerals Began In The Mid-east
By Joel Shurkin, Inside Science- Once upon a time, there lived a people we call the Natufians. They were among the first to quit their nomadic ways and settle on land where they grew crops, lived in complex settlements, put up stone buildings, domesticate ...
Article - Joel Shurkin - Sep 3 2015 - 7:58am
- Ancient Maya Ruined Their Environment- And They're Still Being Blamed Today
Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today's environmental conditions, according to researchers ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2015 - 9:00am
- Why Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkin Spice Everything
It was a humid, sticky 32°C when I made a quick trip to the grocery store in shorts and a tank top earlier this week. Despite the heat, however, the store clearly wanted me to think it was the fall season – and for us Americans, that means pumpkin spice. ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 12 2015 - 11:00am
- If Stories Are Science, Then Aborigines Remember Australia's Coastline From 7,000 Years Ago
Patrick Nunn, a professor of geography at University of the Sunshine Coast, and collaborator Nick Reid, a University of New England linguist, believe aborigines in Australia have records of Australia's coastline going back 7,000 years- obviously unhea ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2015 - 8:59am
- Jesuits As Science Missionaries
A Catholic, a Jesuit and a scientist walk into a bar. What do they have to talk about? And just how do those conversations go? This scenario is no joking matter. Conflict as well as collaboration have characterized the historical relations between these t ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 27 2015 - 8:25am