Anthropology

'What Is Dead May Never Die': The Secrets Of Resurrection

Warning: this article contains spoilers for those not up to date with Game of Thrones season six. Events in HBO’s Game of Thrones TV series have got people talking about what it means to return from the dead. But while resurrection appears to be a very re ...

Article - The Conversation - May 27 2016 - 9:56am

Anthropologist Glenn Stone Again Declares GMO Golden Rice More Hat Than Cattle

Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years- and millions of dollars in anti-science activism- away from field introduction ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2016 - 3:34pm

Californians, Hawaiians Support Euthanasia In Survey

Euthanasia with the use of physicians is supported by a majority of California and Hawaii residents, regardless of their ethnicity- as reliable as an Internet survey can be, that is. Older people were more likely than younger people to feel it is acceptab ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2016 - 9:59am

9,000 Years: Origin Of Farmed Rice Gets Pushed Back

Rice farming is a far older practice than we knew. The oldest evidence of domesticated rice in China has now been pushed back to 9,000 years ago, thanks to a team of archaeologists. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2016 - 10:09am

Eco-Theology Makes A Comeback

In the modern schism between religion and science promoted by militants, it may not seem like theology is a friend to ecology. But, like in all other areas of science, that is just modern spin created by people who need to promote that culture war for thei ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2016 - 8:30am

Reconstruction Of 12,000 Year Old Funeral Feast Brings Ancient Burial Rituals To Life

The woman was laid on a bed of specially selected materials, including gazelle horn cores, fragments of chalk, fresh clay, limestone blocks and sediment. Tortoise shells were placed under and around her body, 86 in total. Sea shells, an eagle's wing, ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2016 - 12:57pm

To Stop E-cigarette Use In Teens, You Need To Stop Rebellion In Teens

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently become concerned about e-cigarette use yet scarcely mention that cigarette uptake has plummeted. Cigarettes are the killer, not nicotine, but nicotine is what historically turned smoking in ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2016 - 8:42am

Are Think Tanks More Credible To Government Employees? Not Really

Think tanks are designed to help policy makers shape decisions by giving them evidence-based information in an apolitical format. Who doesn't claim to be doing that? Though Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund were both inspired by rabid eugeni ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2016 - 9:08am

Just The Availability Of Meat Causes Obesity, Say Anthropologists

Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar? That's the question being raised by a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide, who say meat in the modern diet offers surplus energy, and is contributing to t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2016 - 12:39pm

Who Was The First Chef?

Archaeological sites speak about the everyday lives of people in other times. Yet knowing how to interpret this reality does not tend to be straightforward. We know that Palaeolithic societies lived on hunting and gathering, but the bones found in prehisto ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2016 - 10:51am