Anthropology

How Canadians Lose 6 Years Of Life

Does free health care or terrific medical treatment make citizens unwilling to change their lifestyle? There is a valid argument it is true. HIV has plummeted among every demographic except gay men, who have been found to engage in risky behavior because ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2016 - 6:30am

Gender Bias In Surgical Clinical Research

An analysis of about 1,300 peer-reviewed research articles found that few studies included men and women equally, less than one-third performed data analysis by sex, and there was wide variation in inclusion and matching of the sexes among the specialties ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2016 - 7:02am

An Argument For Trigger Warnings And Freedom Of Speech

Our linguistic and legal obsession with “insult” and “offense” is nothing new. In 1832, Sydney resident William McLoughlin was given 50 lashes for using the word “damned” against his master. But what does McLoughlin’s case tell us about today? Welsh Rabbit ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 16 2016 - 6:30am

Laterality: Finding Out About The Human Mind Through Stone

Laterality is the preference of human beings for one side of our bodies; being left-handed or right-handed, for example, or having a preference for using one eye or ear or the other. In the view of primatologist Eder Domínguez-Ballesteros, "lateraliz ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 7:30am

How Common Is Death By Falling?

On Thursday, Gold Coast man Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of a woman, Warriena Wright, who fell to her death from his unit’s balcony. The case raises questions about how common death by falling is – and how many such incidents are homici ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 24 2016 - 11:16am

The Origin Of The Newspaper

In the late 16th century, two brothers from the illustrious Fugger merchant family had news from all over the world sent to them in Augsburg by mail. At the time, so-called "novellantes" compiled and wrote down news which they forwarded to wealth ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2016 - 5:46am

Storytelling Deconstructed: Vonnegut Was Right About Just Six Emotional Story Lines, Says Big Data

Our most beloved works of fiction hide well-trodden narratives- people want them, people expects them by now- and big data analysis can determine them. And most fictions is based on far fewer storylines than you might have imagined. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2016 - 7:00am

Neanderthals: Not So Dumb

Neanderthals modified their survival strategies even without external influences like environmental or climate changes, according to an analysis using carbonate isotopy in fossilized teeth that 250,000 years ago, the ancestors of modern man were more advan ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2016 - 6:53am

Enjoy Processed Food This Christmas- Like People Did 4,000 Years Ago

Modern diet fads, like paleo, farm-to-fork, the weird Food Babe's if-she-can't-spell-it-you-shouldn't-eat-it beliefs, harken back to a simpler time when people lived off the land, and nothing had  preservatives and it was all Whole Grain. In ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2016 - 5:43pm

Lingua Franca Needed: Too Much Science Is Not Published In English

One-third of science is not published in the common language of science, English, and that prevents uptake of the results and citations for the researchers, according to a new analysis. Language barriers mean science missed at international level and pract ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 29 2016 - 11:22pm