Anthropology

The Predicament Of Diversity: No One Agrees On What It Means

“Diversity” as a concept has a lexical and political value all its own, with a widespread appeal. The problem with that is, however, that no one actually has the same idea of what diversity actually means. There is some consensus that the concept has, ove ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 23 2018 - 2:21pm

The Long Peace- 1945, 1965 Or Just A Statistical Blip?

What accounts for modern peace? There are varying ideas. When America won World War II and occupied Germany and Japan in 1945, two militant cultures were off the table, while psychologist Steven Pinker argues in 2011's "The Better Angels of Our N ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 9:14am

Selection Bias In Publication? Minorities, Women And Republicans Are All Penalized. But Women Are Improving

A new study using a massive database of scientific articles, 486,644 articles with two to nine authors published in medical journals by U.S. scientists between 1946 and 2009, suggests that minority women are not double penalized by being minorities and wom ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 3:25pm

Learning About Ancient Diets From Modern British Teeth

British smiles have an unflattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from infamously bad teeth to good use. By analyzing the teeth of Britons from the Iron Age to the modern day they have leveraged a way to use proteins in tooth tartar t ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2018 - 9:23am

It's A Social Media World, But The Real World Is Still Local

Social media is king. It can run pizza chain founders out of their companies, it can be used by anti-science activists to mobilize well-meaning science advocates against other science advocates, but what it can't do is change human nature. And human ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 10:00am

4 Reasons Communes May Make A Comeback

As lifestyles in the UK have become more stressful and pressurized, people have started to look at alternative ways to live. Some are now seeking out more of a community feel to their home lives, exploring the option of joining an “intentional community”. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 21 2018 - 7:00am

Three New Ancient Primates Identified From 46 Million Years Ago- In San Diego

Three new species of fossil primates have been named, residents of San Diego County from a time when southern California was filled with lush tropical forests. The three previously unknown omomyoid primates lived 42 million to 46 million years ago. The res ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2018 - 1:03pm

Teen Dating Violence: Girls Are More Likely To Attack Than Boys

Though sexual assault and dating violence in the academic and cultural world focuses most heavily on men, among teens there are more Asia Argento's than Twitter recognizes. In recent findings, 5.8 percent of boys and 4.2 percent of girls said they had ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2018 - 12:53pm

'Boys Will Be Boys'? No, Adolescence Is A 20th Century Invention

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s actions as a teenager are at the center of a public firestorm. “I’ve been really troubled by the excuse offered by too many that this was a high school incident, and ‘boys will be boys,’ said Sen. Chris Coons during ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 27 2018 - 4:13pm

Capitalism Has Been Conquered- Here Is Why Workers Should Take It Back

In the early days of industrial capitalism there were no protections for workers, and industrialists took their profits with little heed to anyone else. Following the growth of the labour movement, the establishment of trade unions and the founding of the ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 9 2018 - 9:00am