- Jamming 'Health' Food Stores Into So-Called Food Deserts Doesn't Change Buying Habits
A joke in nutrition circles is that while you once needed to be rich to be fat, now you need to be rich to be thin. Scientific progress has given us cheap food, anyone can afford to eat well, and after an existence of worrying about food availability it ta ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 11 2019 - 1:17pm
- The Historical Evolution Of Christmas Decorations
The idea of hanging up decorations in the middle of winter is older than Christmas itself. Decorations are mentioned in ancient descriptions of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, which is thought to have originated in the 5th century BC. Some 900 years later, ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 21 2019 - 7:00am
- Disaster Tourism Can Aid In Recovery
If you intended to holiday at a place that underwent a disaster it might be a good idea to keep your plans, especially if you are civic-minded and are willing to help. Such "volunteer tourism" can actually help communities recover from natural di ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2020 - 12:05pm
- Raiders Of The Lost Arawaks: Columbus Was Not Exaggerating About Caribbean Cannibalism
When Christopher Columbus discovered a continent unknown to Europeans, his accounts included harrowing descriptions of native pirates who cannibalized men and kept women as sex slaves, but more recent humanities scholars, even ones who readily accept oral ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2020 - 12:20pm
- The War On Baby Formula Goes Global- And It Will Keep Women Out Of The Work Force
Infant formula was the great liberator for working moms who wanted to have careers but in the last decade there has been a backlash against it, often adopting the veil of scientific legitimacy. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2020 - 6:41pm
- Why There Are Seven Days In A Week
Waiting for the weekend can often seem unbearable, a whole seven days between Saturdays. Having seven days in a week has been the case for a very long time, and so people don’t often stop to ask why. Most of our time reckoning is due to the movements of t ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 18 2020 - 7:30am
- War-Mongers Get The Girls: The Biological Spoils Of Battle
About 10 percent of Asia can claim to be descended from Genghis Khan and they are absolutely correct, genetic studies show; the reason is that part of the benefit to rampaging across Asia, the mid-East and into Europe was a lot of sex. But it isn't j ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2020 - 3:01pm
- Cultural Group Selection Theory: Cooperation As An Outcome Of Competition?
It doesn't seem like it if you watch political news but humans are unusually cooperative. We are unique in that we often cooperate with genetically unrelated strangers. Nurses, firefighters, helping someone who dropped a package, standing in line, the ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2020 - 5:25pm
- For Valentine's Day, Generation Z Wants Casual Hookups
As we lick our Valentine card envelopes and slip into something more comfortable, it’s a good time to ponder our sexual relationships. ...
Article - The Conversation - Feb 11 2020 - 8:30am
- Chinese Eugenics Upside: It Reduced The Education Gap Among Women
Much has been made of Chinese student achievement test scores, but inconvenient confounders are often ignored, such as that Chinese learn by rote. No teach in America wants to do that. Teachers are poorly paid and clean their own toilets. And only elite ki ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2020 - 8:00am