Anthropology

More Evidence That Emotional Expressions Are Universal

Are smiles, scowls, or sympathetic sighs universal across cultures? Studies from Namibia to Bhutan have attempted to find out, but the findings have been too inconsistent to take seriously. It may be because asking asking participants in a remote culture t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2020 - 2:49pm

Independent Frontier Mentality Still Exists In Modern Mountain Regions- And With It Less Neuroticism

If you are a tourist and visit California in the United States or Bavaria in Germany, you will quickly notice it is not like a lot of other places in those countries. A cultural mentality exists and people who identify with the stereotype are more likely t ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2020 - 8:51am

Social Media Political Ads: Less Negative, But More Partisan

While it is said that around six percent of voting Americans decide elections- the truly undecided- it is more the case that getting out the vote among your own party matters most. That is why political parties will drive their own to polling places while ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 16 2020 - 7:57am

Psychopaths And Sadists: Why Do Humans Harm The Harmless?

Why are some humans cruel to people who don’t even pose a threat to them – sometimes even their own children? Where does this behaviour come from and what purpose does it serve? Ruth, 45, London. Humans are the glory and the scum of the universe, conclude ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 26 2020 - 6:01am

The Funerary Incantations Of Neolithic Iberians Revealed

In the Cueva de la Dehesilla of Cádiz on the Iberian Peninsula, two human skulls and a juvenile goat were discovered in a funerary structure dating to the Middle Neolithic period, 4800-4000 B.C. The archaeological structures and materials from a funerary r ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2020 - 6:01am