Anthropology

In Praise Of Consumerism- It Was Good Enough For Marco Polo So It's Good Enough For You

We started off discussing the value of consumerism to even the most devout naturalists with In Praise Of Consumerism- It Appeals To The Thoreau In You and then discussed the materialistic greed of nature herself in In Praise Of Consumerism- Bees, Bacteria ...

Article - Howard Bloom - May 27 2008 - 11:18pm

Ancient Genetic Purity A Myth, Says Study

A team of forensic scientists at the University of Copenhagen has studied human remains found in two ancient Danish burial grounds dating back to the iron age, and discovered a man who appears to be of Arabian origin. The findings suggest that human beings ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 4:44pm

In Britain, The Last Neanderthal Was More Advanced Than The First Homo Sapien

An archaeological excavation at a site near Pulborough, West Sussex, has thrown remarkable new light on the life of northern Europe's last Neanderthals. It provides a snapshot of a thriving, developing population, rather than communities on the verge ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2008 - 8:39pm

The Genetic Component In Voter Turnout

A new study finds that genes significantly affect variation in voter turnout, shedding new light on the reasons why people vote and participate in the political system. "Although we are not the first to suggest a link between genes and political parti ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2008 - 12:15pm

Ancient Olympics- More Like The PGA Than An Amateur Ideal

The modern Olympic ideals differ dramatically from the way the games were actually played in ancient Greece, says a University of Maryland classicist who has heavily researched the Olympic past. The ancient games featured professionals with a “winning is e ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2008 - 10:32am

Yemen Water Irrigation Traced Back 5,200 Years

In the remote desert highlands of southern Yemen, a team of archaeologists have discovered new evidence of ancient transitions from hunting and herding to irrigation agriculture 5,200 years ago. As part of a larger program of archaeological research, Micha ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2008 - 5:06pm

Anthropology Professor Finds Way To Blame Sponsors For Doping In Cycling

With a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency, University of Vermont anthropology professor Brian Gilley has spent the last year studying attitudes among under-23-year-old cyclists towards use of performance enhancing drugs. Since the Tour de France ouste ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2009 - 2:07pm

Chicken DNA Suggests Polynesians Introduced Them To South America

A new study of DNA from ancient and modern chickens has shed light on the controversy about the extent of pre-historic Polynesian contact with the Americas. The study questions recent claims that chickens were first introduced into South America by Polynes ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2008 - 1:33pm

Counting Without Numbers- How Aborigine Kids Do It

Knowing the words for numbers is not necessary to be able to count, according to a new study of aboriginal children by UCL (University College London) and the University of Melbourne. The study of the aboriginal children from two communities which do not h ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2008 - 4:33pm

Science And The Public: Informed People Make Better Environmental Decisions Than Government Does

We don't need to 'frame' science for the masses, no matter what you may read elsewhere by people who want to manipulate data to achieve their ideological goals. Informed people who make their own decisions(whether they agree with you or not) ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2008 - 11:58am