| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
An adversary looms larger and stronger if you’re incapacitated or off-balance, according to a study by UCLA anthropologists that places the classic “fight, flight or parley” question in an evolutionary context.
The study, part of a...
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
| Jul 28, 2013
What would you major in if you had to pick a major today?
Someone asked me that the other day and I was as stumped as I'd have been if she'd asked, "Can you explain Beck's monadicity theorem?" or "Why exactly do we care about Pippa Middleton?"
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Claire Messud is known as something of an intellectual among literary novelists, with a cool, quietly probing tone from her first book, "When the World Was Steady" (1995) to her best-selling "The Emperor's Children" (2006). Her bracing and vehement new...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
After many ups and downs, Congressional passage of comprehensive immigration reform now looks possible. In exchange for tighter border controls, an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants will receive a path to citizenship. The biggest players in the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Anthropologists said this week that DNA from ancient bones from northern British Columbia demonstrates a direct link between long-ago inhabitants and Native American descendants who live in the region today.
Assembling complete mitochondrial DNA genomes...
| Jun 27, 2013
Buried in the Supreme Court's decision Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional was a phrase that captures what is at stake in the rapidly changing landscape of marriage rights in the United States: "A dignity and status of great...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Is college worth it?
Currently, it doesn't seem so for students hoping to get jobs in architecture, government, the humanities or arts after college.
Recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in those areas have been suffering high unemployment rates,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:42 PM
It may look like a bunch of stuff scattered on a table, but these pieces of the past date back hundreds of years.
They were found on Washington and Lee's campus just last week.
Crews had started work on Robinson Hall, when members of the school's...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Dr. Jorge Duany is the Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He previously served as Acting Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at the University of...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:15 AM
As a recent graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I would like to express my disappointment and vehement disagreement with Anne D. Neal's commentary about the institution ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30).
I feel that it is unfair on many...