Samantha Reiss

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Did climate change jump-start human evolution in East Africa?

IT’S been called the cradle of humanity, but the significance of East Africa’s Turkana basin in human history is still unclear. Now some ancient …

How 3D printing fossils will change the way we look at human evolution

This September our team announced the discovery of the new species, <i>Homo naledi</i>. The species comes from the Dinaledi Chamber, deep within the Rising …

Fossils

Discovery Institute Still Undermining Science

The Seattle-based Discovery Institute, America's tiny but loud voice for Intelligent Design, is once again trotting out their thoroughly discredited argument that good science education requires that our public schools "teach the controversy." America's public schools should present the "strengths …

Critical Thinking

So...Mother Nature has been busy creating a coyote-wolf hybrid

Remember Napoleon Dynamite and his ardent affection for the liger? Duh, of course you do. It was pretty much his favorite animal, “like a lion and a …

A Guide to White Privilege For White People Who Think They've Never Had Any

I can relate to you. You are usually the white person who grew up poor, often living a marginalized existence, who overcame economic barriers to achieve a modicum of success as an adult. Sometimes, you knew a lot of other Black or Latino poor people and you compare yourself and your outcomes to …

Equality

Why the U.S. Census Bureau might drop the term 'race' in 2020

As the United States becomes more diverse, its census bureau is trying to figure out how best to capture the changing face of the country. That could …

Sociology

How Some Birds Evolved to Build Protected Nests

Birds' nests are as diverse as the creatures who build them. The variety of locations, shapes, and sizes they’re built in and the materials they’re …

Wildlife

How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains

Scientists have begun to identify the symphony of biological triggers that powered the extraordinary expansion of the human brain.<p>There it was, …

'Be a Man?' Watch Boys and Men Ages 5-50 Respond to This Common Phrase

<b>Speaker 1:</b> Be a man… Took me a while to learn what that meant.<p><b>Text:</b> We asked men aged 5-50 to do word association on camera. These are their …

Powerful Photos Demonstrate Everyday Racial Microagressions

Photographer Kiyun asked her friends at Fordham University to "write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced," and the results are …

4 Reasons Never to Tell Your Daughters to Be 'Ladylike'

That perfection is evidenced by her knowing how to be demure and highly compliant in public settings, and equally versed in the art of getting all</i> …

No, Affirmative Action Isn't Racist Against White People – And Here's Why

2.9K Shares<p>We’ve heard it many times before: “If affirmative action helps people of color, isn’t it reverse racist? Doesn’t it take away from …

Next Time Someone Wonders Why We're Still Talking About Racism, Show Them This

<b>Calvin:</b> Say it. Black lives matter. It’s okay. We do matter. You don’t matter any less.<p><b>Text:</b> Why are we still talking about racism? Because racism …

E.coli

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

Q&A: What We Know (And Don't) About Homo Naledi - Diane Rehm

A reconstruction of Homo naledi’s head by paleoartist John Gurche, who spent some 700 hours recreating the head from bone scans. The find was …

Anthropology
Anthropology

4 Beneficial Evolutionary Mutations That Humans Are Undergoing Right Now

Most random genetic changes caused by evolution are neutral, and some are harmful, but a few turn out to be positive improvements. These beneficial …

Viking shield maidens have formed part of the fantasies of that era for many years, but they couldn't be real, could they?

Well, a recent archaeological discovery seems to suggest they may well be.<p>According to research in the University of western Australia, many …

Archaeology

Why Cultural Anthropology is important

Galway suburb celebrates its cultural diversity

Doughiska/Merlin Woods, Roscam and Ardaun has 33 nationalities living there<p>Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 17:26<p>From small villages to large cities, every …

Pope Francis: “Bold Cultural Revolution” Needed to Save Planet from Climate Change & Consumerism

<b>NERMEEN SHAIKH:</b> We turn now to the Vatican, where Pope Francis has called for swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world …

Christianity

A massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

It happened without a Summer of Love, without Timothy Leary, without a groovy anthem or a shaggy new national look. In the past decade or so, there’s …

Society

Meat-cancer connection: How should the food industry respond?

As you may have heard, a committee of the U.N.’s World Health Organization announced on Monday that processed meat causes cancer. This wasn’t the …

Processed Meat

Why sugar is potentially as toxic as alcohol

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be …

Diabetes