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Experts Reveal 6 of the Biggest Relationship Trends for 2016

<i>By Andrea Syrtash, Glamour</i><p>Illustration: Marcel Vertes/Vogue<p>Relationship norms are changing as rapidly as the world around us. As we enter the second half of the second decade of the century, we have more chances to connect (or disconnect) digitally <i>and</i> more choices than ever before. How does this …

British bombers launch first airstrikes against ISIL in Syria

British bombers have carried out their first air strikes against ISIL in Syria, just hours after MPs voted in favour of UK action against the militants there.<p>Four Tornado jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus making a strike over Syria according to the ministry of defence. High-precision, …

Council on American-Islamic Relations: 'This certainly is not about the Muslim faith'

A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during a press conference on a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, December 2, 2015. Screengrab via CNN<p>The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference Wednesday night to address the mass shooting that left …

Who were Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik?

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were a married couple who left their baby with grandma while they carried out the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the December 2012 rampage at Sandy Hook.<p>Syed Rizwan Farook, a U.S. citizen, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, a permanent resident, massacred 14 people at a …

California

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. …

California

Anthropozine | Anthropology Now

Welcome to the first issue of Anthropozine, a new venue for undergraduate authors from the team at Anthropology Now. Our tagline is “Anthropology …

Avengers, Anthropology, and Awareness

“I don’t trust a guy without a dark side. Call me old fashioned.”–Tony Stark to Captain America in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”After the Avengers get</i> …

Theology

Early men and women had gender equality, say anthropologists

A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes men and women tend to hold equal standing and influence, suggesting that sexual …

Evolutionists on the Bible

Philosophical naturalism sought to 'explain away' the supernatural in the Bible. Unfortunately Christians who accept their uniformitarian deep time, …

Supernatural

Anthropologists do well in movies, indigenous peoples not so much

Last month, four intrepid anthropologists – led by Gavin Weston of Goldsmiths College – embarked on a journey into uncharted lands. The team faced …

History of the Ka’bah

© Zurijeta | shutterstock.com<p>Two years ago the 3 million mark was broken.[1] For the first time on record, over 3 million pilgrims, cultures and …

Is the ability to cook what made us human?

<i>[This interview was conducted in 2009.]</i><p>Richard Wrangham, the Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and author of</i> …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Florida by Land: Walk on the Wild Side

At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance.<p>Seeing animals in their natural habitats doesn’t have to involve hours of trekking through the wilderness. At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance (less …

National Parks

How to Eat the World in America

The empty stomach is the ultimate travel icebreaker. Everyone eats, everyone loves food, and the less you know about what’s on offer in a place, the more people want to help you.<p>Whether you live in the United States or are simply visiting, you don’t have to leave the country to get a taste of the …

New Jersey

So you think you can get out of finance? An anthropologist says no

You may think you're in finance for the short term, but you are wrong<p>If anyone outside banking knows about the banking mindset, it’s Joris Luyendijk. …

Appalachian Anthropology

Posted in activism on November 17th, 2011 by Emily S. Channell-Justice<p>I wasn’t at the N17 day of action today. I taught a class. And nearly all of my …

City University of New York (CUNY)

U.S. pastor who led son's same-sex marriage can keep ordination: council | Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled.<p>The church had punished Reverend Frank Schaefer last year by defrocking him when he refused to say he would never …

Dear nature vandal: The Web wants you | CNN Travel

Lords of the Mangrove - Photographs and text by Felipe Jacome | LensCulture

In the northwestern corner of Ecuador live the tallest mangrove trees in the world. Amidst the trees’ towering, almost fantastical, roots, you will often find (young) members of the local Afro-Ecuadorian communities. Some are simply playing in the forests but most are there to make a living, to …

Mangroves