Socialising The Network

Pam Jarvis | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech
Pam Jarvis

A decade and a half later, to effectively communicate on Twitter, I have had to consider how to communicate my thoughts effectively in 140 characters or less whilst maintaining coherence; this in turn led me to engage more deeply with the language of the emoticon and the visual attachment.

Secret Tunnel Linked To The Underworld Found Under Mexico’s Pyramid Of The Moon

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK

A mystery tunnel has been found beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon in the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Archaeologists with the National Institute ...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Pam Jarvis | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

Perhaps, during this week in which we commemorate a religious leader whose contribution to humanity was to champion compassion and charity, we should take a little time to contemplate the burgeoning evidence which reveals the nakedness of the neoliberal emperor currently bestriding the western world?

How Many Calories Are In A Human? Prehistoric Cannibals Were Being Short-Changed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

Ever taken a long hard look at your ‘favourite’ person in the office and wondered just how worth your time it would be to torture them and then ea...

Dinosaurs May Have Originated In The UK, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech

Dinosaurs may have originated in an area that is now the UK, according to a groundbreaking study that could upend our understanding of their evolution...

Leaders, Who Needs 'em?

David J. M. Swallow | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
David J. M. Swallow

With the American Presidential Inauguration Day now upon us, here are 6 reasons why we don't need 'em.

Perpetual Sadness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

In a world filled with wilful ignorance, unfettered greed and social injustice, it is difficult to believe that anyone could be immune from sadness. Y...

Amazon Alexa Nails The Pronunciation Of Europe's Longest Place Name

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever doubted the artificial intelligence hype, check out this video of Amazon Alexa pronouncing Europe’s longest place name. It reels of...

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter t...

Giving Is Not About Being 'Selfless'

Ben Eyre | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Eyre

I want to challenge conventional wisdom that suggests giving is an antidote to consumerism. Not because I want to knock giving, but because my experience of conducting anthropological research into philanthropy suggests we can better understand it by not viewing it as the polar opposite of consumer activity.

What is Archaeology and Anthropology to Our Young People?

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

Schools should be encouraged to visit sites of significant historical meaning more than they are now. Archaeology and anthropology studies can be conducted in the deepest Mayan forests of South America, the desert towns of the Middle East, but it can be even more fascinating to our youngsters if it is right on their doorstep - as I have found in Llanelli.

London Open City Documentary Festival: The Need for More Documentaries

Carla Cretan | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carla Cretan

A festival of documentaries is an alternative to mainstream media: any world documentary production goes through a process of being topically safe, legally vetted, format censored, content edited, politically correct abiding and fancy entertainment creative before they get mass distribution or shown at all.

What The Dress Tells us About Religion, the General Election and Gay Marriage

Joe Ware | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Within Christianity, theologians have looked at the same collections of passages and come to different and sometimes opposite conclusions about what they mean.

The Anthropology A-level Is Too Important to Scrap

Joe Goodman | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Goodman

The cross-cultural perspective of Anthropology aims to stretch as widely as possible across the world to examine the fundamental truths we rest on. It allows us to ask, is religion a universal human phenomenon? Are humans selfish by default? Can large societies function without a state? Is there such a thing as a universal moral code?

A Question of Trust

Dr Aarathi Prasad | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Aarathi Prasad

I am a skeptic. Some years ago, my mother 'blamed' this on my education in science. And it's true, over the years of analysing molecules and ideas I have become extraordinarily critical. I challenge most things I read in the news; doctors' diagnoses and marketing campaigns

Shoppers of the World: Unite and Take Over

Rodney Collins | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Rodney Collins

"SHOPPING SHOULD BE FUN!" Earlier this month, we stepped aboard the H.M.S. Saxifrage in London for a half-day summit, The Big Shopping Pop-Up. The s...

Vigilante Archetypes and the Spread of 'Real Life Superheroes'

Dr Gavin Weston | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dr Gavin Weston

The exponential rise of superheroes throughout popular culture is seeing a corresponding increase in related news stories: the Burka Avenger's role mo...

People, Place And Change: Open City Docs Fest returns

Paul Drury | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

Documentary narratives with the capacity to make people change the way they see the world were central to the four-day Open City Docs Fest, which took place in London last weekend.

Why We Believe in Gods: Afterthoughts After a Discussion With Andy Thomson

Tony Sobrado | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home
Tony Sobrado

The other night I was fortunate enough to talk with Dr. Andy Thomson, Author of the ground breaking Why We Believe in Gods: A Concise Guide to the Sci...

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Does This 'Holiday' Horror Endure?

Hilary Burrage | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK
Hilary Burrage

'Summer Holidays are for Fun not Pain' declared the (London) Metropolitan Police Force as school broke up for the Summer 2012 break... A strange but necessary message because, horrifically, thousands, of young British girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) whilst school is out; and some will have died.

Out Of Africa

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

An ancient skull unearthed in Laos has reset the clock of human migration to southern Asia back 20,000 years. The discovery suggests that the first...

Anthropology and the Modern Mummy

Helena Gillespie | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Gillespie

Happy Mother's Day to all you Modern Mummies out there. Here, for Mother's Day weekend, and is general celebrations of mums, is my affectionate spotters' guide to Modern Mummies.

High Latitude Humans Have Bigger Brains

The Huffington Post | Rob Smith | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

Human populations living further away from the equator have, on average, larger brains and larger eyes than equatorial populations, according to a new...