Anthropology

A Question of Trust

Dr Aarathi Prasad | Posted 13.08.2014 | 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. Th...

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...