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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

What would you do if you had no sense of smell?

A smelly meeting. | Photo by Tom Freidel. CC. Click on image for license and information. No, really. What would you do? What scents would you miss the most?

March 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

The Open Lab Cover Unveiled!

Earlier this week, Bora Zivkovic revealed the cover design for the annual anthology of the best science writing on the Web. A hearty congratulations to all who made this edition.Design by Jason Heuer (click to see larger)

March 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Have you ever been to a live poultry market?

Au. Note: This post is about live poultry markets, and includes descriptions and images that may be upsetting for some readers. Readers are advised to proceed at their own discretion.

March 13, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

A More Social Explanation of "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"

Can you measure someone's nature by the temperature of their hands? | Photo from iStock. It's a curious saying: "Cold hands, warm heart." It proposes that people whose hands are usually cold actually have kind and loving personalities.

March 9, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Facebook as a MMORPG? Playing Pretend Online

Fairy? Rockstar? Why not both? How do you present yourself online? | Chickpea by Kristina Killgrove, 2011. Used with permission. "Go ahead," he said.

March 1, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Save the Date for the First #NYCSciTweetUp of 2012

That's right! After a bit of a delay, the #NYCSciTweetUp is back! Save the date for March 29th, at the Peculier Pub in NYC. Updated details will be posted on the Facebook page (as they always are).

February 28, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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