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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

#NYCSciTweetUp Next Thursday, 10/27

#NYCSciTweetUp Next Thursday, 10/27

The 5th #NYCSciTweetUp will be on 10/27, which is next Thursday! Details on the location have to be finalized, but you can always find the most up-to-date information on the Facebook invite.Special thanks to Bora Zivkovic and John Timmer for handling the details while I've been off of my feet (literally).

October 20, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor's Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles

Editor's Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles

Ed Note: Part of my online life includes editorial duties at ResearchBlogging.org, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the ResearchBlogging.org News site.

October 20, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Portrait of a Neighborhood Science Program

Portrait of a Neighborhood Science Program

New York's World Maker Faire helped spur a fantastic discussion on innovation in STEM education, highlighting the importance of partnerships that include educational institutions, communities, and private entities to ensure the broadest impact possible.

October 12, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Cooperation Is Child's Play

Cooperation Is Child's Play

Cooperation confounds us: Humans are the only members of the animal kingdom to display this tendency to the extent that we do, and it's an expensive endeavor with no guarantee of reciprocal rewards.

October 10, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor's Selections: Cave paintings, Religiosity, and Morality

Editor's Selections: Cave paintings, Religiosity, and Morality

This week on ResearchBlogging.org: Cris Campbell of Genealogy of Religion presents the possibility that Paleolithic cave paintings in the Rouffignac Cave may have been done by children, and are not the practiced markings left by shamans.

October 6, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Please Help AiP Support the Social Sciences

Please Help AiP Support the Social Sciences

It's October—baseball is in its final throes for the season, football frenzy is fast upon us, the holiday season is peeking at us, and the kids are back in school.I was fortunate to have some excellent teachers growing up, but I also remember having to use scrappy, dog eared copies of books, having to copy worksheets by hand to save them for subsequent classes to use, and seeing my parents sigh when I brought home a letter asking for money for Weekly News subscriptions—but they always found the money for me.Now more than ever, schools and parents are struggling to meet the needs of students.

October 5, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Structures in City Hall Park

Structures in City Hall Park

City Hall Park in New York City is often home to public art exhibits. The current installment is Sol LeWitt's Structures .LeWitt is the American artist often credited with creating minimalism and conceptualism.

October 4, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Tracing the Trickle-down in Roman Recycling

Tracing the Trickle-down in Roman Recycling

Citizens of the Ancient World seem to have made a solid go at "going green." Ongoing research by Harriet Foster and Caroline Jackson (2010) revealed hints of color deriving from previously blown glass in colorless glass, indicating that Romans often reused glass, adding batches of broken vessels into the raw material from which they fashioned new items.

October 3, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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