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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Are We Ashamed of Lunch?

Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011.   Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins.

August 9, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Unmasking the Truth in Caricature

I had an interesting experience with Facebook's face-recognition system for auto-tagging photos recently. Essentially, it misidentified a person in my photos.

August 3, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Interested in Science? Come to the #NYCSciTweetUp on Aug. 9th

Every month or so, the science community in New York City gathers to talk science over beer. The event—or TweetUp if you will—began as a means of connecting the online science community offline, which is why it bears a hashtag in its name.

July 29, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Editor's Selections: Traffic, Wine, and Vikings

It's Thursday! Which means it's time for my Editor's Selections.Here are my picks for this past week: Can linguistic diversity be hazardous to your health?

July 28, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Are We Hoarding Connections?

Ed Note: This article is from the Anthropology in Practice archives, and was originally posted on August 24th, 2010. I've elected to repost it given the introduction of the Google+, which offers (necessitates?) a new means to connect.

July 28, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

The Original Angry Birds?

It occurred to me that birds have been angry with us for some time: And perhaps, they have good reason to be: Launching themselves via slingshots seems a natural next step, no?

July 22, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Picturing Science: Secrets of the Museum Revealed

Meteorite Close-Up: An electron microprobe excites the atoms on the surfaces of meteorite samples revealing their mineral composition. © AMNH\\D. Ebel To the public, museums are mysterious, magical places.

July 21, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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