In The News: Department of Anthropology

The Great Courses Daily
July 15, 2020

According to BBC Travel, a species of ant called the Hormigas culonas—or “big-butt ant”—fetches prices as high as 300,000 Colombian pesos per kilogram, or approximately $83 USD. Part of the reason ants are in such high demand is due to their nutritional value, a recently studied and similar species shows.

Salon
June 30, 2020

The celebrated new Hulu program "Taste the Nation," hosted by acclaimed writer and "Top Chef" star Padma Lakshmi, is a "journey across America" to explore the cuisines and connected life-stories of different immigrant groups. It makes an important statement about the value of immigrants in Trump's America, but the immigrant rights movement must learn key lessons from what it misrepresents and ignores.

Toronto Sun
June 26, 2020

Guys – are you looking for love during these uncertain times? Get a dog. Make it a French bulldog, a puppy for best results.

The Great Courses Daily
June 25, 2020

The diminishing sugar demand took a worldwide pandemic to occur, according to Bloomberg. “The global closure of restaurants, sports arenas, and cinemas means sugar demand will drop this season for the first time in four decades,” the article said. “Drink and confectionery sales at giants including Coca-Cola Co. and Nestle SA have fallen, and while economies start to reopen, it’s unclear how quickly demand will recover as incomes and employment fall.”

BBC
June 1, 2020

Dan Saladino looks at the legal and illegal trade in wild meat. Links made between Covid-19 and wild animals has led to calls for a total ban. This could be a mistake Dan explains.

Boulder City Review
May 21, 2020

What might bring about that deadly — and economically debilitating — coronavirus comeback?

Inverse
February 19, 2020

Humans are one of the most successful species on the planet: We live on frozen continents and arid deserts, create tools that help us survive and even push the boundaries of our biology. Our ingenuity and adaptability serve as our species' superpowers, but the origins of that power may be found in unexpected places — like the armpit sweat of our closest living relatives.

Yahoo!
February 11, 2020

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air for many.

The sight of smooching couples may warm your heart, or turn your stomach.

NPR
December 27, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn't battling morning sickness, she craved nachos. Like many first-time expectant mothers, she was nervous and excited about her pregnancy.

KNPR News
December 27, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn't battling morning sickness, she craved nachos. Like many first-time expectant mothers, she was nervous and excited about her pregnancy.

The Great Courses Daily
December 23, 2019

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report, when it comes to food waste, “the cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually.” The exact figures on what contributes to American food waste were unavailable, but “in the United Kingdom, about two-thirds of household waste is due to food spoilage from not being used on-time; whereas, the other one-third is caused by people cooking or serving too much.”

Salon
December 17, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn’t battling morning sickness, she craved nachos.