In The News: Department of Anthropology

Wall Street Journal
September 8, 2021

A crop of companies want to make sperm-freezing a routine procedure for young men, as employers start to offer it as a benefit.

Genetic Literacy Project
September 7, 2021

Less than half of all societies kiss with their lips, according to a study of 168 cultures from around the world.

The Great Courses Daily
August 17, 2021

The global overnutrition epidemic carries numerous consequences, including health problems like heart disease. U.S. children eat more processed foods now than ever.

AlKhaleej Today
August 17, 2021

Kissing the lips is not practiced by all people as some people think, there are a variety of different ways in which people kiss each other, so how did this practice begin?

August 17, 2021

From '70s bushes to bald as a badger, these are the era-defining styles down there.

August 16, 2021

Lip-on-lip kissing is not nearly as universal as we might think it is, so can the diverse number of ways that humans kiss reveal what it is about this intimate act that we find important?

Daily Finland
August 16, 2021

Less than half of all societies kiss with their lips, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), quoting a study of 168 cultures from around the world.

New York Times
July 19, 2021

The science behind the idea of restoring the intestinal microbiome to an ancestral state is shaky, skeptics say, and in some cases unethical.

May 28, 2021

Honey is made by bees, and because we typically associate its image with peaceful, pastoral beekeeping, the question of whether or not honey is vegan is often one that will get you different answers, depending on who you ask. So, what’s the buzz, is honey vegan?

Clinical OMICs
May 21, 2021

Our gut and oral microbiome can have a big impact on our day-to-day health, but how have these microbial communities evolved over time and what can research into the genetics of ancient samples tell us about the modern microbiome?

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

The Great Courses Daily
May 7, 2021

One species of Mosquito is responsible for spreading diseases like Zika. This species, Aedes aegypti, only makes up about 4% of the total mosquito population but is a huge problem.