In The News: Department of Anthropology
Can your dog or cat boost your sex appeal?
In the Navajo Nation, electricity may be a fragile commodity as climate change intensifies. Other tribes in the United States face similar energy quandaries. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced Sept. 2 that it is requesting applications to co-fund renewable energy, energy efficiency and combined heat and power to help increase the climate resilience of indigenous communities. The available funding is estimated to total around $4 million to $6 million. Applications are due by Dec. 10.
In America, it’s fairly common for lovers to steal a kiss in public. But try that in another country and you might be met with weird looks.
Patty Kreckman was in a domestic violence situation when her husband gave her an ultimatum — him or the cat. She chose the cat and moved out.
Maybe it's financially-motivated, or maybe it's just a personal decision. Whatever it is, more people are making the decision to not have children than ever before.
Think you know a potential mate by the way they kiss?
Beyond the movie screen, here in Las Vegas you’ll find newly-mets – those who meet by chance on a weekend sojourn – kissing on club floors, in bars, casino pools. Everywhere.
The music swells. On screen, the two main characters' eyes meet. They lean in, and — slowly! — their lips gently press in a romantic kiss. All the teenage girls in the audience exhale audibly.
For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection.
A new study has surprisingly revealed that only 46 percent of 168 cultures kiss as a romantic gesture and many parts of the world are disgusted by it.