In The News: Department of Anthropology

National Geographic
January 11, 2016

The saying "love me, love my dog" may have some basis in reality: A new study suggests that pets can influence how we perceive potential dates.

American Kennel Club
January 4, 2016

Guys, forget the chocolates, flowers, and pheromone colognes. The secret to finding your everlasting love could be as simple as walking your dog.

Washington Post
December 21, 2015

Attention dog-loving singles! A new study has confirmed what so many dog park visits and “yappy hours” and gimmicky Instagram accounts have already made so obvious: Your furry friend can help get you laid.

Science News
December 15, 2015

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A series of fossil discoveries offered potentially important insights into the origins of the human genus, Homo. Most notably, a group of South African fossils triggered widespread excitement accompanied by head-scratching and vigorous debate.

KNPR News
December 14, 2015

If you want a date, maybe you should get a dog, first.

Yahoo!
December 1, 2015

Men who use their dogs to pick up women might be on to something: New research has found that having a pet makes a person more attractive to the opposite sex.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 30, 2015

You've got a fancy car and a suit so sharp it'd cut paper. You've sprung for a dozen red roses and a box of absurdly overpriced candy and, now, you're ready to impress your date.

Daily Mail
November 19, 2015

Many men and and women will attest to the fact there is something alluringly sexy about a handsome man caring for a dog.

Yahoo! News UK
November 18, 2015

For single men a dog can provide companionship and affection and, it would appear, a steady stream of potential dates.

Psychology Today
November 18, 2015

Can your dog or cat boost your sex appeal?

GreenBiz
October 20, 2015

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.

Las Vegas Sun
October 6, 2015

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.