In The News: Department of Anthropology

Psychology Today
November 18, 2015

Can your dog or cat boost your sex appeal?

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 2, 2015

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.

September 3, 2015

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.

August 25, 2015

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.

August 12, 2015

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.

Indiana University Bloomington
August 5, 2015

For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection.

Ask Men
July 15, 2015

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.

July 13, 2015
I’m going to start by admitting something: I have put my tongue in more than one other person’s mouth in order to experience erotic pleasure. I have also allowed more than one person to put his tongue in my mouth, once again for the romantic-sexual endorphins that start flowing from a good make-out. Kissing is a universal tool for that, right?
Las Vegas Review Journal
June 20, 2015
When Stephen Miller became a father, he entered into his new calling with a definite idea of what fatherhood is about.
June 19, 2015
In the days before Father's Day, the messages in the greeting-card aisle are often different from the ones that greet shoppers before Mother's Day.