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Genetic Diversity of Native Americans: New Research Finds Evidence in Genes for Both Prehistoric Migrations and Environmental Adaptations
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“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone
The disapperance of Legendary mountain climbers Mallory and Irvine may have due to previously unconsidered extreme weather conditions, reports the journal Weather.
Background Music Doesn't Necessarily Help Concentration
You’ve read the books, seen the movies, and perhaps stayed up all night debating the dark moral issues presented in Stephenie Meyer’s world of the undead. Ponder no more.
An international team of scientists have discovered how 'climate footprints' played a major role in causing mass extinction of mammals in the late quaternary era, 50,000 years ago, reports Evolution.
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy is the perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland.
Richard O. Davies Presents the Top Ten American Sports Rivalries
Research shows that group brainstorming methods may yield similar ideas and limit creativity
Economists have begun calling the years from 1999 to 2009 “the lost decade” because America’s net gain in jobs was zero. We just lived through a period with no increase in jobs, despite every decade since WWII ending with at least a twenty-percent increase. We’re pulling out of the recession now, but no one expects the job market to get back to normal for years. What happened? Where did all the jobs go?
The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence
New book discusses the overlap between current affairs, political, and religious debate
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.”—Viktor Frankl
Publishers Weekly calls it “a page-turner”. Library Journal recommends it, “for all readers seeking a lively introduction to a turning point in Roman history.” Historian Stephen-Dando Collins offers a fresh take on the infamous murder of Julius Caesar, uncovering long-held suspicions previously unanswered, in his new book.
“Animalkind raises all the important ethical questions about how we should treat animals. Whether you are a meat-eater or a vegan, after reading Jean Kazez's lively and concise book, you'll be provoked to think long and hard about her arguments.” —Peter Singer, Author of In Defense of Animals (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005)
"This book will make readers on both sides of animal issues think very deeply. Essential reading for everyone who is interested in ethical issues regarding the use of animals." —Temple Grandin, Author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation
"This book achieves something very difficult: it provides a fresh and innovative way of looking at the age-old questions about religious faith that philosophers have argued about for centuries. Written in a clear and engaging style, Holley shows the role 'life-orienting stories' play for both believers and atheists, and, without dogmatism or minimizing difficulties, he shows how religious faith might be possible in the contemporary world." —C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
A practical guide to the learning our students need to thrive in our times
Homo floresiensis Not Diseased Sub-Population of Healthy Humans
The popularity of Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, has opened up the secretive world of the Freemasons to millions of readers. The ancient society and puzzling ciphers featured in the book have sparked interest in finding out more about both.
With its iconic Golden Arches, unforgettable jingles, and famous french fries, McDonald’s is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. It is also one of the world’s largest employers: more than 1.6 million employees in 118 countries.
New Book Breaks Down the Public Discourse Surrounding Political Correctness