The Southern Greek Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Sequence at Franchthi Cave

Franchthi Cave, Greece By Dr. Jeremy B. Rutter Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities Dartmouth College The Site Franchthi Cave is unique in Greece in having an essentially unbroken series of deposits spanning the period from ca. 20,000 B.C. (and probably even earlier) down to ca. 3000 B.C. This[…]

Ancient Egyptian Sexuality

Portrait from inside Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep’s mastaba By Alissa Lyon / 10.23.2014 Department of Anthropology Michigan State University Sexuality in Ancient Egypt is a subject to be approached with caution. Norms in regard to sexual behavior cannot be looked at with our Western understanding of sexual identity as many cultures, both past and present, do not create[…]

How The Religious Right Made Life More Difficult & Dangerous For World’s LGBT People In 2016

By Peter Montgomery / 12.28.2016 U.S.-based Religious Right groups have a long track record of collaborating with their counterparts in other countries to restrict women’s health choices and make life harder and more dangerous for LGBT people around the world. This year was an especially active one in this global human rights struggle. U.S. Religious[…]

The Historian Rudolf Hospinian

By William Theiss / 11.30.2016 MPhil Student in Early Modern History University of Cambridge The 1517 book On Gems by Erasmus Stella, a doctor and mythologist from Leipzig, never enjoyed a wide readership—though two hundred years later it was enough in demand to merit a reprint. It takes its reader on a brisk journey through[…]

From Founding Fathers to Internet Trolls

Defoe in the pillory. Pioneering 18th century British pamphleteer Daniel Defoe was persecuted for his anonymously published critique of a royal campaign. / James Charles Armytage engraving via Wikimedia By Dr. Susan Park, J.D. / 06.07.2015 Associate Professor of Business and Marketing Boise State University “Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority,”[…]

Check Out This Amazing Renovated Bus Turned Into A Family Home On Wheels

By Alexa Erickson / 12.29.2016 Quit your job, travel the world, be free. There are a lot of movements gaining steam out there that promote quitting the rat race, embracing minimalism, putting experiences before owning things, lowering your carbon footprint, and embracing sustainability, among other admirable initiatives. With countless studies revealing how the typical American diet, job, and[…]

Would You Pay $30,000 to Have a Beer Tailored to Your DNA?

A London-based brewery has recently launched a unique service that uses cutting edge genetic profiling to create “the world’s most personalised beer”, based on the client’s DNA profile. And it “only” costs £25,000 ($30,550). Ciaran Giblin, the brewmaster of Meantime Brewery, was the world’s first brewer to have a beer tailored to his own DNA, and was so[…]