Academic Response to ‘The Forest People’

Academic Response to ‘The Forest People’

Anthropologist Colin M. Turnbull’s book: The Forest People discusses the BaMbuti Pygmies that live in the dense rainforests of central Africa. The BaMbuti Pygmies have been written about for centuries, and it is possible that they are among the earliest inhabitants of the Ituri Rainforest. The Ituri Rainforest is located in the modern-day Democratic Republic […]

Flu Now in 43 States and Continuing to Spread

Flu Now in 43 States and Continuing to Spread

The flu season is still in full swing this season and is not showing much in the way of recession. As many as 43 states are experiencing high or widespread flu activity. The only state that is seeing rather low rates of cases is Hawaii. The predominant flu strain is still the bad variety – […]

Resolving to Fail Resolving

Resolving to Fail Resolving

Every year, more than 45% of Americans make resolutions of change within the New Year. The turning of the year excites most with new possibilities, the idea that the clock, though forward, has been somewhat reset, giving each the opportunity to change the course of their lives. Gym memberships spike, religious service attendance swells, and […]

Animals and iPads: Cognition and Communication Studies

Animals and iPads: Cognition and Communication Studies

Have you ever marveled at the capability of an infant to play games on an iPad? A quick YouTube search will reveal thousands of results of this phenomena. It’s true our dependence on technology has become ingrained in us at an earlier and earlier age, but have our habits also had an effect on wildlife? […]

How an Organic Lifestyle Can Save the Population

How an Organic Lifestyle Can Save the Population

Recent studies reveal that an increase in infertility in men may be linked to changing social and economic conditions rather than genetics. In particular, the studies indicate a concern growing towards endocrine-disrupting chemicals and their possible involvement in causing this increase. Concerns grow especially in parts of East Asia where testicular cancer, congenital malformations of […]

The Problem with STEM

The Problem with STEM

When it comes to science, engineering, technology and math, recent studies have demonstrated the US to be lacking in innovation. The pursuit of STEM careers has been on the decline, leading to local, state and national legislation promoting the areas. However, there is debate as to how the decline should be approached. Many educators have […]

Eyes on the Sky: The Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Eyes on the Sky: The Quadrantid Meteor Shower

The earth rings in the new year with the help of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower lasting from January 3 – January 4, 2015. In rural areas in the northern hemisphere, stargazers can expect to see up to 80 shooting stars per hour in the dazzling light show. However, predictions say that the moonlight could […]

SpaceX Testing Reusable Rockets [Video]

SpaceX Testing Reusable Rockets [Video]

On July 14, SpaceX launched several satellites into space using the Falcon 9 rocket. Touted as reusable, this rocket has been the subject of a lot of speculation. Both anticipation and skepticism has been generated as the world has waited for a successful test of the technology. The footage, recently released, of the July test […]

New Evidence Dismisses Hobbit Human Discovery

New Evidence Dismisses Hobbit Human Discovery

In the search for the origins of mankind, the discovery of a tiny human-like creature was an exciting and unexpected find. In 2003, excavation of Liang Bua Cave, on the island of Flores in Indonesia uncovered what scientists called ‘the most important find in human evolution for 100 years.’ Excavation of a nearly complete skeleton, […]

Nature Education Needed for Children and Adults

Nature Education Needed for Children and Adults

Rangers at wildlife refuges across the United States are battling the general public’s fear of nature this summer by making sure that quality nature education is accessible to all ages, according to US Fish & Wildlife Service officials. These rangers’ observations that most children, even up to college age, have a very limited experience of […]