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Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body ...

The Verve, 8 August 2012 Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth… cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ...
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A look at open digital humanities today | Opensource.com

A look at open digital humanities today | Opensource.com | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where we explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month, Joshua Allen Holm will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. He will also cover news about how transparency and open exchange, and the other principles of the open source way, being applied to the humanities.
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If Facebook Use Causes Envy, Depression Could Follow MU News Bureau

If Facebook Use Causes Envy, Depression Could Follow MU News Bureau | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Browsing Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users can be with the social networking site and how regular use can affect their mental health. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users. Margaret Duffy, a professor and chair of strategic communication at the MU School of Journalism, says that how Facebook users use the site makes a difference in how they respond to it.

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A synthesis of the theories and concepts of early human evolution

A synthesis of the theories and concepts of early human evolution | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Without Technology, You'd be Dead in Days

Without Technology, You'd be Dead in Days | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
How humans evolved with technology, and why we would be extinct without it.
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First atomic blast proposed as start of Anthropocene

First atomic blast proposed as start of Anthropocene | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Other researchers see earlier beginning to the human-dominated age.
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‘Survival of the Nicest’ demonstrates altruism all around | Science News

‘Survival of the Nicest’ demonstrates altruism all around | Science News | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Selfishness is not the rule in human society, new book argues.
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world
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What is the “True” Meaning of Yoga? An Anthropological Perspective.

What is the “True” Meaning of Yoga? An Anthropological Perspective. | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
A discussion about how cultural anthropology might investigate the question: “What is the real meaning of yoga?”
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The Monsters of Christmas

The Monsters of Christmas | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Many of the ancient pagan observances during midwinter have been transformed or forgotten by our modern society. If you look into the origins of traditions...
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Facebook Remembers » Cyborgology

Facebook Remembers » Cyborgology | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

Facebook announced this week that it will add a new search feature to the platform. This search feature will, for the first time, allow users to type in keywords and bring up specific network content. Previously, keyword searches lead to pages and advertisements.  Now, it will bring up images and text from users’ News Feeds. Although search results currently include only content shared with users by their Friends, I imagine including public posts in the results will be a forthcoming next step.

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The Politics of Social Media

The Politics of Social Media | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
For those of us who have social media, it is likely that most of us can say we're familiar with the politics that inevitably come with having a digital online presence - the Do's & Don'ts, if y...
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'Did Somebody Say "Mulatto"?' Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

'Did Somebody Say "Mulatto"?' Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear ...
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Evolution of human posture driven by mobile technology | Economy | Saudi Gazette

Evolution of human posture driven by mobile technology | Economy | Saudi Gazette | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation
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Life and death in the time of Facebook

Life and death in the time of Facebook | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Technologies often develop faster than our ability to ponder upon their ramifications. As we have embraced social media as an omnipresent part of our reality,
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Researchers Changing the Way We Respond to Epidemics with Wikipedia and Twitter - The Official PLOS Blog

Researchers Changing the Way We Respond to Epidemics with Wikipedia and Twitter - The Official PLOS Blog | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
“A global disease-forecasting system will change the way we respond to epidemics.”  Dr. Sara Del Valle, Los Alamos National Laboratory The media and broad
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CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » Ten Things About Human Decomposition

CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » Ten Things About Human Decomposition | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
One.  Your Body Cannibalizes Itself"Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you. Ruptured cells become food for living bacteria in the gut, which release enough noxious gas to bloat the body and force the eyes to bulge outward.
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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Ani Aharonian considers claims that matching instructional style to individual learning styles will yield superior learning. She argues that this appealing idea lacks an evidence-based foundation, despite its popularity.
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MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED

MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
"Ask us anything!" we wrote for our Reddit Ask Me Anything session last Friday. And then, boom: “Why does it matter that you're female?” “Why should your gender matter if you’re talking about research?” Dozens of questions like these were interspersed with marriage proposals and requests to "make me a sandwich."
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Big Data and Small: Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists

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Patagonia and the Selk'nam People

Patagonia and the Selk'nam People | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The Musée Quai Branly is an anthropological museum close to the Eiffel Tower.  It’s perhaps my favourite of the museums here. Except when there are school parties visiting and then it isn’t.  Most ...
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The Global Communication, the Social Systems and the advent of the Interconnected Society

The Global Communication, the Social Systems and the advent of the Interconnected Society | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
In this complex modern age, social systems appear to be increasingly characterised by conflictual dynamics and a limited rationality which leave every dialectic open and unresolved. In such a conte...
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