Archeologists may have found King Richard III's remains
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists have been working for three weeks in Leicester in the hopes of finding the final resting place of King Richard III. The selected site is a U.K. city-owned parking lot; it is believed that the 15th century king may be buried at this...
By: Suzette Baker
Sociology is a social science that was born during the Industrial Revolution when vast numbers of people left the countryside and migrated to the cities in search of work. In doing so, they broke their ties to the land and the age old traditions that...
Dig for Mona Lisa turns up another skeleton
By: Sun Meilan
In 2011, news reports announced the fact that archaeologists had started digging at the location of the Convent of St Ursula in the centre of Florence, which was reported to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini. Art historians have long believed that Gherardini...
Strangest phobias ever
By: Cortny Green
Are you deathly afraid of spiders? You may have arachnophobia. Phobia means having an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations. You’ve heard of taphophobia (being buried alive), acrophobia (fear of heights), and claustrophobia (fear of closed...
An overview of the Chicago School theories of criminology
By: Suzette Baker
Criminological theories attempt to make sense of why people commit crimes and why they react the way they do in certain situations. There is no one theory that can, by itself, completely explain criminal behavior. Instead, the best explanation for deviance can be found by...
The consequences of man's incompatibility with nature
By: Christyl Rivers
All of life is dependent upon nature. When we harm nature, we harm all living beings and systems, including human beings. Humankind, despite whether or not one denies global warming, most certainly has destroyed many ecosystems which are the ultimate source of all drinkable water...
Reasons why the electoral college encourages voter apathy
By: Christyl Rivers
The electoral college system invites voter apathy. This is because the leading position of almost every voter, on every side, is for government to be more efficient, more accountable, more competent and less corrupt. The harder fact, is that many Americans do not even comprehend...
What psychological tricks electoral candidates need to use to win debates
By: Christyl Rivers
Candidates running for office use a great number of psychological devices to try to persuade the public their policies will mean real solutions. The 2012 presidential debates have been so entertaining and full of highs and lows, that perhaps people begin to forget what is...
Why we kiss: The science of kissing
By: Christyl Rivers
Let’s kiss: swap spit, suck face, lock lips, pour some sugar on it, smooch, or just plain make out. There are many wonderful descriptions of kissing, but why do it at all? It turns out the reasons are myriad and amazing. Many animals share...
Reflections on how Sigmund Freud's theories stand up in modern society
By: Christyl Rivers
Sigmund Freud is both relevant and non relevant. His theory of consciousness is very important as a foundation for understanding human thought and behavior. However, his total lack of noting that human beings are animals inter-dependent upon air, water, food and shelter to thrive mentally...

 

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