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anthropology

How the Fed learned to talk

How the Fed learned to talk

Published Feb 4, 2014

For the Fed to be effective, it needs the public (and the markets) to listen clearly to what it says, and to act accordingly, Binghamton anthropologist Douglas Holmes writes in The New York Times. Read more

Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Published Jul 1, 2013

Binghamton researcher Andrew Merriwether, a biologist, anthropologist and alpaca farmer, tells Fox 40 TV that studying alpaca genes may also help humans. Read more

DNA analysis shakes up Neandertal theories

DNA analysis shakes up Neandertal theories

Published Apr 4, 2012

New research suggests that Western European Neandertals were on the verge of extinction long before modern humans showed up. Read more

How your cat is making you crazy

How your cat is making you crazy

Published Mar 8, 2012

Chris Reiber, a biomedical anthropologist at Binghamton, tells The Atlantic that the flu virus might boost our desire to socialize. It’s one of several theories in a piece devoted to parasites and their effect on behavior. Read more