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It’s True: We’re Probably All a Little Irish–Especially in the Caribbean

Krystal D'Costa , March 17th, 2019


Everyone is supposedly a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day but there is more truth to this saying than most recognize. It’s not merely a loophole allowing for…


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The Legacy of the Trickster Hare

Krystal D'Costa , April 1st, 2018


Let’s consider a different view of the Easter bunny. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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How to Make a Monster: Lessons from the Ancient Greeks

Krystal D'Costa , October 31st, 2017


Homer’s Odyssey is essentially a monster-making manual. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Tentoonstelling en documentaire: ‘Trouwen voor Allah – Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen’

martijn , October 30th, 2017


‘Trouwen voor Allah – Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen’ Bekering tot de islam – veel mensen kunnen zich er niks bij voorstellen. Waarom zou iemand zich bekeren tot een…


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How did purple become a Halloween color?

Krystal D'Costa , October 30th, 2017


Orange, yellow, brown, red and black make sense. Where did purple come from? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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On My Shelf: Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail

Krystal D'Costa , October 29th, 2017


In this installment of On My Shelf, discussions about race in Britain draw parallels to race in the US and in the Caribbean. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Did Columbus Sail to South America by Accident?

Krystal D'Costa , October 9th, 2017


Columbus had a rich maritime history to draw from for his voyages. How did this impact his routes? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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On My Shelf: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Krystal D'Costa , October 8th, 2017


The latest installment of On My Shelf takes us into sex tourism in the Dominican Republic. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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On My Shelf: Patterns of Culture

Krystal D'Costa , October 1st, 2017


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Historic Northwest Coast Hall to Undergo Significant Restoration at AMNH with Support from First Nation Representatives

Krystal D'Costa , September 26th, 2017


American Museum of Natural History announces $14 million renovation to the Northwest Coast Hall, the Museum’s first gallery. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Why Vending Machines are Not Bodegas

Krystal D'Costa , September 15th, 2017


Technology should be bringing communities together, not creating further divisions.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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What Do Companies Mean by Culture?

Krystal D'Costa , September 4th, 2017


Supportive. Curious. Unafraid. These are some of the words that advertising agencies use to describe their company culture. But do any of these words actually connect them with…


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Labor Day: It’s About Time

Krystal D'Costa , September 4th, 2017


The first Monday in September is a federal holiday in the United States. It marks Labor Day—a tribute to contributions made by American workers to the growth and…


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On My Shelf: The Lost City of Z

Krystal D'Costa , September 2nd, 2017


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The Hunt for the First Flower

Krystal D'Costa , August 25th, 2017


All modern flowers are descendants of a single ancestor. We might finally have a sense of what that ancestor looked like — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The History behind the King George III Statue Meme

Krystal D'Costa , August 23rd, 2017


Removing monuments of the confederacy is as much about the people calling for change as it is about the statues themselves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Historical Eclipse Fake-Outs

Krystal D'Costa , August 21st, 2017


Public memory can be problematic. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Using Emotional Intelligence to Crack the Job Interview Code

Krystal D'Costa , August 3rd, 2017


Interviewing? Your skills are important, but it may come down to your emotional intelligence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Short Political Career of Strawberries

Krystal D'Costa , August 1st, 2017


This unassuming plant can teach us a great deal about politics and colonialism — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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What Drives Us to Peek in Someone’s Medicine Cabinet?

Krystal D'Costa , July 27th, 2017


What are we really hoping to find? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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To Counteract Propaganda, We Should Look to Lessons from Advertising

Krystal D'Costa , June 21st, 2017


The goal should not be conversion but doubt — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Rising Trend of Pets at Work

Krystal D'Costa , May 14th, 2017


Before you set up a desk for Fido, have you thought through what this really means for your office? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts

Krystal D'Costa , May 14th, 2017


It looks like the shopping cart question hit a nerve — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Rising Trend of Pets at Work

Krystal D'Costa , May 11th, 2017


Before you set up a desk for Fido, have you thought through what this really means for your office? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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