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Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Archaeologists Dig in Brooklyn, IL for Signs of Slave-Freeing Founder Priscilla Baltimore

    Brooklyn, Illinois has two things going for it: History and strip clubs. Even with a population of just 650, the village is arguably the Sin City of the Metro East. Yet, just a few blocks away from the neon fleshpots on South 3rd Street, the other side of Brooklyn is coming to life. On the corner o ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    November 7, 2013
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    May 23, 2013
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    March 22, 2013

    SLU: Prof. Matthew Hall Criticizes Lawrence Biondi; Trustees Call Him Immature Liar

    Over the past month, we've reported on the latest controversies of Saint Louis University, first with the high-profile resignation of the theology chair and most recently with the departure of the interim law dean over inappropriate comments. At the center of much of the conflict at SLU is Father La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    St. Louis Vegans: No "Terrorist" Acts Planned for Wash U. Medical Center

    Alexandria Graff of St. Louis Vegans just called Daily RFT to say that, despite the "hyperbolic, alarmist" memo sent by Washington University's campus security, no eco-terrorist acts are planned for the weekend. "I know they think we're coming to together to plan some illicit activity," she says, "b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Wash. U. Archaeologist Discovers Tomb of Mayan Warrior Queen

    At the end of the seventh century, the Mayan queen K'abel was the most powerful ruler in northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Not only did she reign with her husband K'inich Bahlam for nearly twenty years, she also bore the titles Supreme Warrior and, most awesomely, Holy Snake Lord -- which meant her au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    New Mississippi River Bridge Could Threaten Excavation of Newly-Discovered Cahokia Suburb

    Even 900 years ago, big cities had suburbs. The biggest city in North America then was Cahokia, and its suburbs stretched westward across the Mississippi River and north across most of what is now East St. Louis. We know that the Cahokians had a nasty habit of using their suburban neighbors as human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Police Department Teams With UMSL to Fight Crime

    University of Missouri--St. LouisUMSL criminology professor Richard Rosenfeld will soon become a regular presence at police headquarters.​Earlier today the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve a partnership between the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Vandals Destroy Archaeological Dig at Southern Illinois - Edwardsville

    SIUE - Archaeology Field SchoolMembers of the school dig along the site in 2010.​Excavating equipment and historical artifacts are missing after vandals looted and destroyed an archaeological dig on the campus of Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville over the weekend. As the Belleville News- ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 17, 2011

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Study Confirms Orangutans Lazier Than the Laziest Human You Know

    Orangutan at Rest: How very stereotypical.​That orangutan you see at the zoo doing nothing but sitting on its rump staring at you (no matter how hard you bang on its plexi-glass cage), is indeed as lazy as you thought. According to a new report penned by anthropology professor Herman Pontzer at Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    How to Identify a Census Worker

    Behold a census worker. ​A census worker won't:sell you Girl Scout cookies (or anything else). stalk you, but he (or she) will knock on your door up to three times. come inside your house. (So, don't even ask.)Still unclear about what a census worker will and won't do? You're in luck! Daily RFT ju ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, February 19-21, 2010

    Now that Mardi Gras (and the hangover) has passed, people are giving up all sorts of crazy things for Lent. Luckily, art isn't one of them! So get your mind off the cigarettes, reality TV guilty pleasure of your choice, and check out one of these openings. If you don't see your show listed, ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Feministing's Jessica Valenti to Speak at Meremec on March 1

    Valenti​Well, gee, now that we can vote and hold jobs and get (almost) equal pay for equal work -- hell now that we have an entire month to honor women's history (a long one, too) -- does feminism still matter?Jessica Valenti, founder and editor of the blog Feministing and author of the book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    St. Louis: Bigger than Tampa, Smaller than Wichita

    flickr.com/photos/chrism70Wichita, a true metropolis.The U.S. Census Bureau today released its population estimates for 2008. According to the estimate, the population of St. Louis declined for the first time in four years with the bureau estimating that 354,361 people lived in the city in 2008 -- d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Going Ape: Chimp Attack Recalls Festus Man's Story

    When a chimpanzee once featured in TV commercials mauled a woman last week (February 16) in Connecticut, a Festus man's own experience with chimpanzee attacks came back into the local spotlight. In 2001, Jason Coats, then 18, encountered three chimpanzees that had escaped from an unlocked cage at Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues

    A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293- ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2008

    Sacred Garbage?

    Native Americans trash plans to expand a sprawling Illinois landfill.

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2007
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    December 6, 2006

    CSI:IRAQ Goes to Court

    St. Louis archaeologist Sonny Trimble takes the stand in Saddam Hussein's trial, and the nation is riveted.

  • News

    November 29, 2006

    CSI:IRAQ Goes to Court

    Forensic archaeologist Sonny Trimble takes the witness stand in Baghdad, and the nation is riveted

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    CSI:IRAQ

    Sonny Trimble's grave undertaking: unearthing the victims of Saddam's slaughter.

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2006
  • Music

    August 2, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • News

    May 31, 2006

    Buzzkill

    Maggots! Corpses! Fast-food scams! A forensic entomologist's work is never done. Plus, a "cure" for hangovers and a dock for sale.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2006
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    March 8, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of March 9, 2006

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    If Billboards Could Talk

    Weve got the inaugural edition of If Billboards Could Talk, advice for brides-to-be and some insight about what the future holds for the SLPD's forensics lab. Plus, our blogger of the week has a sweet side.

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of August 25, 2004

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Hard Case

    Marie Clark's group-therapy sessions are a sex offender's worst nightmare. Her down-and-dirty approach gives some of her colleagues the willies too.

  • Film

    March 26, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of March 26, 2003

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    March 19, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of March 19, 2003

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    March 12, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of March 12, 2003

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    March 5, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of March 5, 2003

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    February 26, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of February 26, 2003

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    February 19, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of February 19, 2003

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2002

    Go Holmes

    Court TV brings forensic fun to town

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    Still Lips Still Whisper

    Meet Dr. Michael Graham, the city medical examiner. He hears dead people.

  • News

    September 5, 2001

    Down and Dirty

    There's gold in them thar outhouses, and things are getting ugly

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    August 8, 2001

    Letters

    Week of August 8, 2001

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    July 25, 2001

    Mind Over Matter

    For two decades, psychoanalysts have held fast to their slow, deep exploration of the psyche, reaping only scorn from the science-driven psychiatrists at Washington University. Good thing they didn't listen.

  • News

    July 4, 2001

    Letters

    Week of July 4, 2001

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    June 27, 2001

    Going Ape

    Suzy the Chimp is dead, her teenage killer faces charges and there's bad blood all around

  • Calendar

    August 25, 1999

    WRAP GROUP

    A new exhibit of some very old mummies at the Washington University Gallery of Art

  • Calendar

    June 30, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 30 - July 1, 1999

  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Love Train

    Get on board for a guided tour of matters of the heart --and hormones

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