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Anthropology For Business

A fertile relationship is growing between anthropology and business. Marketers are finding that anthropologists gather very useful knowledge by studying consumers in their natural habitat using the ethnographic techniques of observation and interviewing.

Good Question: What Is A Congressional Caucus?

All this talk of the House Freedom Caucus raises Good Questions about politics like, what is a congressional caucus? And how do they work? UMN Political scientist Kathryn Pearson helps answer this question.

Is the Other Side Really that Stupid? Research Says Probably Not

Political parties have different ideologies, but similar IQ scores.

Local Food Production and Childhood Nutrition in Mali

A UMN geographer shows how small-scale agriculture can have a big impact on health.

Conspiring Together

UMN political scientists show how conspiracy theories are politically motivated—and more common than we think.

How Schools Can Get Children to Eat Their Vegetables

Schools, nutritionists, and behavioral scientists are putting science to work to figure out how to get children to reach for a carrot instead of a candy bar. Psychology professor Traci Mann talks about some methods schools are trying.

'Voice banks' step in to keep chronically ill patients from falling silent

University of Minnesota speech pathologists use new voice database technology to help restore the voices of those suffering from neurodegenerative illnesses.

An anthropologist's view of Wall Street

Associate Professor Karen Ho talks with Kai Ryssdal, host of National Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” about the people and culture in Wall Street, the effects of the 2008 financial crash, and the possibility of change.