stealing money

Moral judgments soften with time and distance, study shows

People judge acts like lying, theft and assault to be wrong — but less wrong if those acts happened far away or long ago, UCLA-led research suggests.

Recent graduate Katie Slocum turned her love of coffee into an award-winning senior thesis that examined the supply chain of coffee beans from Honduras to the United States.

Coffee, from farm to cup

UC Santa Cruz anthropology student traces java's route from Central America to California for senior thesis.

New book explores myth of secularism in contemporary France

Anthropology professor Mayanthi Fernando’s new book provides insight to understanding Islamic culture and secularism in contemporary France.

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Ancient Egyptian artworks help scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew.
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What monkeys tell us about our thirst for booze

Robert Dudley discusses his new book, the evidence that our attraction to alcohol is an evolutionary adaptation, and what this means for efforts to prevent alcohol abuse.

Social media used to revive extinct language

Gabrielino-Tongva descendants learn Tongva through professor's Facebook page.

What traditional societies can teach us

Author and professor Jared Diamond discusses what modern societies, such as ours, can learn from small-scale cultures.

Archaeology class unearths original Santa Barbara

Class excavates an Chumash Indian site that might be the city's first location.