The MU Department of Anthropology recently hired Napoleon Chagnon, one of the first anthropologists to document the once-isolated YanomamĂ¶ (pronounced Ya-No-Ma-Ma) in South America. His research argued that the YanomamĂ¶ tribes fought one another for women, leading to disagreements among his peers. Exam spoke to Chagnon about the isolated tribes and his conflicts with the anthropological community.
A new Johns Hopkins University study suggests a connection between decreased gun regulations and increased crime in Missouri.
Missouri repealed its permit-to-purchase law in 2007. That means that you donâ€™t need a sheriffâ€™s permit to buy a gun.Â Johns Hopkins researcher Daniel Webster said after this law was repealed, homicides jumped by 25 percent in the state [PDF]. Many other states still require a sheriffâ€™s permit, which Webster said is a good idea. Â