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Are kids helpful and, if so why?

  • In this article David Lancy, author of Anthropological Perspectives on Children as Helpers, Workers, Artisans, and Laborers and series editor of Palgrave Studies on the Anthropology of Childhood and Youth, discusses research into whether children are innately helpful, and if so, why.
  • But this short essay reports on a case study (Lancy 2018) of a phenomenon identified in WEIRD Lab research which can be shown to be universal—characteristic of the species and not just WEIRD children.
  • Broadly speaking, they find that in every study with 14-30-month-old children, every subject volunteered to help even under trying conditions.
  • In John Middleton (Ed.), From Child to Adult: Studies in the Anthropology of Education.
  • 541-691) New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. David F.
  • Lancy, author of Anthropological Perspectives on Children as Helpers, Workers, Artisans and Laborers.
  • New York: Palgrave 2018 is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Utah State University.

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10 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

  • IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV said.
  • "The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia," Sharif said.
  • The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary since the end of the eight-year war with Iraq that started in September 1980 and ended in August 1988.
  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani used the occasion to compare US President Donald Trump to the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Press TV reported.
  • Speaking at a military rally in Tehran, he said Trump will fail in the "economic and psychological war" he's launched against Iran, just as Hussein failed in his 8-year war against the Islamic Republic.

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Inside Onward: The new Conservative think-tank preparing for life after Brexit

  • LONDON - When Will Tanner started Onward, the new Conservative think tanks currently making waves in Westminster, it was just 9 months after deciding to leave politics for good.
  • With a reduced bandwidth in Whitehall due to the all-encompassing nature of Brexit, right-leaning public affairs groups and politicians alike have earmarked Onward as a key think-tank to look to after March 2019.
  • By contrast he says that Onward "sees itself as a new type of think tank," that will actively campaign to shift the political agenda.
  • Tanner also bemoaned the party's failure to win over ethnic minority voters with the party overseeing a 6% swing to Labour in the general election.
  • He said that while a greater representation of ethnic minority politicians in the party would be welcome, it was more important to recover efforts begun under former prime minister David Cameron to convince BAME voters on policy.

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Gunmen attack military parade in Iran, killing several members of the elite Revolutionary Guard

  • TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.
  • The semi-official Fars news agency, which is close to the elite Revolutionary Guard, said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack.
  • The semi-official ISNA news agency published photographs of the attack's aftermath, with bloodied troops in dress uniforms helping each other walk away.
  • Saturday's attack comes after a coordinated June 7, 2017 Islamic State group assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.
  • The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.

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3D gun creator wanted on child sex assault charge is arrested in Taiwan

  • A warrant for Wilson's arrest was issued earlier this week following allegations that Wilson, 30, had sex with a 16-year-old girl he met on an adult dating site, police said.
  • Troy Officer said Wilson met the girl at a coffee shop on August 15 and later brought her to a hotel and paid her $500 for sex.
  • Wilson is the founder of Defense Distributed, a company that created blueprints of a 3D-printed handgun made of plastic, the same material used in Lego blocks.
  • The company is embroiled in a legal dispute that began in the Obama administration over the distribution of the blueprints.
  • Shortly after Wilson posted the blueprints online in 2013, the Obama administration ordered him to take them down.
  • The Trump administration settled the case in June, and the 3D weapon blueprints were scheduled to be posted online August 1.

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The first day of fall is here and here are 5 things you probably didn't know

  • Fall, like all of the seasons, is caused by the Earth's tilt in relation to the sun.
  • While leaves have the potential to be yellow and orange (and sometimes purple or red) all year long, seeing the colors during other seasons is not likely.
  • In spring and summer, the pigment chlorophyll gives leaves their green color.
  • At the end of summer, the decreased daylight and cooler temperatures cause chlorophyll to break down and that exposes other pigments that cause the brilliant yellow, orange, red leaves of fall.
  • Because "harvest" also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word "autumn" showed up in English writing its popularity soared.
  • The word "autumn" still remained popular throughout England's period of colonizing the world.
  • We're here -- the time of year when your favorite snacks hit store shelves (and Starbucks) in pumpkin-spice flavors.

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Inside Onward: The new Conservative think-tank preparing for life after Brexit

  • LONDON - When Will Tanner started Onward, the new Conservative think tanks currently making waves in Westminster, it was just 9 months after deciding to leave politics for good.
  • With a reduced bandwidth in Whitehall due to the all-encompassing nature of Brexit, right-leaning public affairs groups and politicians alike have earmarked Onward as a key think-tank to look to after March 2019.
  • By contrast he says that Onward "sees itself as a new type of think tank," that will actively campaign to shift the political agenda.
  • Tanner also bemoaned the party's failure to win over ethnic minority voters with the party overseeing a 6% swing to Labour in the general election.
  • He said that while a greater representation of ethnic minority politicians in the party would be welcome, it was more important to recover efforts begun under former prime minister David Cameron to convince BAME voters on policy.

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Gunmen attack military parade in Iran, killing several members of the elite Revolutionary Guard

  • TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.
  • The semi-official Fars news agency, which is close to the elite Revolutionary Guard, said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack.
  • The semi-official ISNA news agency published photographs of the attack's aftermath, with bloodied troops in dress uniforms helping each other walk away.
  • Saturday's attack comes after a coordinated June 7, 2017 Islamic State group assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.
  • The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.

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'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense'

  • Medical News Today have also reported that changing the composition in our gut microbiota could enhance our resilience to stress, and that eating fiber promotes a more diverse range of gut bacteria, which, in turn, keeps our brains healthy and young for longer.
  • Researchers led by Diego Bohórquez, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, suggest that the "conversation" between the gut and the brain occurs much more quickly and is more direct than previously believed.
  • Bohórquez and colleagues set out to examine the process through which the gut tells the brain that it is full, curbing the appetite.
  • The scientists built on their previous research, in which they showed that the sensory cells in the gut lining have nerve endings resembling synapses.
  • At the time, the findings suggested to the researchers that these cells could be part of a larger neural network.

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In a 24-hour span three ordinary places of business became danger zones

  • A gunman wounds four people at a Pennsylvania municipal building about an hour and half later, before he's shot dead by police.
  • The next morning a disgruntled employee fatally shoots three people and leaves three others wounded at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland.
  • The unidentified gunman, in his 40s, was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers, police said.
  • The gunman entered the Masontown Borough Municipal Center around 2 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Steve Dowlin of the Pennsylvania State Police.
  • Snochia Moseley, 26, inexplicably left work at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland nearly an hour after starting her shift early Thursday morning, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
  • She had a Maryland handgun permit that expired in May. She used a gun she purchased legally, Gahler said, adding that no law enforcement officers fired shots during their response.

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