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2013-08-19 23:17:58

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy provides insights into the reasons female prairie dogs copulate with several males, also known as polyandry. While the results of this study showed that this practice increases birth rates, it also can decrease the mother's chances of survival. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Female organisms commonly copulate with multiple male partners, and prairie dogs are no exceptions. The question is, why do females undergo...

2013-05-14 16:25:39

Survey Coincides With New Series Polygamy, USA Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) today released the results of a new survey gauging Americans' attitudes toward marriage and the practice of polygamy. The survey is timed to the May 7 world premiere of Polygamy, USA, a new series that looks inside a community of fundamentalist Mormons who openly practice polygamy as...

2013-01-14 20:21:10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saudi Minister of Interior His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz met with U.S. President Barack Obama today at the White House. Prince Mohammad bin Naif conveyed greetings to the president on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The meeting was attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; and John Brennan, assistant to the president...

2012-05-03 19:31:44

Recent raids of religious compounds in Texas and British Columbia make clear that polygamy is, to say the least, frowned upon by western governments. But legal questions aside, can polygamy ever be morally permissible? An article in the latest issue of the journal Ethics makes the case that traditional forms of polygamy are inherently unequal and therefore morally objectionable. "In traditional polygamy, only one person may marry multiple spouses. This central spouse divides him or...

2012-01-24 11:33:02

In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage. That is a key finding of a new University of British Columbia-led study that explores the global rise of monogamous marriage as a dominant cultural institution. The study suggests that institutionalized monogamous marriage is rapidly replacing polygamy...

2011-11-18 17:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and the Zahra Breast Cancer Association hosted a reception and photography exhibition in commemoration of the first anniversary of the creation of the world's largest human pink ribbon by Saudi women. "Raising awareness is critical in the fight against breast cancer around the globe," said Saudi Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. "The Kingdom continues to focus significant efforts alongside...

2011-10-07 14:17:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Africa's premier mobile music download service Spinlet has announced sponsorship of the 13th annual Felabration October 10-16th, 2011 at The Afrika Shrine and other cultural centers in Lagos, Nigeria. Felabration was created by Yeni Anikulapo Kuti in honor of her father Fela Anikulapo Kuti in 1998 to commemorate the musical icon a year after his passing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111007/CG82644) Spinlet is a service...

2011-09-12 11:51:00

Poll Reveals Only 14% Accurate Understanding SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national public opinion survey by Lawrence Research reveals considerable confusion about Mormons and polygamy. The misconceptions could influence the fortunes of the two Mormons running for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, especially if less knowledgeable voters turn out. When asked whether Mormons practice polygamy, only 14% of the 905 voters...

2011-08-22 17:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz launched the Saudi National Campaign for the Relief of Somali People to collect donations for the people of Somalia suffering from drought and famine. All funds from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be transferred to an account at National Commercial Bank (NCB) under the supervision of Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz. In a statement issued on Saturday by the Royal Court,...

2011-08-02 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz approved plans last week to upgrade public libraries in Saudi Arabia through the King Abdullah Project for the Development of Public Libraries. The plan includes updating and digitalizing more than 80 public libraries throughout the Kingdom over five years. "This project exemplifies Saudi Arabia's commitment to its people to expand and improve educational opportunities," said...