Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable
Anthropology:Our minds evolved in an Us-vs-Them universe of our own making.
Gender Is What You Make of It
Anthropology:Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and the relationship that changed social science.
Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today?
Anthropology:Questions and answers about the science of skin color.
Galactic Settlement and the Fermi Paradox
Astronomy:The results of galactic colonization models are a mixed bag for SETI optimists.
The Ancient Rites That Gave Birth to Religion
Anthropology:Sacred beliefs likely arose out of prehistoric bonding and rituals.
The Worth of an Angry God
Anthropology:How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.
Are Suicide Bombings Really Driven by Ideology?
Anthropology:The surprising anthropology of group identity.
Why Nuclear Power Professionals Are Serious About Joking Around
In August 2013, Finland’s young nuclear professionals, under 35 years old, met up for the Summer Games in Mikkeli municipality, put on by the Finnish Nuclear Society’s Young Generation Group. Launched in 1998, the organization helps people interested in nuclear fields network. As usual, the plan was to escape office life, eat, drink, use […]
Love, Death, and Other Forgotten Traditions
Anthropology:What we don’t tell our children.