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What Genetics Tell Us
How breakthroughs in genomic analysis provide new clarity about our history.
Some 5,000 years ago, personal debts were wiped out from time to time and social relations would begin anew – a regular practice that continued for millennia. Is it time for a new “Jubilee?”
More Fake News
False news spreads faster far more extensively than the truth. Is it the bots or is it us?
Malta’s Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum
Discover this amazing example of extraordinary audiology, created a thousand years before the Egyptian pyramids.
Sex with Neanderthals
If so, did that early interbreeding aid our survival? Why did we survive and not the Neanderthals?
Africa is where we first evolved and have spent the majority of our time on earth. All non-Africans today are descendants of a single group that left some 60,000 years ago.
Hunter-Gatherers – a Better Life?
Are there advantages to life in a radically egalitarian society that’s not under a ruling class?
Mysteries of Cave Art
Over a 25,000-year period toward the end of the last major Ice Age, Cro-Magnon’s artistic expression reached a critical mass as seen in cave paintings all over the world. What does it all mean?
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Much more unites than divides these traditions of seeking the “straight path” of Truth transmitted through teachers and prophets throughout human history.
Second Growth Spurt
As their pre-frontal cortex begins a rapid phase of development, adolescents have the same response to the sensation of risk as they do to the sensation of reward.
How Many Friends
Our mental capacity for managing information appears to limit our social relationships to a specific number.