Author: Michael Balter

Will the Iconic Skull of an Ancient Human Return to Zambia?

Michael Balter , February 12th, 2019


[no-caption] Trustees of the NHM The town of Kabwe sits about 70 miles north of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as the crow flies. Just over 200,000 people live in…


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Schizophrenia’s Tangled Roots

Michael Balter , July 19th, 2017


Symptoms of schizophrenia and related disorders likely arise from a perplexing interplay of social, environmental, psychological, and biological factors. Apfelsaft123/Flickr Jacqui Dillon…


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The Ethical Battle Over Ancient DNA

Michael Balter , March 30th, 2017


A new controversy has arisen over recent scientific analyses conducted on ancient Native American remains that were uncovered in the 1890s at Pueblo Bonito, an archaeological site located…


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