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Why Are There So Many Humans?

Savanna Pumé (hunter-gatherers in Venezuela) children, shown here building a house, learn to cooperate from a young age. Russell D. Greaves Something …


How Did Belief Evolve?

The Egyptians began constructing Karnak temple around 4,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence suggests large-scale religions arose throughout the world by 4,000 to …


What Makes Baby Yoda So Lovable?

The internet doesn’t agree on much these days. But there is one indisputable fact: Baby Yoda is absolutely adorable. For the uninitiated, …


Your Body as Part Machine

When you hear the word “cyborg,” scenes from the 1980s films RoboCop or The Terminator might spring to mind. But the futuristic …


Where Have All the Denisovans Gone?

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS The Denisovans have long been one of the most elusive ancient human cousins, until now. In May 2019, scientists …


The Blueberry Wars

In elementary school, the first “robin red-breast” of spring signaled warmer days, colorful flowers, and a promise that the school year wouldn’t …

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