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Five Questions for Gillian Tett

In this upcoming free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS media and public outreach fellow, asks Gillian Tett five questions about her new …


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What Is Anthropology?

The “study of humanity” applies to many fields, but anthropology looks at people in a unique way. Orbon Alija/Getty Images Ask SAPIENS …


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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 …


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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 …


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Why Are Languages Worth Preserving?

This illustration represents how Indigenous peoples around the globe, as highlighted by depictions of a few specific communities, are striving to keep …


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Are Colors Universal?

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS Remember the meme #TheDress? Was it white and gold, or blue and black? With the help of Nicola Jones, …


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Do You Dream What I Dream?

Anthropologist Roger Lohmann sees a ghost in a dream while working in Papua New Guinea. Even though he knows it’s just a …


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Eating Insects and the Yuck Factor

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS How come some people think eating insects is disgusting? Join SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon and Chip Colwell as they …


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