Blood and Mistletoe is a book about the Druids by Professor Ronald Hutton. Find out why the fact that we know next to nothing about the Druids is what makes them fascinating.
Discoveries related to the knowledge, technology, customs and art shared among humans and passed down through generations.
European Archery 40,000 Years Older than Thought
European archery was thought to have orginated about 11,000 years ago. Find out why a new discovery places that date another 40,000 years into the past.
Agricultural Revolution Still Affects Humanity’s Modern Life
The Agricultural Revolution took place about 12,000 years ago and brought many benefits. Find out how the lifestyle changes humanity embraced then also led to the conflict, disease, fitness and nutrition issues we cope with today.
Why Domestic Chores Matter Less to Men
Domestic chores overwhelmingly fall to women in most households. Find out the psychology behind this disparity and why it doesn't give men a free pass to avoid housework.
Music Training Improves Brain Function and Mood
Music training has been a recognized mental health treatment since the dawn of time. Find out how a new study shows that learning to play an instrument improves our cognition while relieving depression, anxiety and stress.
Screen Time Better for Teens than Disconnection
Screen time worries many parents, who fear it interferes with social development. Find out why a new study shows that restricted Internet access is more detrimental to teen self-esteem.
Urban Green Space Reduces Property and Violent Crime
Urban green space improves quality of life for residents, but it can also create hot spots for criminal activity. Find out how a new study shows that overall, parks, gardens and fields lower crime risk.
‘Older and Wiser’ – A review
Older and Wiser is a book by Dag Sebastian Ahlander aimed at baby boomers who are planning their retirement. Find out how this lighthearted and entertaining read can help us boomers "create an inner peace and make us wiser."
Consumer Choices Don’t Always Make Sense
Consumer choices are supposed to be based on rational self-interest. Find out how a new study explains why we often make sub-optimal decsions that barely meet our needs.
Belief in Evolution Promotes Tolerance
Belief in evolution makes us more tolerant of those who seem different from ourselves. Find out how a new study confirms this and encourages teaching evolution in the classroom.