Agreeable People Join Hands

Agreeable People Are More Successful at Work

Agreeable people are more likely to succeed at work than their aggressive peers. Find out why two studies show that nice guys don’t finish last after all. (3:30 min read)

Bat Lady Chinese Scientist in Hazmat Suit

Bat Woman On Pandemic, China and White House

Bat Woman” is the affectionate nickname China’s people use for their top bat virus expert. Find out why she spoke out this week. (5:00 min read)

Friendly People White Woman Leaning on Black Woman's Shoulder

Friendly People Ensured Human Survival

Friendly people are often dismissed as being too kind for their own good. The truth is that they’ve been vital to human success. Find out why. (4:30 min read)

Profile Painting with Arrows Showing Space Allocations

Profile Painting Study Connects Culture with Cognition

Profile paintings changed as our ways of thinking shifted over time. Find out how that helps explain the link between our culture and our cognition. (5:00 min read)

Conspiracy Theories - Men in Black

Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Germs

Conspiracy theories have been around a lot longer than this viral outbreak. Find out their history and features and how to handle people who spread them. (12:30 min read)

Human History - March of Progress from Ape to Human

Human History Isn’t a Straight Line – It’s a Tangled Web

Human history is often shown as a neat March of Progress from one species to the next. Find out how DNA testing proves it's much more complicated than that. (4:00 min read time)

Hunter-Gatherer Storyteller with Children

Hunter-Gatherer Culture and Storytellers

Hunter-gatherer culture is often seen as survival of the fittest individuals by brains or brawn. Find out how new studies show that the opposite is true. (4:30 min)

Neanderthal DNA - Professor Looks at Skull

Neanderthal DNA Leaves Winding Trail

Neanderthal DNA has turned up in present-day Africans' genes. Find out how this stands current theories about early human history on their heads. (5:00 min read)

Prehistoric Africa - Huts in Baka Village Cameroon

Prehistoric Africa Revealed by Ancient Children’s DNA

Prehistoric Africa is the home of all humans. Find out how the discovery of DNA evidence in a rock shelter in Cameroon is shedding new light on our common ancestors. (4:00 min read)

Starchy Plants - Yellow Star Flower of Hypoxis Augustifolia

Starchy Plants Cooked 170,000 Years Ago

Starchy plant remains have been found in 170,000 year old cooking fire ashes in South Africa. Find out what this tells us about our human origins. (4:00 min read)