The Langmansoren Woman lived 4,000 years ago in Northeastern Sweden. Find out how an archeological artist has reconstructed her face and forged a human connection with her remains.
Discoveries related to the knowledge, technology, customs and art shared among humans and passed down through generations.
Co-Worker Support Drives Employee Creativity
Co-worker support is something we all appreciate at work. Discover how a new study reveals that it also boosts our creativity by improving our home life.
Grizzly Bear DNA Matches Indigenous Human Languages
Grizzly bears and humans have very similar needs in terms of diet and habitat. Find out about a fascinating study’s connection between bear DNA and human language groups in British Columbia. (4:00 min read)
Copper Culture in North America is Older than We Thought
The “copper culture” lived near the Great Lakes and was among the world’s first peoples to forge metals. Discover why their culture moved on and how its discovery debunks racial stereotypes. (5:00 min read)
‘The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science’ – A Review
The Canon is a playful book aimed at teaching adults basic science. Discover why the author felt readers needed this book and how it makes science fun again. (4:30 min read)
Bow and Arrow Technology and Culture
The bow and arrow is an ancient technology, and it takes great skill to make a bow. Discover what researchers discovered from interviews with expert bow makers from the hunter-gatherer Hadza people. (5:30 min read)
‘The Sacred and the Profane’ – A Review
'The Sacred and the Profane' is a classic book on the history of religion. Discover how it reveals the Universe, Nature and Humanity as our connections to the sacred. (5:00 min read)
Human Tolerance Evolved from Living in Harsh Conditions
Human tolerance sets us apart from other animals. Discover how a computer simulation shows that harsh conditions drove our ancestors’ self-domestication process.(4:00 min read)
Female Hunter Remains Overturn Gender Misconceptions
Female hunter remains have been unearthed in Peru. Find out why their discovery challenges our ideas about gender roles in tribal societies. (4:15 min read)
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)