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  • The Worth of an Angry God

    How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.

  • What Industrial Societies Get Wrong About Childhood

    Age-based classes are not the only way to learn—and may not be the most effective.

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    Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable

    Our minds evolved in an Us-vs-Them universe of our own making.

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    Gender Is What You Make of It

    Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and the relationship that changed social science.

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    Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today?

    Questions and answers about the science of skin color.

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    Galactic Settlement and the Fermi Paradox

    The results of galactic colonization models are a mixed bag for SETI optimists.

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    The Ancient Rites That Gave Birth to Religion

    Sacred beliefs likely arose out of prehistoric bonding and rituals.

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    The Worth of an Angry God

    How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.

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    Are Suicide Bombings Really Driven by Ideology?

    The surprising anthropology of group identity.

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    Why Nuclear Power Professionals Are Serious About Joking Around

      In August 2013, Finland’s young nuclear professionals, under 35 years old, met up for the Summer Games in Mikkeli municipality, put on by the Finnish Nuclear Society’s Young Generation Group. Launched in 1998, the organization helps people interested in nuclear fields network. As usual, the plan was to escape office life, eat, drink, use […]