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    Love Is Biological Bribery

    Evolution uses all its tricks to make sure we procreate. But love in humans is a many-splendored thing.

  • The Worth of an Angry God

    How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.

  • The Beloved Mesolithic Girl

    As a new mother, an anthropologist makes a moving discovery at an infant’s burial site.

  • 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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    The Psychic Toll of Severing the Hunter-Prey Relationship

    The emotional connection between hunter and hunted raises important questions about what happens when an animal species disappears—what is the human response to such ill-fate?Wellcome Images / Wikicommons A productive hunt is a violent act—success requiring as it does the dismemberment of a living creature. Yet, to focus alone on the concluding moment, the bloody […]

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    The Psychic Toll of Severing the Hunter-Prey Relationship

    The emotional connection between hunter and hunted raises important questions about what happens when an animal species disappears—what is the human response to such ill-fate?Wellcome Images / Wikicommons A productive hunt is a violent act—success requiring as it does the dismemberment of a living creature. Yet, to focus alone on the concluding moment, the bloody […]