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Ancient Women Had Awesome Arms

For thousands of years, women in agricultural societies seem to have had arms stronger than members of modern rowing teams.  

December 9, 2017 — Karen Hopkin
The Mad Science of Creativity

The Mad Science of Creativity

On October 17, Scientific American hosted a special event on creativity at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y., in collaboration with Springer Nature and The Story Collider. Watch scientists and others tell their favorite stories about the nature of imagination, intuition, inventiveness and other sparks of brilliance...

November 28, 2017

Ancient 1 Percenters Were Beast-Based

New World societies long ago likely had less income inequality than those in the Old World, and the difference might have been an oxen gap. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 17, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
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