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Stories by Cadell Last

What Will the Internet Be in 2050?

What Will the Internet Be in 2050?

A global computer-based communication network has fundamentally changed our social, cultural, and political landscape over the past 20 years.  As an evolutionary anthropologist, I have to point out that there has been no previous communication revolution of this speed or intensity.  Consequently, this communication tool gives us the power to completely restructure our entire existence, [...]..

September 23, 2013 — Cadell Last

Supervolcanoes in the Ancient World

Supervolcanoes are volcanic eruptions thousands of times more powerful than normal volcanic eruptions. These types of eruptions cause significant local ecological disturbances and have profound effects on global climate...

April 17, 2013 — Cadell Last

The Great (Ape) Taxonomy Debate

As an undergraduate studying primatology, I was always confused about great ape and human taxonomy. Were we great apes? Or were we hominids? Or were we both?

February 13, 2013 — Cadell Last

Are Western Chimpanzees a New Species of Pan?

What if I told you there were populations of chimpanzees that made spears to hunt, lived in caves, and loved playing in water? These are behaviors usually associated with ancient humans, not chimpanzees...

December 13, 2012 — Cadell Last
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