A silica flake from Blombos Cave contains the oldest example of prehistoric abstract art, and it looks like one of the most used symbols online
The history of modern humans is deeply embedded with the history of other hominid groups. Our understanding of these connections is only just beginning to unfold
“The data reveals an important point: There is no singular industry or job where unauthorized immigrant workers are a majority. They are outnumbered by native-born workers when you consider the totality of the data”
This is a snapshot of who we are right at this moment
New evidence from Jordan is challenging what we thought we knew about hunter–gatherer diets
No one likes a bare desk, least of all the people who have to sit there
Our ancestors may have been on the move out of Africa 300,000 years earlier than we originally thought
It turns out there is truth in the idea that when you're hungry, you just aren't yourself
Cooperation may be central to our social evolution, but U.S. cultural emphasis on the individual and her successes creates a contradiction
Photos of our children, favorite movies, milestone photos, check-ins. Why do we take better care of our house keys than our personal data?
Let's consider a different view of the Easter bunny
Labor interventions are largely driven by standards set in the 1950s. A growing body of research suggests it may be time for a change
Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle?
Homer's Odyssey is essentially a monster-making manual.
Orange, yellow, brown, red and black make sense. Where did purple come from?
In this installment of On My Shelf, discussions about race in Britain draw parallels to race in the US and in the Caribbean.
Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has." This year's Mead festival aims to ignite that change
Columbus had a rich maritime history to draw from for his voyages. How did this impact his routes?
The latest installment of On My Shelf takes us into sex tourism in the Dominican Republic.
Turnover prompts people to question their place within the company. How is your organization addressing this concern?