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The Origins of Creativity

New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box

November 16, 2016 — Heather Pringle

How Myths Evolve over Time and Migrations

Julien d’Huy, of the Pantheon–Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of his article in the December 2016 Scientific American.   

November 15, 2016 — Julien d'Huy and Steve Mirsky

Reading Neandertal Minds

Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins

October 1, 2016 — Kate Wong