anthropology

Sex

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.19.18
Electric Scooters

Disrupting the Commons: Dockless Bikes and Scooters Create Layers of Community Instability

San Francisco's electric scooters are disruptive to the communities where they are abandoned and, because they are constantly moving, the issues of abandonment and refuse cycle through neighborhoods.
S.A. Applin
4.26.18
Sex

Sex in America Is Incredibly Uptight

A new book about global sex practices aims to prove that there's no such thing as "normal" sexuality, especially as Americans see it.
Lynsey G
10.24.17
our ancestors

Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

A new discovery rewrites human history.
Bryson Masse
6.7.17
Fashion

Meet the Artist Making Headpieces Out of His Facial Dystonia Diagnosis

Tiago Valente’s headpieces take an anthropological look at health, capitalism, and anthropology.
Anya Tchoupakov
11.19.16
Stuff

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.
Anni Irish
11.12.16
Revenge

Ancient Graves Suggest Revenge Killings Are Older Than We Thought

Strange grave sites suggest burial was a way to continue cycle of violence.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.1.16
Film

Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams

A chat with the unstoppable filmmaker on Radio Motherboard.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.28.16
Art

Disappearing Middle Eastern Neighborhoods Find New Lives Online

Journalists in Baku, Azerbaijan spent six months digitizing this community before it was razed in October.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
10.22.16
News

Areas with More Men than Women Are Not Crime-Ridden Hell Holes, Study Finds

In fact, being outnumbered by women may make men more violent.
Lauren Oyler
10.4.16
Music

We Asked Canadian Musicians If Going to College Was Worth It

"I realized while I was in university that I didn't really want to write about other people; I just wanted to write music."
Gregory Adams
9.18.16
Science

Archaeologists Discover Tools that Prehistoric Butchers Used 250,000 Years Ago

How many nights have you listlessly laid awake in your bed and stared into the inky abyss of the night sky wondering the following: “Just what in the hell did early man use to butcher rhinos in their quest for Stone Age sustenance?”
Alex Swerdloff
8.10.16
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