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Human History

Do Solar Storms Influence Our Behavior?

George M. Young | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
George M. Young

Human history does indeed seem to show rhythmic patterns of rise and fall, widespread excitability and widespread calm. The problem is in the specifics, the details, the charts and graphs.

Gene Study Upends Popular Notions About Y Chromosome

Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/12/2012 02:24 PM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad ...

Tiny Artifacts Shift Debate Over Early Humans' Intelligence

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/07/2012 01:19 PM EST on LiveScience Rocks carved into ancient stone arrowheads or into let...

Man's Best Friend Feels Pain Yet Offers Love

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The next time you come home after a long, tough day and your canine best friend wags his tail offering boat-loads of unconditional love -- know that he understands more than you may realize.

7 Ways To Tell If You're Human

Joanna Bourke | Posted 02.12.2012 | Books
Joanna Bourke

Does intellectual ability make us human? Or self-consciousness? Or the possession of a soul? Or tool-making? Or private property? Or genetic inheritance? Whatever definition we choose, it excludes some creatures we might want to include in the "human."

What Does it Mean to Be Free of Definitions?

Gangaji | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

What is the frame or context of your life? You don't know how your story will end, but at this point you can discover what your story is about.

A Digital Love Letter to a Dying Language

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nataly Kelly

With the help of modern technology, it is truly possible for all mother tongues to not only belong to their rightful communities, but to be enjoyed by all of us.

Emerging Languages, Emergent Knowledge

K. David Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
K. David Harrison

While the top of the economic pyramid may be dominated by a few players, the knowledge pyramid is inversely skewed, with just 0.2% of the world's population possessing a full 80% of our languages, and the vast knowledge they encode.

Human History in 300 Words

Julie Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

Standing up and apparently eating an apple/FIRE followed by that bone throw thing from 2001: A Space Odyssey/Pyramids built by aliens

Another Thought on Race: A Difference With no Distinction

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The tragic mistake of human history is that we have either assigned meaning to skin color or tried to ignore its reality. Both are deeply flawed world views.