Anthropology

Chinese Eugenics Upside: It Reduced The Education Gap Among Women

Much has been made of Chinese student achievement test scores, but inconvenient confounders are often ignored, such as that Chinese learn by rote. No teach in America wants to do that. Teachers are poorly paid and clean their own toilets. And only elite ki ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2020 - 8:00am

The Alternative Facts Of Ancient Greece

In an age of deepfakes and alternative facts, it can be tricky getting at the truth. But persuading others – or even yourself – what is true is not a challenge unique to the modern era. Even the ancient Greeks had to confront different realities. ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 25 2020 - 7:30am

The Mystery Of Russia's Ancient Bone Circles

In Ukraine and the west Russian Plain, there remain mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths long ago.  About 70 of them are known to exist. One, outside the modern village of Kostenki 250 miles south of Moscow, has been dated to ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2020 - 11:32pm