Anthropology / Everything Human

How to Host an Extraterrestrial
  • Wanderers

    How to Host an Extraterrestrial

    You might be a superb host to human guests, but if an alien showed up on your doorstep looking for some hospitality, would your usual offerings be enough?

  • Expressions

    dictionary prejudice

    The Power of the Dictionary

    Dictionaries are typically viewed as being value-neutral. But they are just as steeped in culture and prejudice as the rest of the world—and they have the power to shape what we see as “normal.”

  • Wanderers

  • Wanderers

  • Wanderers

  • Wanderers

    In October 2015, Russian scientists began Moon-2015, a simulated mission to the moon and back.

    Unmanning Space Language

    Language matters, as demonstrated by the recent discussion following the discovery of example sentences using sexist stereotypes in the Oxford Dictionary of English. Language about who goes into space also matters, both historically and again now as more people are on the International Space Station for longer-duration missions, and NASA, SpaceX, and others plan to send humans to Mars. When journalists write about a spacecraft, they often use …