SAPIENS

Anthropology / Everything Human

Stories

In Flux

How Globalization Has Broken the Chain of Responsibility

In today’s accelerating and overheating world, the gap between the people affected by change in local environments and the people in charge is growing ever wider.

Human Nature

How Human Smarts Evolved

Marketplace

Can Cryptocurrency Revolutionize the Rituals of Money?

Some people are turning their backs on traditional banks in favor of cryptocurrencies. Beneath the financial and technological conversations surrounding this shift is a story about how trust shapes the culture of money.

Khipu in the Museo Machu Picchu, Casa Concha, Cusco. 

Material World

The Incas’ Knotty History