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Stories

Human Nature

How Human Smarts Evolved

By counting the number of neurons in brains, one scientist revolutionized our view of why Homo sapiens and nonhuman primates are so much smarter than other animals.

Marketplace

Can Cryptocurrency Revolutionize the Rituals of Money?

Material World

The Incas’ Knotty History

Imagine a simple three-dimensional object that uses mathematics, history, accounting, and language to keep track of an amazing array of information. The Inca invented one over 500 years ago in Peru.

Maladies

How Cutting-Edge Archaeology Can Improve Public Health