Westerners have long shunned obese people, and this attitude now pervades much of the globe. Was this always the case?
In this original animated video, anthropological research helps reveal the surprising story behind fat in the human body and in cultures around the world.
From medieval villages in Transylvania to war-torn countries in South America and North Africa, evidence of human endurance and strength is everywhere—even in the midst of devastation.
The current administration’s controversial “America First” trade policies have tapped into a pervasive feeling of abandonment across the postindustrial United States. But not all former factory workers are interested in reviving American industry.
For millennia, Homo sapiens have looked up at the stars—but only recently have we started to consider what it will be like to live among them.
Can natural history museums justify their collections of human remains?