Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to settle the Caribbean islands
Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: archaeology caribbean cuba radiocarbon-dating jamaica islands human-migration trinidad human-settlements artifacts human-settlement
Evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled long before the control of fire suggests early humans may have used them for cooking.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: food science-and-technology early-humans hot-springs
The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 economics pandemic policy health-care learning jobs k-12-education research government education-teaching-academics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
How We Feel app lays groundwork to use big data to understand and predict coronavirus infection.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: faculty-of-arts-and-sciences institute-for-quantitative-social-science harvard-society-of-fellows health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health feng-zhang nature-human-behavior broad-institute-of-mit-and-harvard ben-silbermann gary-king how-we-feel-project xihong-lin harvard-department-of-statistics how-we-feel-app william-allen xin-jin
Toe springs in shoes make walking easier but may come at a cost.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences juan-siliezar department-of-human-evolutionary-biology daniel-e-lieberman freddy-sichting mtp-joints nicholas-b-holowka oliver-b-hansen skeletal-biology-and-biomechanics-lab toe-springs
By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: ancient-dna hunter-gatherers china agriculture archaeology genes genomics southeast-asia rice adna siberia paleoanthropology human-migration east-asia hunter-gatherer start-of-agriculture paleogenomics
Chimpanzees in volatile habitats evolved to behave more flexibly – it could help them weather climate change
As in humans, environmental changes provoked chimpanzees to develop a diverse range of behaviours.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution climate-change human-evolution forests grasslands savanna behaviour
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: bill-gates elon-musk human-nature silicon-valley tech-industry evil peter-thiel
Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: social-media psychology communication social-interaction human-nature zoom-meetings
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