The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.
May 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: anthropology human-evolution archaeology paleontology human-behavior behavior tanzania paleoanthropology hominins prehistory
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
March 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: brain neuroscience psychology stress human-behavior shopping public-shaming animal-behavior shame tragedy-of-the-commons hoarding stockpiling
Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus risk social-psychology communication altruism surveys human-behavior
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