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Mask fiasco

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This week, the New York Times published a piece by information scientist Zeynep Tufekci, “Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired”. The main idea ...

Link: Exoplanet fatigue

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Oliver Morton thought that the recent Proxima Centauri exoplanet news would be bigger; he ponders why he was wrong: “It will be a long time before you see an...

Tales of a paleoartist

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Discover magazine is running an incredible article by John Gurche about the process of creating his artistic reconstructions of early hominins: “Making Lucy:...

Photo: Wakarusa sunset

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I’ve seen some people’s glorious sunset pictures from around the world the last few days. Here’s one from eastern Kansas last week:

Some 2013 highlights

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As the new year begins, I thought I would link to some stories that struck me over the last year. I’m inspired by Kate Wong, who has summarized her top human...

Greeks bearing gifts

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A reader writes: “A good argument to require introductory anthropology”:

The year's big paleoanthropology stories

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Last year, I complained that paleoanthropology had been exceptionally boring. One piece of evidence was the year-end retrospective in Discover about the top ...

Hawks featured in Science News

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Bruce Bower has a really nice feature article in Science News about my work on hearing and recent selection: