Is Cannibalism a Healthy Choice? (Slate)
by Nadira Goffe
Eating humans is one of the most entrenched taboos in many modern societies. But how does it stack up nutritionally?
What Can You Say About Climate Change? (The New Yorker)
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Humans are building new technologies at an incredible rate to combat climate change, yet we’re still on track for unimaginable devastation. To see where we are at this moment, we need to look from many different angles and tell ourselves different stories.
Cook Like a Neanderthal (The Guardian)
by Linda Geddes
Scientists now know that Neanderthals didn’t just gnaw on raw meat and tubers. They had sophisticated cooking techniques that humans today can try to replicate.
Why Do Twins Fascinate Us? (Atlas Obscura)
by Sarah Durn
Identical twins have been the subject of creepy stories and sometimes-creepy scientific studies for more than a century. What does this stay about the rest of us? And how do stereotypes affect the lives of twins?
Tourism and the Roman Empire (Aeon)
by Fabio Fernandes
Rome’s conquest of large parts of the world let elite travelers voyage far from home. This movement helped shape a cosmopolitan culture that unified people across many cultures and languages.
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