Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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Serial monogamy often amounts to polyandry.
Tom Paine published his great pamphlet 243 years ago this week. He was an advocate of open borders, and of open minds.
Richard Alexander died last month. He mentored some of the best students of evolutionary biology.
The divine rights of plebeians are a very new thing.
When people got to the end of the earth, they found out they couldn't get off. So they put up enormous statues.
The idea of stirring up animosities among our enemies is as old as we are. Chaos has been created. Havoc has been wreaked.
Sexual predators are having a hard time. Over 200 years ago, Alexander Hamilton anticipated them.
This summer, Sally Hemings of Monticello is getting her own room. Just steps from where Thomas Jefferson slept.
Carrie Fisher hated that bikini. But Darth Sidious should have been sexier than Jabba the Hutt.
A small army of human geneticists is unfolding the history of human mating from our sex chromosomes.