The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope?
A series of Science articles examines ways of coping with natural disasters, war and displacement, and climate change—not to mention resilience tactics in nature
These Ancient Humans Survived a Supervolcano
In South Africa, humans not only survived but thrived during the biggest volcanic eruption of the last two million years.
The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble
Bill Gates may think we're living in the greatest time in history. But the same elements of our society that have allowed Western civilization to succeed also spell its impending collapse. Anthropologist Ted Fischer interviews fellow Vanderbilt anthropologist Arthur Demarest for some perspective on why we're in trouble.