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Nov 18, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Annalee Newitz, iO9
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
Nov 10, 2014 12:10 PM ET
Hipsters are hard to define precisely, but we think we know them when we see them. Now mathematics has found a way to explain why hipsters end up being, well, just one more group conforming with norms.
Oct 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Heath Rezabek, Icarus Interstellar
This Fall, interstellar aspirations seem to be in the air with the release of the movie Interstellar and game Civilization: Beyond Earth -- what does this tell us about society?
Oct 7, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some Americans live as Europeans do, while other people around the world live in cities with very eccentric layouts.
Sep 29, 2014 01:04 PM ET
Since 1960, the number of people who have never been married has steadily risen. What's causing so many people to eschew saying "I do"?
Sep 17, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
The Global Well-Being Index gauges people's perceptions of their well-being by looking at financial status and other factors.
Sep 16, 2014 01:01 PM ET
With domestic violence cases much in the news of late, Tara takes a look at some statistics to help define the scope of the problem and wonders if perpetrators of abuse can be identified before they strike.
Sep 10, 2014 04:45 AM ET
Laci Green reports on a new addiction study of more than 100 adolescents, with results that might surprise the "weed isn't addictive" crowd.
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