Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

Spencer Wells: Building a family tree for all humanity

Jambo, bonjour, zdravstvujtye, dayo: these are a few of the languages that I’ve spoken little bits of over the course of the last six weeks, as I’ve been to 17 countries I think I’m up to, on this crazy tour I’ve been doing, checking out various aspects of the project that we’re doing. And I’m […]