How Gen Z Is Different, According to Social Scientists
Our findings suggest that college-age members of Generation Z know they are confronting a future of big challenges.
Think Barbie's Waistline is Absurd? Check out Elsa or Mulan.
New research suggests that cartoon princesses hurt young female viewers by offering them unobtainable ideals of physical perfection.
You Don't Really Want that Burger—You Want Higher Social Status
An evolutionary leftover makes it hard to convince people to shift to a vegetarian diet.
These Charts Show How It's Your Career Path—Not Your College Major—That Affects How Much You Make
Take heart, anthropology majors.
Violent Extremism Isn't Really Motivated by Religion
An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.
The Complicated Science—and Conflict—Behind Identifying the First Native Americans
Genetic studies of living Native Americans and ancient remains are revising our theories about America’s first inhabitants.
The Organ Detective: Hidden Global Market in Human Flesh
Tracking the organ trade, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient's rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses. So why aren't more people listening to her?
Flexian Invasion: Strange Creatures Capture the Capital!
A new professional class of movers and shakers—people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse—is controlling the flow of power and money in America. The anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be.
Powerful Men Have More Children, Anthropologist Says
Anthropologist Christopher von Rueden's studies of a Bolivian tribe suggest that men's instinctive drive for power is a strategy to seed their descendants thickly.