May 2019

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Hominin model Neanderthal Museum

The Cave Man Cometh

Revolutionary discoveries in archaeology show that the species long maligned as knuckle-dragging brutes deserve a new place in the human story


At the Edge of the Ice

Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Inuit hunters embrace modern technology but preserve a traditional way of life

Marsili family

A Mystery in the Family

An Italian clan's curious insensitivity to pain has piqued the interest of geneticists seeking a new understanding of how to treat physical suffering

Hobo King Dutch

The Last of the Great American Hobos

Hop a train to Iowa, where proud vagabonds gather every summer to crown the new king and queen of the rails

Chinese railway laborers

The Longest Hop

A new exhibit at the National Museum of American History details this underexamined history



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Buzz Words

Even in the age of autofill, America is still in love with the centuries-old tradition


Torch Song

The revamped building will open in May


Get Thee to a Monastery!

In a German forest, artisans fleeing modernity build a time machine to the medieval age


Seeing Red

Wiped out by disease and market demands, the Rutgers tomato may be making a comeback


Catching Cooties

Why a 100-year-old game is still spreading across our playgrounds

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