science relevant to history

  • Yuval Noah Harari turns to fiction

    In the novel, "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” the historian warns that Artificial Intelligence will lead to a future class of useless humans.

  • The brain is not a computer

    by Robert Epstein

    Each age reinterprets the brain in terms of its prevailing technology. This is an error.

  • The brain privileges storytelling

    by Michael S. Gazzaniga

    How an experiment on split brain patients led to a breakthrough finding, as told by the scientist who conducted the experiment.

  • Infographic: The evolution of humans

    To celebrate his birthday and Darwin Day, the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) team has read through the hundreds of academic works available to delve into the history of humanity. View their infographic and find out for yourself how we became human.

  • The Story Trap

    by Philip Ball

    We use neat stories to explain everything from sports matches to symphonies. Is it time to leave the nursery of the mind?

  • It's Too Soon to Call This the Anthropocene

    by Vaclav Smil

    "Next year the International Geological Congress will consider recognizing this name as the latest addition to the standard geological time scales. My reaction, echoing the Romans: Festina lente. Make haste slowly."

  • Paradigms Lost

    by David P. Barash

    Science is not a ‘body of knowledge’ – it’s a dynamic, ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge and must be free to change.

  • Geneticists Reconstruct Population History Of New York City

    By Combining Genetic Data, Ancestry Information, And Electronic Health Records, Scientists Are Able To Identify Neighborhood-Level Patterns Of Migration In The New York City Area, According To Research Presented At The American Society Of Human Genetics (Ashg) 2015 Annual Meeting In Baltimore.