Nafees Hamid talks to terrorists and their families in order to understand who’s vulnerable to radicalization and why … and how nations, institutions, and families can intervene.
Gabriella Coleman is a cultural anthropologist who entered the world of the “hacktivists” who called themselves Anonymous. Her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy reads like a spy thriller as it takes us ever deeper into a world to which most of us have no access.
Christine Jones explains from the ground up what’s wrong with industrial paradigm of agriculture and how understanding soil can help us grow food that’s healthier — not only for people, but for rivers, oceans, climate, local economies, and pretty much everything else.
Fire scientist Rod Linn and firefighter and journalist Kyle Dickman, the human and ecological costs and benefits of fighting fires, and of letting them burn.
What is lightning? What do we know–and not know–about how it works? What is the relationship between lightning and space-based nuclear weapons treaty compliance monitoring? Physicist Tess Light will tell you all this and more…
… is the new book by forensic psychiatrist and former CIA officer Marc Sageman, who analyzes the backgrounds and motivations of neojihadist terrorists, and maps a path forward based on social science rather than political posturing.
That’s right, seven of them–from HIV/AIDS to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, flus, and lyme disease. Dr. Mark Jerome Walters talks about the human role in causing and aggravating those diseases by our poor handling of ecosystems.
Anthropologist Paul Hooper has lived with the Tsimane people of Bolivia and reports on their extraordinary health and athleticism, and their way of life which includes entirely home-grown beer and barbecue.
Anthropologist Barbara King writes about food animals–insects, octopuses, chickens, and various mammals–not to get you to stop eating them, but to open a discussion about about the lives of animals and cruelty in the industrial food system.
Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky makes the case that the language–or languages–we speak deeply affect who we are and how we engage with the world.