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The Neolithic Revolution: How did societies around the world come into existence?

The Neolithic Revolution: How did societies around the world come into existence?

Soham GovandeAugust 14, 20191 min read

Are you an anthropology nerd? If you’re anything like me, you might have pondered the origins of humankind over a bowl of cereal, absorbed in episodes of Civilizations. How did…

Addressing another outbreak of Ebola in the DRC—what needs to be done?

Addressing another outbreak of Ebola in the DRC—what needs to be done?

Soham GovandeJuly 29, 20191 min read

Ebola. Just three days ago, an outbreak of this virulent infection was reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic started in West Africa and has…

On cultural homogeneity and globalization

On cultural homogeneity and globalization

Soham GovandeJuly 9, 20191 min read

A group of people are playing flutes, dancing with nearby families and friends. As the melodious harmony emanates from the musicians’ instruments, the sun dips below the horizon line. Continue…

Fighting the health crisis of tomorrow

Fighting the health crisis of tomorrow

Soham GovandeJune 2, 20191 min read

Today, climate change is universally recognized as the extinction-level threat of our future. But another monster lurks, one you probably haven’t thought about. Continue Reading

A study in biological anthropology: How our “junk” makes humans unique

A study in biological anthropology: How our “junk” makes humans unique

Soham GovandeJune 1, 20191 min read

If you’re a nature-lover or have binged a few David Attenborough’s Planet Earth documentaries, you’ve probably pondered the existential question of creation at least once. What makes us human? Are…