People have been modifying Earth – as in these rice terraces near Pokhara, Nepal – for millennia. Erle C. Ellis

Surveying archaeologists across the globe reveals deeper and more widespread roots of the human age, the Anthropocene

Ben Marwick, University of Washington; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Lucas Stephens, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Nicole Boivin, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth's environment.

Reading and writing can prevent cognitive decline. AJP/

One skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis

As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.


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