Jacob Mikanowski writes about science, history and art, and his work has appeared in Prospect, The Awl and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Paleogenetics is helping to solve the great mystery of prehistory: how did humans spread out over the earth?
How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species?
Politics and government
‘Ketman’ and doublethink: what it costs to comply with tyranny