Michael Balter
Michael Balter

Michael Balter is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and also writes for National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times opinion pages, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, and other publications. His book The Goddess and the Bull is about the archaeological excavations at Neolithic Catalhoyuk in Turkey and the origins of civilization.

Human Evolution
Oct. 26 2012 9:33 AMWhy Are Our Brains So Ridiculously Big?Tool use and exploration may be just side effects of social skills.
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May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.