SOCIAL REACTION The chemistry card game Ion pits players against each other to make compounds.
J. Coveyou/Genius Games
Ceramic Innovators Newly discovered remains of pottery made by hunter-gatherers living on China’s central plain around 10,000 years ago include plain pieces (shown) and decorated pieces.
Y. Wang et al/Antiquity 2015
CANNIBAL CHEW Human tooth marks and pounding damage (in boxed area) on a 14,700-year-old human leg bone excavated from a British cave indicate that ritual cannibalism was practiced there, researchers say.
Simon Head argues that computer business systems leave middle managers and workers with little creative latitude. They acquire fewer skills and their wages stagnate, hurting their job quality and buying power.