Envisioning the lost metropolises of Cambodia (Atlas Obscura)
by Annalee Newitz
Archaeologists looking for sophisticated cities of the past have often relied on evidence from stone ruins. But for tropical cities like the ones in Southeast Asia, that misses tremendous engineering achievements that involved wooden structures, and shaping the earth itself.
Prohibition was a Black movement, too (Politico)
by Mark Lawrence Schrad
Prohibition was a movement of WASPs eager to control the recreational time of Black and immigrant Americans. But it was many other things, too—among them, a Black movement for self-determination and against commercial exploitation.
What will happen to the kids of COVID-19? (Knowable Magazine)
by Amber Dance
For kids, the pandemic’s effects have ranged from annoying to traumatizing. What can the science of resiliency tell us about the long-term impact COVID-19 could have on a generation?
There really is an eighth continent (BBC)
by Zaria Gorvett
For centuries, explorers believed there was an undiscovered continent. In 2017, scientists proved them right. Zealandia may be mostly underwater, but its status as a continent matters for geological and political reasons.
Pain that’s all in your head is still real (Slate)
by Isobel Whitcomb
There’s nothing more insulting to someone in pain than being told they’re just imagining it. But for some chronic pain patients, it can help to learn about the neuroscience of pain—which ultimately is always in your head, even if there are physical causes.
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