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Campus Hookup Culture: Myth vs. Reality

Hookup culture on American college campuses has become a predictable subject for magazine articles and op-eds. It might be time to shift the debate.
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Is Our Soap Hurting Us?

Julia Scott, a writer and radio producer in San Francisco, was recently a test subject for a living ...

The Road to Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century hit the number one spot on the New York Times nonfiction ...

A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?

Australian researchers have discovered a potentially potent new cancer-fighting agent in a most unlikely source: a tobacco plant. ...
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Green Burial and the North-South Divide

In the next 25 years, the Baby Boom generation will generate a death boom, with estimated funeral costs ...

An Early Wiretapping Case

Wiretapping made its debut in front of the Supreme Court in 1928.

The Origins of Bastille Day

Bastille Day as we know it began as private educational events phased into lively street fetês, and eventually the parades and fireworks we know today.

Sixteen-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Sperm Discovered in Australia

Digging in Queensland, Australia, scientists recently discovered the fossilized remains of a small crustacean known as a seed ...

The Lotus Magazine

First published in 1910 by the Author’s Bureau, The Lotus Magazine covers art history, composition, and individual pieces ...

Historical Perspectives on the World Cup

First, the basics. The World Cup is run by FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Heidrun Homburg ...