A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?

Finding anti-cancer agents inside tobacco may seem like a pretty strange coincidence, but it’s not unheard of to find help in harmful places.
Empty Headstones

Green Burial and the North-South Divide

Embalming practices were first introduced in the US during the Civil War to preserve bodies for transportation.

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 ...

Interview with Godzilla

Godzilla is rampaging across movie screens nationwide en route to a projected $200 million at the box office. ...

It’s Mushroom Season…

Check out this Special Mushroom Issue of Economic Botany to look up some pictures of edible mushrooms in the wild before you go picking.

Maya Angelou Has Died

Maya Angelou has died.