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Although there were historical and scriptural precedents for honorable suicide, Christian theology saw it much differently.
One case study demonstrates how contemporary assumptions about gender in ancient societies risk obscuring the larger picture.
As whooping cough killed thousands of kids annually, a trio of public health workers were deeply involved in the production and distribution of a vaccine.
Countless women scientists have have been shunted to the footnotes, with credit for their work going to male colleagues. This is called the Matilda Effect.
The answer will require a probe that can withstand the planet's heat and atmospheric pressure to send back good data.
Born enslaved, she made her way to Montana and eventually became the first Black woman to deliver mail on a "star route."
Struck with “Berggeschrey,” or “mountain clamour,” early modern nobles of Saxony dolled up the dirty and dangerous work of the mines with gold and glitter.
A century before the modern “cli-fi” genre, many authors envisioned unsettling worlds shaped by man-made climate chaos.
“No feminist ever said the women’s movement was about women ‘having it all,’” Susan Faludi said. “In the 80s, it was falsely held up as a feminist promise broken.”