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Wordsworth and the Invention of Childhood

Prior to the 18th century, children were considered little adults. It was only during the Romantic Era that the concept of childhood emerged.
Skeletal fossils of the hand of Homo naledi

Homo Naledi: Our Newly Discovered Ancestor

Found in a cave in South Africa, the fossils have been determined to be from Homo naledi, a previously unknown ancestor of the human species.
Toronto, Canada - May 25, 2012: A protest sign reading "I was wearing pants + a sweater, was it my fault too?" Taken during "Slut Walk 2012", a protest event about sexual assault and victims' rights, among other related issues.

“Victim Culture” and Victim Blaming

The critique of contemporary "victim culture" has parallels to the critique of "victim feminism" of the 1990s.
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The Club for Growth and Political Polarization

Organized groups have arisen to enforce "party purity" and wider political polarization in American politics.
Statue of Lady Justice holding a sword in one hand and scales in the other

How Reforms to Rape Law Changed Our Understanding of the Crime

Reforms to rape law in the 1970s and 1980s transformed the definition of rape and brought the crime out of the shadows.
Portrait of Noah Purifoy. Photo credit: Jim McHugh, courtesy of Noah Purifoy Foundation.
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Salvage and Savior: Noah Purifoy’s Assemblage

Noah Purifoy transformed the wreckage from the 1965 Watts riots into art, and in doing so, he transformed much more.
A restaurant check paid in cash

Why Do Americans Love Tipping?

Tipping as cultural practice: why some countries like the U.S. like tipping and others don't.
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The Rise and Fall of Coal Miners’ Unions

The origin of coal miners' unions during the late 19th century.
This is a general view of the main gate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where scientists developed and tested the first atomic weapon, in Los Alamos, N.M.  (AP Photo)

Los Alamos Had a Secret Library

The Manhattan Project needed an instant library in Los Alamos built from scratch and in secrecy--this is how it was done.
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Taylor Swift’s White Colonial Romance

Taylor Swift is a member of the Lion King generation, which means that, for her, African landscapes are nothing more than a rich tapestry of flora and fauna