Governor William Burnet of New York meets with the Iroquois in 1721

The Native American Roots of the U.S. Constitution

The Iroquois, Shawnee, Cherokee, and other political formations generally separated military and civil leadership and guarded certain personal freedoms.
A campaigner gives a leaflet to a woman at the Abortion Travel agency store on April 10, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Evading Abortion Bans with Mutual Aid

One scholar chronicles how communities have banded together to help each other with abortion care even when it’s against the law.
Tear-shaped fruit bodies of a slime mold Physarum oblatum

Slime Mold, Taliban Finances, and Mindlessness

Well-researched stories from Orion Magazine, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Man buying garters from a female shop assistant

Sex Panic at the Department Store

Were shopgirls selling more than scents at the perfume counter? Three investigators were determined to find out.

Selfish Genes, Viking Women, and Glowing Oceans

Well-researched stories from Aeon, CrimeReads, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Mary McLeod Bethune with a Line of Girls from her School in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1905

How Black Americans Fought for Literacy

From the moment US Army troops arrived in the South, newly freed people sought ways to gain education—particularly to learn to read and write.
Illustration: Head of a man with a severe disease affecting his face by Christopher D' Alton, 1858

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The Ugly History of Chicago’s “Ugly Law”

In the nineteenth century, laws in many parts of the country prohibited "undeserving" disabled people from appearing in public.
Close up of Galapagos giant tortoise

Conscious Robots, Killer Tortoise, and Healthcare Goals

Well-researched stories from Wired, Prospect Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
An illustration of strawberries

Strawberries and British Identity Forever

Even though they occupied much of South Asia, British civil servants and their wives wanted a taste of home. Strawberries, for instance.
Osiris flanked by Horus on the left and Isis on the right

A Holy Trinity in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Mediterranean was full of religious expression, and Kemetic culture's concept of a divine family influenced early Christians.