Clues to Beethoven’s Death Found in His Hair (CNN)
by Ashley Strickland
Before Ludwig van Beethoven died in 1827, he asked doctors to study his body to try to determine the cause of his health problems. Almost two centuries later, scientists have found some answers.
The Women Who Lived Underwater (Atlas Obscura)
by Amy Crawford
In 1970, a team of women scientists spent two weeks underwater, contributing to the study of marine life, plans for space exploration, and the status of women as people deemed capable of carrying out adventurous missions.
Who Gets to Know About Pregnancy? (Nursing Clio)
by Lara Freidenfelds
Who decides whether a lost pregnancy or the death of an infant was an accident or a deliberate act? The answer has changed dramatically over the centuries, revealing a complicated landscape of gender, healthcare, and legal authority.
Feeding the World of 2050 (Vox)
by Kenny Torrella
Global population growth and climate change are stretching farms’ ability to feed everyone—and especially to do it without making the climate crisis worse. What solutions can we find in the Netherlands, where growing more with less is a national priority?
How Do We Stop Killing All the Fish? (Knowable Magazine)
by Nicola Jones
Just how bad is it getting for fish in Earth’s oceans? Is aquaculture really better for the world than catching wild fish? And is a ban on fishing in international waters a viable option for reducing our impact on sea life? A top fishing expert explains.
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