The Future of Cannabinoids (Knowable Magazine)
by Nicola Jones
The cannabis plant contains more than 140 active compounds, of which THC and CBD are only the most famous. As researchers isolate and synthetically produce different cannabinoids, they’re finding fascinating—and dangerous—things.
The Promise and Pitfalls of Mutual Aid (SAPIENS)
by A.J. Faas
Since before the Inca Empire, people in the Andes have organized collective work parties, known as mingas. These can be convivial, community-building events or grueling forced labor, depending largely on the institutions and power relations that organize them.
The Medical Tourists of the 1400s (Nursing Clio)
by Anna Weerasinghe
In the fifteenth century, some wealthy Europeans who suffered from leprosy sought relief on the island of Cabo Verde off the coast of West Africa—until the rise of the slave trade dramatically transformed the healing retreat.
Black Liberation in 1930s Sci-Fi (Public Books)
by Brooks E. Hefner
Long before Black Panther or Nnedi Okorafor, George S. Schuyler used the pulp science fiction genre to paint a picture of international Black rebellion so convincing that many readers thought it might be real.
What Happens if We Can’t Cure Gonorrhea Anymore? (Wired)
by Maryn McKenna
Gonorrhea has troubled humans for millennia. The development of antibiotics turned it into a non-issue for most Americans, but now they’re losing their power to fight the infection, raising the possibility of a terrifying comeback.
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