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Breathing Machines, New Fires, and Life on Venus

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Yale 360, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Fungi, Red Skies, and Simplistic Thinking

Well-researched stories from Catapult, Slate, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Freshwater Fish of Virginia

Roanoke College's Ichthyological Collection of over 800 freshwater fish documents the biodiversity we're losing at an alarming rate.
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Wildfires and Climate Change

Scholarly research offers insight into the ways climate change and other factors are contributing to the wildfire crisis.
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Punctuation, Vikings, and COVID’s Long Shadow

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Slate, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Bad Chairs, Happy Memories, and Vigilante-Friendly Cops

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, Forge, and more great publications that that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Fake Mystery, Real Boredom, and Black Infants’ Lives

Well-researched stories from Vice, The New Yorker, and more great publications that that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Fake News: A Media Literacy Reading List

Compiled by graduate students in a 2016 course on “Activism and Digital Culture,” at University of Southern California.
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Lying Cars, Workplace Racism, and Astrological Science

Well-researched stories from Mel Magazine, The Cut, and more great publications that that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Sprawl, Body Odor, and Disaster in Beirut

Well-researched stories from NPR, The Guardian, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Back to School

Stories from JSTOR Daily about education, libraries, learning, and student life.
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The Role of Voting in American Politics

From battles to expand the franchise to the mysteries of turnout, voting is one of the most important things to understand about U.S. politics.
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Clean Skin, Ancient Microbes, and Mom Shame

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Wired, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Intersectional Feminism

Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw broke new ground by showing how women of color were left out of feminist and anti-racist discourse.
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T. rex Physics, Lost Vegetables, and Coming Dystopias

Well-researched stories from Wired, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Former champion Takeru Kobayashi bites a hot dog as reigning champion Joey Chestnut (L) speaks at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest official weigh-in ceremony July 2, 2009 in New York City

Hot Dogs, Mourning, and Native Oklahoma

Well-researched stories from CNN, Maclean's, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Helpful Rats, Terrifying Chickens, and Risky Thinking

Well-researched stories from NPR, The Walrus, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Vaccine Tests, Confederate Names, and Real Pain

Well-researched stories from Wired, The Washington Post, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm: Sisterhood Is Complicated

A 1974 interview on feminism and politics with the first Black major-party candidate for president.
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Dark Matter, Dolphin Education, and Doomscrolling

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Science Magazine, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Media Literacy & Fake News: A Syllabus

Ten lessons from the past and steps we can take now to educate ourselves and our students about how to be a thoughtful consumer of information.
Young protestors take to the street to protest against police brutality on June 14, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Five Decades of Black Activism in St. Louis

Elizabeth Hinton, Percy Green II, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tef Poe, George Lipsitz, and Jamala Rogers trace the history from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter.
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Toilet Plumes, Black Commons, and Romanian Orphans

Well-researched stories from The Cut, The Atlantic, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Dorothy B Porter

15 Black Women Who Should Be (More) Famous

Honoring the scientists, poets, activists, doctors, and librarians--those we know and those we don't.
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas by Mrs. Charles Stephenson

Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation

The emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. took place over a protracted period. The articles in this curated list dig into the complicated history.