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JSTOR Daily celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
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Earth’s Core, Anti-Obesity Drugs, and Cosmic Mystery

Well-researched stories from Wired, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Black and white studio photograph of Mahatma Gandhi wearing a white robe, looking directly at the camera and gently smiling, London, 1931

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In a 1931 lecture, Mahatma Gandhi described a potential future for India, if only it could move beyond the caste system and communal tensions.
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Tiny Worlds, Bike Helmets, and a Unique Sign Language

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, Smithsonian Magazine, and and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Australian native Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes) in the wild

Rats, Gas Stoves, and the Birth of the Universe

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, Hakai Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus by Gavin Hamilton

Pain, Fitness, and AI Art

Well-researched stories from Aeon, OpenMind Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Words for Birds

From the meaning of birdsong to the history of birdwatching, from the effects of climate change to the cunning of crows—our bird stories have it all.
Leaf-cutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) carrying a piece of leaf which they will use to make their food

Ants, Thanks, and Lab-Grown Meat

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, Polygon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Our Most Popular Stories of 2022

Personality tests, street dogs, underwater treasures, and a natural history of dragons.
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Keeping Time: A New Year’s Collection

A selection of stories that chronicle our complicated notions of time.
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Editors’ Picks of 2022

Poetry, Polonius, and Prison: a collection of this year’s greatest hits from JSTOR Daily.
Women gathering mistletoe in Normandy countryside, France, 1876

Mistletoe, Deep Talk, and Nuclear Fusion

Well-researched stories from The Verge, Knowable Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Winter Holidays

Celebrate with some seasonal scholarship from JSTOR Daily for the winter holidays.
A Sandwich

Underwater Sandwiches, Black Radio, and Pest Traps

Well-researched stories from Wired, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
An Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Seals, Spy Moms, and Chinese Protest

Well-researched stories from Hakai Magazine, Nursing Clio, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Menschenfresserin (female cannibal) by Leonhard Kern, c. 1650

Cannibalism, Climate Change, and Identical Twins

Well-researched stories from Slate, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Ground mustard

Peppers and Spice and Everything Nice

How humans have acquired, used, and assigned cultural value to spices, from sage to cinnamon, chili pepper to salt.
a pictorial map of the life of Mark Twain

Pictorial Maps of the United States

Explore US history with these maps of national parks, folklore, 1930s Greyhound bus routes, and more!
Lyrebird

Tricky Birds, Birmingham Murders, and Dance Music

Well-researched stories from The Atlantic, The Republic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Desperately Seeking Taylor Swift

The lyrics, the music, and the metaphors of the pop star of the moment.
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Thanksgiving Stories

Turkey or Tofurkey? Stuffing or dressing? Whatever the controversy, these Thanksgiving stories will slake your appetite!
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Dung Beetles, A Marvel Hero, and New Archaeology

Well-researched stories from Sapiens, Electric Literature, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A painted reed frog clambers on a small branch in Zambia

Froggie Genetics, Nature in Miniature, and Paddington Bear

Well-researched stories from Quanta Magazine, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Mothers' Crusade for Victory over Communism

Moral Panics: A Syllabus

Research-backed stories that consider how and why moral panics begin and spread, who they serve, and what becomes of them in the end.
A baseball game plays on an early television set, c. 1947

Fast Science, TV Baseball, and Curing Nightmares

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, Wired, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.