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Father and son

Copycats, Demon Drink, and the Power of a Color

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, The Atlantic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
African Grey Parrot

Bad Pain, Good Parrots, and Better Sex Ed

Well-researched stories from CNN, The New Yorker, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Fire and Rescue personal watch a bushfire as it burns near homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

2030, Australia Ablaze, and Tricky Knots

Well-researched stories from NPR, The Conversation, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A forest floor

Best of Suggested Readings from 2019

Well-researched stories about the forest economy, eavesdropping squirrels, and more from publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Editors’ Picks: What We’re Reading

The history of Native resistance, the philosophy of love, the medicalization of madness, color in fairy tales, and dinosaur bones.
A tree in a native forest planted by Afforestt

Editors’ Picks: Sustainability and the Environment 2019

The environmental cost of cruise ships, the history of climate science, human fertilizer as waste, and other top stories about sustainability and the environment.
A living root bridge

Living Bridges, Musical Resistance, and Latino Votes

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, Wired, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Our Best Stories of 2019

Tweety bird linguistics, tiny purses, Beowulf's monsters, and the evolution of beauty.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement in Downing Street on December 13, 2019 in London.

Carolina Words, Brexit Time, and Weird Ancient Art

Well-researched stories from NPR, Washington Post, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Baby Yoda

My Fair Lady, Solar Wind, and Baby Yoda

Well-researched stories from The Cut, Scientific American, and other great publications.
Emily Dickinson, circa 1847

17 Poems by Emily Dickinson

Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday with a selection of her poems.
An axolotl

Salamanders, Hong Kong, and the Power of Kindness

Well-researched stories from The Atlantic, Public Books, and other great publications.
Mark Twain and James Fenimore Cooper

Mark Twain v. James Fenimore Cooper

A trial in the court of public opinion.

Winter Holidays

Celebrate with some seasonal scholarship from JSTOR Daily for the winter holidays.
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Thanksgiving Stories

Americans are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, the middle entry in the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Winter holidays trifecta. Plate up with some ...
A family around a thanksgiving dinner table, colored red and blue

Talk about This, Not That

Looking to avoid politics at the holiday dinner table? Food trivia, ground-up mummy pigment, and snake jaws ought to do the trick.
"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe

Thanksgiving, Vaping Fear, and Financial Climate Crisis

Well-researched stories from The American Prospect, The New Yorker, and other great publications.
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An Early Review of On the Origin of Species

"Darwin openly and almost scornfully repudiates the whole doctrine of Final Causes. He finds no indication of design or purpose anywhere..."
Abraham Lincoln, 1858

When and Where Did Abraham Lincoln Write the Gettysburg Address?

Theories abound. Historian William H. Lambert considers the origin of the address and the mythology surrounding its composition.
Mouse deer

Dementia, Cancer, and Adorable Wildlife

Well-researched stories from Scientific American, Wired, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Pad Thai

Math, Virginity Tests, and Pad Thai

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, The Atlantic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Water being poured into a brain

Clean Brains, Fake Languages, and Scary Tech

Well-researched stories from Wired, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A gamer playing in the dark

High Misdemeanors, Gaming Addiction, and Lots of Ghosts

Well-researched stories from Vox, The Atlantic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Suicide, Sectarianism, and Short Sleepers

Well-researched stories from Aeon, NPR, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s Pamphlet: “Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life”

Wilde's description is heart-wrenching, but that doesn't hold him back from the usual wit and drama that characterize his writing.