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Renaissance Fairs, Lost Treasure, and TV Reboots

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Teaching AI, AKA Artificial Intelligence

AI is everywhere. So naturally, we pulled together a syllabus of stories on the subject. Use these to inspire classroom discussion or educate your grandpa.
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Wild Florida, Neanderthals, and Rubens’s Models

Well-researched stories from The Art Newspaper, Nursing Clio, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Great Chocolate, Emotional Capitalism, and Goat Teeth

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, Sapiens, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Nanotech, Inoculation History, and Beautiful Sadness

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Calculators, Druids, and Electroconvulsive Therapy

Well-researched stories from Undark, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Labor Day: A Celebration of Working in America

Our best stories about workers' rights, labor unions, and international movements to improve working conditions, from the factory to the farm.
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Eating Plastic, Improving Vision, and Making Movies

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

Hip Hop, Fire, and Fish Meal

Well-researched stories from Vox, Hakai Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Los Angeles, Lions, and Looking for Happiness

Well-researched stories from Aeon, The New Yorker, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Rain Scent, Tricky Genes, and the Mysterious X

Well-researched stories from Quanta Magazine, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Crickets, Forests, and the Pickle-on-a-Stick

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, Public Books, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Turmeric, Wrestling Spiders, and Early Christians

Well-researched stories from Undark, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Good Sidewalks, Bad Weather Forecasts, and Rogue Birds

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Literary Hub, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Breadfruit, Nuclear Fusion, and the Model T

Well-researched stories from Mongabay, Works in Progress, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Parthenogenesis, Medieval Whales, and Debating Science

Well-researched stories from Slate, Knowable Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Civil War Boys, Survival Skills, and Rosemary’s Baby

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, Public Books, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Fish Personalities, Espresso, and Extreme Water Reuse

Well-researched stories from Knowable Magazine, Sapiens, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Hippos, Flies, and Queer Love Stories

Well-researched stories from Literary Hub, Vox, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Reading for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month around the world, so the JSTOR Daily editors have rounded up a few of our favorite stories to mark the occasion.
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Jewish Food, Brain Tech, and Mourning a Forest

Well-researched stories from Public Books, Perspectives on History, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Violent Conservation, Deep-Sea Art, and Early Printing

Well-researched stories from Undark, Mongabay, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Diving Horses, Turing Machines, and Life with Germs

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Quanta Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Artificial Intelligence: An AI-Generated Reading List

ChatGPT generated this annotated bibliography for us. Don't worry, we'll ask (and pay) a human to write one too.
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Cannibal Locusts, Victorian Filth, and Mind Reading

Well-researched stories from Undark, The Walrus, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.