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A devil shaking hands with a student

Rare 1969 Story from The Queen’s Gambit Author Walter Tevis

In this short story a graduate student makes a deal with the devil: Write my dissertation and my soul is yours.
Illustration: A rose

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Smelly Science, Long Lives, and Queen Calafia

Well-researched stories from NPR, Aeon, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The Intersex pride flag

Intersex Gains, Societal Collapse, and Aztec Beliefs

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, National Geographic, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Anti-War Posters from City College of New York

A collection of flyers and other material circulated at The City College of New York (CCNY) between 1934 and 1936.
Photograph: Spotted cuscus (Phalangista maculata)

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Furry Livestock, Scary Stories, and Octopus Perception

Well-researched stories from Artnet News, Wired, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
"I Voted" stickers

Voting in American Politics: A Syllabus

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.

Nine Black Cat Stickers

They crossed our path and we lived to tell the tale. Check them out in the Street Arts Graphics Collection!
Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

Beetles, Bois, and the President’s Lips

Well-researched stories from BBC News, Slate, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A cat with its eyes closed

Cat Blinks, Fox Food, and E.B. White

Well-researched stories from Mental Floss, Wired, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The Marsh Seedless variety of grapefruits (scientific name: Citrus paradisi) from Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas, 1916

Grapefruit, Proud Boys, and Tricky Translation

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Insider, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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And a Fabulous LGBTQ History Month to You, Too!

Queer people have always had a particular relationship with history. It's only lately that archival silences have been challenged, and overcome.
A poster advertising the IV Review of Polish Short Films, organized by the Zygzakiem Cinema Club in Warsaw, January 11-14, 1976.

Polish Posters in the RISD Library Collection

Posters are part of a tradition of object-based learning at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Dakota pipeline protestors

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

More and more states are choosing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day.
Helianthus paradoxus

Endangered Plants, Lizard Sex, and Voter Suppression

Well-researched stories from CNN, the New York Times, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A mathematical equation

Invented Math, Trustworthy Vaccines, and New Sugar

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian, FiveThirtyEight, and more great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Photograph: A woman helps in the research into hay fever by breathing into a machine that records breathing patterns. 

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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.
Mushrooms in a forest

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.
A forest fire reflected in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Wildfires and Climate Change

Scholarly research offers insight into the ways climate change and other factors are contributing to the wildfire crisis.
Tattoos on a person's knuckles

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.
Broken chair

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.
The Lost Colony, design by William Ludwell Sheppard, engraving by William James Linton.

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.
Silhouette of office lady using smartphone in city

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.
Car door

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.
Idyllic neighborhood on lakefront at dawn.

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.