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After Roe, Bendable Phones, and Nurdles

Well-researched stories from Black Perspectives, Recode, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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The History of Reproductive Rights: A Syllabus

A selection of stories on the history of reproductive rights and abortion to foster dialogue inside and outside of the classroom.
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Murder, Memory, and Normalcy

Well-researched stories from The Cut, Grist, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Ukraine’s National Poet

Perhaps no other bard has captured the sentiments of Ukraine and its emigrants as fully as Taras Shevchenko.
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Space Junk, Science with Monks, and Imposter Syndrome

Well-researched stories from Science Alert, Vox, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Losing Bananas, Fighting Malaria, and Naming Objects

Well-researched stories from Salon, The New Yorker, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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From Syria to Ukraine, Anachronistic Dogs, and Caribou

Well-researched stories from Vox, Nursing Clio, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Utopias, Imperial Horrors, and Bug-Based Dyes

Well-researched stories from Psyche, The New Yorker and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Urban Evolution, Daily Bread, and Nuclear War

Well-researched stories from Knowable Magazine, Wired and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Bulldogs, Serial Killers, and Talking Fish

Well-researched stories from Aeon, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Mass Incarceration: A Syllabus

This selection of stories focuses on prison and mass incarceration in the US, which has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world.
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Cloud Seeding, Fake Fact-Checks, and Angela Davis at 78

Well-researched stories from Pro Publica, Smithsonian, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM

The Editors have compiled their favorite pieces highlighting the many overlooked contributions of women in STEM.
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Sovereignty, Classroom Racism, and Eating Tea

Well-researched stories from the 19th, Slate, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Women Nerds!

This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.
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Clever Skeletons, Seal Spies, and Paul Farmer

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian, Knowable, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Russia and the Soviet Union: A Syllabus of Background Readings

These readings from our archive provide context for the developing conflict in Ukraine.
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Life in the Cold, New Not-Normals, and Weird Numbers

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Fake Snow, Brain Maps, and Preschool Problems

Well-researched stories from Quanta, Grist, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Heartbreak, Book Bans, and Killer Whales

Well-researched stories from NPR, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Sleep Styles, West Elm Caleb, and Plant Relationships

Well-researched stories from Popular Science, Full Stack Economics, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Horse People, Malaria History, and Nuclear Waste

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, The Narwhal, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Uselessness, Fake Soup, and That One Song

Well-researched stories from Psyche, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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The Waste Age, E.O. Wilson, and January 6

Well-researched stories from Slate, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Death Predictions, Air Pollution, and the Calendar

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