How Colombia’s guerrillas fed themselves (Atlas Obscura)
by María Paula Rubiano A.
For half a century, the fighters of Colombia’s FARC guerrilla group kept up relentless attacks against the government. To do that, they needed an extensive, complex food system that could survive under intense pressure.
What’s up with football hooligans? (Psyche)
by Martha Newson
The most intense sports fans are known for seemingly senseless violence. But why? It starts with strong pro-social feelings and close bonds. Cocaine doesn’t help.
Preserving the past of plastic (The Art Newspaper)
by Catherine Hickley
Look around a museum’s exhibits on ancient history and you’ll find plenty of metal and wooden objects. But future visitors learning about our time will need to know about the things we made from plastic. Scientists are figuring out how to preserve those artifacts.
The Black women refugees of the American Revolution (Black Perspectives)
by Karen Cook Bell
For enslaved women in eighteenth-century America, escape was fraught with horrifying dangers. But when the Revolutionary War upset the power structures they lived under, many took their chances.
The upside of gossip (The New York Times)
by Kelsey McKinney
Gossip has gotten a bad name. But it’s often responsible for getting useful information to the people who need it—and, sometimes, for bringing down dangerous hypocrites.
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