Exploring Images In (and Out of) Context
When you think you understand an image, ask yourself what contextual information might be missing.
Do Sunspots Explain Global Recession, War, or Famine?
Maybe it's something about the number eleven?
Dating Apps Are Intensifying Online Partisanship
Some social scientists argue that dating and mating patterns may be the real drivers of polarization.
Following Haajar’s Footsteps to a Feminist Reading of Islam
A personal experience with the Hajj brought to life the iconic figure of Haajar, whose tenacity and stoicism highlight the importance of women in Islam.
How Barbed Wire Changed Farming Forever
On June 25, 1867, Lucien B. Smith of Ohio received the first patent for barbed wire. Within a few decades, barbed wire transformed the American West.
What If the World Were Flat and Columbus Had Fallen Off the Edge of the Earth?
What if Columbus had never made it to America?