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The Genius of Sea Gardens (Hakai Magazine)
by Ashley Braun
All over the world, Indigenous communities have engineered coastal areas to allow huge quantities of fish and shellfish to grow. In the wake of colonial overfishing, some are working to revive these techniques.

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Why is Pollen so Tough? (Quanta Magazine)
by James Dinneen
Pollen may be floaty and all-too-breathable, but it also contains one of the toughest materials on Earth. Sporopollenin is not just super-hard but resistant to chemical and ultraviolet light attacks. After two centuries of scientific curiosity about the stuff, researchers are finally unlocking its secrets.

The Stories These Rocks Tell (Atlas Obscura)
by Gitit Ginat
The rocks of the Negev Desert hold a historical record that goes back 6,000 years. From highly skilled Bronze-Age artists to merchants from distant lands, people have left marks that are helping historians make sense of the past.

What Happens to Gun Laws Now? (The Trace)
by Chip Brownlee
The Supreme Court’s New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen decision upends the standards by which restrictions on guns have been deemed constitutional. What will that mean for states going forward?

Langston Hughes’s Melancholy Democratic Vision (Psyche)
by Robert L. Tsai
How can people cope with injustice and disappointed democratic hopes without giving up on the possibility of change? The great poet Langston Hughes had some ideas.

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