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The ultra-weird way zombie fungus does its work (The Atlantic)
by Ed Yong
You know that fungus that makes ants act weird and self-destructive? Turns out, the way it works is even creepier than we thought.

Dogs of the ancient desert (Science Magazine)
by David Grimm
An ancient sandstone carving in Saudi Arabia shows dogs helping a hunter out, some apparently on leashes. It sheds new light on the longstanding partnership between human and canine.

Justice for women in the nineteenth century (The Washington Post)
by Kimberly A. Hamlin
More than a century before #MeToo, women campaigned to stop sexual violence and exploitation of teenage girls.

The long history of sex toys (New York Magazine)
by Katie Heaney
In the early 1900s, the New York Times ran ads for sex toys. Long before that, they showed up on Greek vases and in Japanese art.

The radical life of Lucy Parsons (Chicago Tribune)
by Mark Jacob
Anarchist feminist Lucy Parsons falls through a lot of gaps in our historical memory, partly because of her racial background and violent rhetoric. A new book tells her story.

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