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So, you’re being chased by a T. rex (Wired)
by Cody Cassidy
Here’s a comforting thought if you’re ever transported back in time to the late Cretaceous period: Physics shows you don’t have much to fear from a Tyrannosaurus rex. At least, unless she’s a teenager.

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The lost vegetables of South India (Atlas Obscura)
by Reina Gattuso
A 1951 Tamil Brahmin cookbook was a key text for generations of South Indian home cooks. But trying to make its recipes today demonstrates how much industrial agriculture has changed the region’s eating habits.

Building walls in an age of drought (The New York Times)
by Abrahm Lustgarten
As climate change causes crops to fail and weather conditions to get more dangerous, people are leaving their homes for more temperate places. As this migration picks up, border policies in nations like Mexico and the United States will help determine how dystopian things get.

The not-so-mysterious North American mound builders (Science Magazine)
by Bridget Alex
Archaeologists once told a story of mysterious North American “mound builder” civilizations that disappeared with Spanish colonialism. New evidence points instead to a continuous Indigenous society that resisted European domination for centuries.

Finding hope in ‘The Plague’ (Vox)
by Sean Illing
What can Albert Camus’s classic existentialist novel about a devastating epidemic offer readers in the time of COVID-19 and anti-racist uprisings?

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