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Cell Shapes, “Poet Voice,” and Learning to Read

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Dinosaur Sounds, Universe Sounds, and White People Food

Well-researched stories from FiveThirtyEight, Bon Appetit, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Chilis, Personality Changes, and the Meaning of Fatwa

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, Sapiens, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Portable Soup, Valuing Trees, and Building Utopia

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, The New Inquiry, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Clothes Overload, Shared Emotions, and Procrastination

Well-researched stories from The Atlantic, Slate, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Cloud Workers, Speculative Biology, and Navajo Archives

Well-researched stories from Aeon, Public Books, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Sea Gardens, Gun Laws, and Secrets of Pollen

Well-researched stories from Quanta Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Goat Yoga, Selling Coal, and the Commercial Hajj

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Microbots, Swamps, and the “Chitlin Circuit”

Well-researched stories from Knowable Magazine, Slate, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Face Mites, Casanova, and Apocalyptic Disasters

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, The New Yorker, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.