Keeping Up with the Carnivores

Biological research tracks predatory carnivores, who are increasingly veering into North American cities.
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A Brief History of the Yazidis of Iraq

From the Christian mob’s destruction of Sarapeum in Alexandria in 391 CE to the Taliban’s 2001 dynamiting of ...
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Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 : The Roots of the #indyref

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the United Kingdom faces one of the most significant potential changes to its structure in centuries. If the majority decid
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Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?

Can Mayor de Blasio Save Affordable Housing in NYC? Can Anyone?

de Blasio’s plan suggests just how overwhelming the housing issue is in New York: the most ambitious plan ever may address only a fraction of the problem.
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Hot Dogs: America’s Fast, Cheap Meat

With all due respect to hamburgers and apple pie, hot dogs are arguably the most American of foods.
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Does the Rise of the 1% Signal the Fall of Democracy?

Americans have been thinking more about economic haves and have-nots than we have in a long time.
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Campus Hookup Culture: Myth vs. Reality

Hookup culture on American college campuses has become a predictable subject for magazine articles and op-eds. It might be time to shift the debate.