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Reproductive Technology, Motherhood, and Feminism

Would advanced reproductive technology advance professional opportunities for women? Early feminist thinkers debate.
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Should Education Be Efficient?

What do education leaders mean by "efficient" schools?
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What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?

Where does the sound of cracking knuckles come from, and is it dangerous?
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Debating Birth Control In Pre-Revolutionary France

Attitudes toward birth control in 18th century France.
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Father Junípero Serra: His Statue and Contested Legacy

While Father Junípero Serra may earn posthumous canonization this fall, his statue in D.C. may be getting the boot.
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The Lusitania Effect

How the Lusitania Effect impacted German-American relations in pre-World War I German.
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Where There’s Luxury, There’s The Urge to Counterfeit

Why do consumers love counterfeit copies of luxury brands?
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Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?
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Politics and PEN

Some prominent writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala because of the organization's decision to give Charlie Hebdo an award.
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The Sound of an Unknown Whale

Researchers might have identified one—and maybe even two—brand new species of whale.