Life in the city (Knowable Magazine)
by Eric Bender
From rats to water fleas to clover, organisms that live in cities are evolving in response to human-made environments in ways that share some remarkable similarities all over the world.
Egypt’s daily bread (The Conversation)
by Jessica Barnes
In Egypt, no meal is complete without bread. And the government has set up a system of subsidies so that no one needs to go without. Now, wheat shortages driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are threatening a central part of daily life.
Why think about nuclear war? (Vox)
by Bryan Walsh
No one wants to think about the prospect of nuclear war. But that doesn’t make it impossible. Thinking through what might happen could make a worst-case scenario marginally less terrible—and reduce the possibility that it ever happens.
Considering patient regret (Wired)
by Eleanor Cummins
When a transgender adolescent seeks treatment or a young woman requests sterilization, doctors may hesitate out of fear that the patient may regret the decision. But what are we really talking about when we talk about medical regret?
How antebellum free Black communities fought for justice (Black Perspectives)
by Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr.
For free Black people in the northern states, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 represented the terrifying prospect of kidnapping and enslavement. Communities banded together to fight this threat, as well as others coming from closer to home.
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