Remembering the Woolly Dogs of the Northwest (Smithsonian Magazine)
by Alicia Ault
For the Coast Salish people of the Pacific Northwest, woolly dogs were an important part of the community with a crucial spiritual role. Then they went extinct. Now, Coast Salish researchers and other experts are documenting this story, with the help of a 160-year-old pelt.
Do Monarchs Need Saving? (Yale Environment 360)
by Janet Marinelli
With the health of monarch butterfly populations in doubt, many people have taken it upon themselves to raise the gorgeous insects. But some scientists question whether this is really helping—and whether the butterflies are really in trouble at all.
Tropical Beaches are Made of Poop (Nautilus)
by Joe Roman
The beaches of Hawai‘i were created partly by parrotfish, who eat coral and defecate sandy waste—almost 10,000 pounds per individual fish each year in some cases. That’s just one of the ways that fish, coral, birds, and other organisms like sponges work together in the fantastical worlds of coral reefs.
Who are You After a Brain Injury? (Literary Hub)
by Annie Liontas
If a traumatic injury stops your mind from doing the things it once managed with ease, how do you know if you’re still the same person? And if you’re not, what do you do then?
Building a Culture on Resistance (Public Books)
by Laurent Dubois
Haitian culture springs from one of the greatest horrors of history. Far from home, in conditions of exploitation and total vulnerability, captives began creating new ideas and institutions, sparking a revolution and a flourishing of artistic creativity.
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