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The strange connection between Bobby Kennedy’s death and Scooby-Doo

Kevin Sandler, Arizona State University Scooby-Doo, one of the most enduring animated characters ever to emerge from U.S. television, celebrates his 50th birthday this month. Created...

The soundtrack of the Sixties demanded respect, justice and equality

Michael V. Drake, The Ohio State University When Sly and the Family Stone released “Everyday People” at the end of 1968, it was a rallying...

In the turmoil of 1968, music failed to seize the moment

Alan Williams, University of Massachusetts Lowell While the first half of 1968 was a series of explosive moments – the Tet Offensive, Paris protests, the...

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord,...

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University, State University of New York Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,”...

50 years old, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still offers insight about...

Daniel N. Rockmore, Dartmouth College Watching a 50th anniversary screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research...

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years...

Derek Hoff, University of Utah “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page...

How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control

Lisa McClain, Boise State University This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued...

How Catholic women fought against Vatican’s prohibition on contraceptives

Mary J. Henold, Roanoke College Fifty years ago a fierce debate erupted in the Catholic Church over the papal document “Humanae Vitae,” which reiterated...

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Increased typhoon intensity linked to ocean warming

Wei Mei, University of California, San Diego Every year, typhoons over the western North Pacific – the equivalent to hurricanes in the North Atlantic –...