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The bizarre social history of beds

Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.” You might...

How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings turned baseball into a national...

Robert Wyss, University of Connecticut This Major League Baseball season, fans may notice a patch on the players’ uniforms that reads “MLB 150.” The logo commemorates...

Not so long ago, cities were starved for trees

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New...

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Running: not so much a liberating hobby as a cult

Carys Egan-Wyer, Lund University Endurance running is in. Fitness enthusiasts and elite runners alike spend their weekends pounding the pavements and bounding through the countryside....