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Mermaids aren’t real – but they’ve fascinated people around the world...

Peter Goggin, Arizona State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to...

How China does Valentine’s Day

Wei Li, Frostburg State University Americans celebrate love on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day — a holiday named for Saint Valentine, a third-century Roman clergyman who...

Why we knock on wood

Rosemary V. Hathaway, West Virginia University Ever said something like, “I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket” – and then quickly, for luck, rapped your knuckles...

The monster festival: A pilgrimage to small town America

Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State University One of my hobbies is dragging my patient wife to small towns to study beliefs and practices related to...

What can we learn from the way graduates are decorating their...

Sheila Bock, University of Nevada, Las Vegas For college students across the country, commencement formally marks the transition from student to graduate. Per tradition, most...

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