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Women’s History Month: 5 groundbreaking researchers who mapped the ocean floor,...

Maggie Villiger, The Conversation Behind some of the most fascinating scientific discoveries and innovations are women whose names might...

Quarantines have tried to keep out disease for thousands of years

Leslie S. Leighton, Georgia State University The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world leaders to invoke an...

Rabies’ horrifying symptoms inspired folktales of humans turned into werewolves, vampires...

Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia In 1855, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the gruesome murder of a bride by her new husband. The...

Paid sick days and physicians at work: ancient Egyptians had state-supported...

Anne Austin, Stanford University We might think of state supported health care as an innovation of the 20th century, but it’s a much older tradition...

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‘I’ll have what she’s having’ – how and why we copy...

Kelly L. Haws, Vanderbilt University; Brent McFerran, Simon Fraser University, and Peggy Liu, University of Pittsburgh Imagine you’re dining out at a casual restaurant with...