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How Crisco toppled lard – and made Americans believers in industrial...

Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University Perhaps you’ll unearth a can of Crisco for the holiday baking season. If so, you’ll be one of millions...

Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women...

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead...

The battle between NBC and CBS to be the first to...

Mike Conway, Indiana University When the Berlin Wall was completed in August 1961, East German residents immediately tried to figure out ways to circumvent the...

World’s deadliest inventor: Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University What is the deadliest weapon of the 20th century? Perhaps you think first of the atomic bomb, estimated to have killed as...

How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it

Rebecca Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series...

Video games can bring history back to life

Bob De Schutter, Miami University It is one thing to learn about history in a classroom. But as any visitor to a living museum or...

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...

Curious Kids: Why do we say ‘OK’?

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

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United Nations under pressure to protect ‘traditional families’ over individual rights

By Rosa Freedman, University of Birmingham The international movement to protect “traditional family values” has grown in proportion to protection for the human rights of...