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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...

How steak became manly and salads became feminine

Paul Freedman, Yale University When was it decided that women prefer some types of food – yogurt with fruit, salads and white wine – while...

Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and...

Todd Lookingbill, University of Richmond and Peter Smallwood, University of Richmond The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities...

California wildfires signal the arrival of a planetary fire age

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Another autumn, more fires, more refugees and incinerated homes. For California, flames have become the colors of fall. Free-burning fire is...

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...

Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida’s...

Jayur Mehta, Florida State University and Tara Skipton, Florida State University Native North Americans first arrived in Florida approximately 14,550 years ago. Evidence for these...

US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal

Maywa Montenegro, University of California, Davis; Annie Shattuck, University of California, Berkeley, and Joshua Sbicca, Colorado State University These are difficult times in farm country....

When America had an open prison – the story of Kenyon...

Emily Nagisa Keehn, Harvard University and Dana Walters, Harvard University In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with...

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Violent crackdown on students engulfs Egyptian universities

By Randa Aboubakr, Cairo University Egypt’s new academic year started in early October amid unprecedented repressive measures by the state against students. On October 11,...