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The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story...

Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This year marks the 400th anniversary of the...

Restoring seagrasses can bring coastal bays back to life

Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Jonathan Lefcheck, Smithsonian Institution, and Karen McGlathery, University of Virginia A century ago Virginia’s coastal lagoons were...

Latest legal hurdle to removing Confederate statues in Virginia: The wishes...

Allison Anna Tait, University of Richmond A controversial statue of Robert E. Lee will remain in place in Richmond, the former capital of the American...

Librarians could be jailed and fined under a proposed censorship law

Nicole Cooke, University of South Carolina A bill pending in Missouri’s legislature takes aim at libraries and librarians who are making “age-inappropriate sexual material” available...

Jimmy Hoffa disappeared – and then his legacy took on a...

David Scott Witwer, Pennsylvania State University On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the Teamsters Union, disappeared. He’d gone to a restaurant in...

I used facial recognition technology on birds

Lewis Barnett, University of Richmond As a birder, I had heard that if you paid careful attention to the head feathers on the downy woodpeckers...

How to put data to work in your neighborhood

Stephanie Shipp, Virginia Tech; Catherine Woteki, Iowa State University; Sallie Keller, Virginia Tech, and Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University Every day, city governments collect...

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its...

Toni-Michelle C. Travis, George Mason University In its first election since Trump became president, Virginia gave Democrats a sweeping victory. This one-time swing state and...

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From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper’s fantastic plastics

Marsha Bryant, University of Florida When “American Horror Story,” the Museum of Modern Art and “Napoleon Dynamite” pay homage to an invention, you know it’s...