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16
Apr

New Chapters in the Story of Life

Nature is full of surprises. Last week, researchers working in the Philippines confirmed that a giant tree-dwelling monitor lizard is a newly discovered species, Varanus bitatawa—a cousin of the Komodo dragon. Quietly …

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06
Apr

Kevin Bales: We Can Free Every Slave

There are 27 million slaves in the world today, with Iceland and Greenland the only two countries with no known cases of slavery, says Kevin Bales in this inspiring TED Conference talk …

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31
Mar

Soccer as a Political Stage

Hundreds of millions of people watch World Cup soccer around the world, making it not just a game, but an international arena. “Every soccer game is an amazing story….It’s of such importance …

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23
Mar

The Space Between: Lisa Robertson Interview

“I borrowed my boat from Rousseau, who describes, in Reveries of a Solitary Walker, floating aimlessly in a lake observing only the flickering of his consciousness in concert with the various patterns …

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22
Mar

Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt

The widely held, history-book narrative of Native peoples in America is one of conquest and devastation, of Indigenous cultures long ago wiped out by acculturation, violence and disease. Michael Wilcox, author of …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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