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lesbian

How Lesbian Potlucks Nourished the LGBTQ Movement

Now a queer stereotype, the lesbian potluck has radical roots.
May 2, 2019
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gilded age

The Girl Who Jumped Out of a Pie and Into a Gilded Age Morality Tale

Susie Johnson sparked America's obsession with erotic cake dancing.
April 25, 2019
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peru

How Breweries Helped Keep This Pre-Columbian Empire Together

Researchers recreated Wari chicha for science and happy hour.
April 18, 2019
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orchids

This British Orchid Is Under Guard in a Secret Location

The last wild lady's slipper in the U.K. is a target for thieves.
April 11, 2019
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corn

The Promise and Perils of Resurrecting Native Americans’ Lost Crops

Who owns ancient seeds?
April 4, 2019
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agriculture

How Did Cahokian Farmers Feed North America’s Largest Indigenous City?

Native American farming was more sophisticated than your history textbook told you.
March 28, 2019
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schools

American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s

The cafeteria program started in immigrant communities.
March 21, 2019
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environmental disasters

The Swap-a-Fish Program That Traded Tilapia for Seafood Contaminated by Agent Orange

New Jersey's Passaic River has been unsafe to fish for decades.
March 15, 2019
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diets

To Conceive a Girl in Ancient Greece, Eat a Salad and Tie Your Right Testicle

Doctors wrote recipes to cure patients' ailments and determine the sex of their children.
March 7, 2019
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africa

In Zambia, a Craze for a Traditional Treat Is Endangering Wild Orchids

Researchers are teaming up to save chikanda.
March 1, 2019
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moon

Austin Just Sent Its Favorite Queso Recipe to the Moon

One small step for cheese, one giant leap for cheese, kinda.
February 26, 2019
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peppers

This Professor’s Hot Peppers Give New Jersey’s Immigrants a Taste of Home

The Exotic Pepper Project helps local farmers meet the diverse state's demand for heat.
February 25, 2019
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apocalypse

This Engineer Is Preparing to Feed a World Without Sunlight

How do you feed eight billion people during a nuclear winter?
February 19, 2019
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pakistan

When Indian Hosts Opened Their Homes to Pakistani Cricket Fans

India and Pakistan's volatile relationship keeps their citizens apart. Cricket brings them together.
February 14, 2019
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beef

When the U.S. Interned Italians in Montana, They Rioted Over Olive Oil

For the "enemy aliens" held at Fort Missoula, suet was an insult.
February 1, 2019
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food art

This Artist Makes Mesmerizing Collages From Produce You Can't Find in Supermarkets

Celebrating the diversity of tomatoes, corn, and other crops.
January 29, 2019