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Sunshine Week: Growing Secrecy Limits Government Accountability

■Federal public records access is shrinking under President Joe Biden. ■New data provides a fuller picture of government agencies hiding the...

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Cranberries Bounce, Float and Pollinate Themselves: The Saucy Science of a Thanksgiving Classic

Cranberries are a staple in U.S. households at Thanksgiving – but how did this bog dweller end up on holiday tables? Serina DeSalvio Texas...

/ 7 months ago

Americans Might Love Cinco De Mayo, but Few Know What They’re Celebrating

Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but how many actually know the story of the holiday? Kirby Farah The Conversation  Contrary to po...

/ 1 year ago

Easter’s Complicated History: Theology, Goddesses, Rabbits, and ‘Superstar’

What’s Easter about? In some ways, the answer is pretty simple: Jesus Christ and Christians’ belief that he rose from the dead. Molly Jack...

/ 1 year ago

Ramadan Finds Greater Recognition in America’s Public Schools

Ramadan – the Islamic month of fasting began on March 22, 2023. Amaarah DeCuir, who researches Muslim student experiences, offers insights i...

/ 1 year ago

How Cesar Chavez Married Faith and Ideology in Landmark Farmworkers’ March

On March 31, 1966, labor rights pioneer Cesar Chavez wasn’t celebrating his birthday in any usual manner. Rather, he was 14 days into a 25-d...

/ 1 year ago

Here Are Six Things You Should Know About Ramadan

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State Universit...

/ 1 year ago

20 Years Later, Bush’s $3 Trillion War Fails to Bring Democracy to Iraq, Middle East

President George W. Bush and his administration put forward a variety of reasons to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In the months before ...

/ 1 year ago

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Quizmaster, The Conversation If you have feedback on our new quiz, or want to suggest a fact from a fascinating story for a future question...

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Why Does the World Ignore Iran’s Extreme Gender Apartheid?

  Unrest continues to erupt across Iran following the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, who died after being arrested and r...

/ 2 years ago

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