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The Life And Times Of Ida B. Wells, One Of Intersectional Feminism’s Founders

The Life And Times Of Ida B. Wells, One Of Intersectional Feminism’s Founders

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
The Trainspotting Generation: Ready For A Sequel?

The Trainspotting Generation: Ready For A Sequel?

The 1996 film brought the late 20th century heroin epidemic to popular audiences. Here's what that epidemic looked like — and how it compares to the crisis today.
How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

Ronald Reagan was President 30 years ago, but the long shadow he cast still covers American politics.
8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors

8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors

From beer to dishwashers to Kevlar, these women's inventions have changed the way the world works.
5 Criminals Who Say That Fiction Inspired Their Crimes

5 Criminals Who Say That Fiction Inspired Their Crimes

From the "vampire killer" to the "Nut Cases," some people not only get the wrong ideas from fictional works, they then bring those ideas to life.
El Chapo Now In U.S. Prison “Worse Than Guantanamo”

El Chapo Now In U.S. Prison “Worse Than Guantanamo”

After being sent to the U.S., even Juaquín Guzmán will have a hard time getting out of his extensive charges and America's scariest prison.
More Than 800 U.S. Victims Of Forced Sterilization Found To Be Still Living

More Than 800 U.S. Victims Of Forced Sterilization Found To Be Still Living

For decades, forced sterilization was legal in dozens of U.S. states. A recently-discovered filing cabinet shines light on how racist the program was.
Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours

Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours

Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene — and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.
The Story Of Hypatia, An Ancient Greek Intellectual Killed For Her Beliefs

The Story Of Hypatia, An Ancient Greek Intellectual Killed For Her Beliefs

One of the few women in Ancient Greek academe, Hypatia of Alexandria was a true sight to behold. And she was killed because of it.
Jeannette Rankin: A Different Kind Of “First” Lady

Jeannette Rankin: A Different Kind Of “First” Lady

The pioneering yet often overlooked career of the first women ever in the U.S. Congress.
How Did People Wake Up Before Alarm Clocks?

How Did People Wake Up Before Alarm Clocks?

Even though it's the least enjoyable event of the day, humans sure have come up with a lot of ways to summon it.