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Summerhill

Established in 1921 by the Scottish writer and educator Alexander Sutherland Neill (1883-1973), Summerhill School in England helped to pioneer ...
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Naming the Universe

How the quick thinking of internationally-minded astronomers avoided stamping the solar system with petty European rivalriesBy Stephen CaseRead at Aeon ...
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A psychiatric diagnosis can be more than an unkind ‘label’

When I was training as a clinical psychologist, I had a rotation in a low-cost psychotherapy clinic. Among the first ...
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Lessons Learned at the Battle of Malvern Hill, 1862

By month’s end in June 1862 a Confederate general loathed for having lost what soon became West Virginia was being ...
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Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates

(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Paleodietary studies of the fossil record are impeded by a lack of reliable and ...
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11 Little-Known Facts About George Washington

1. Washington had only a grade-school education.The first president’s formal schooling ended when he was 11 years old, after his ...
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Mercury in transit

Although Mercury orbits the Sun once every 88 Earth days, the three bodies align only about 13 times a century ...
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Mary Astell called out ‘bad custom’ centuries ahead of her time

The English philosopher Mary Astell (1666-1731) was a woman ahead of her time. She anticipated discoveries in the social dimension ...
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My mistress Melancholy

In The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton gave his life to charting a Renaissance disease both alluring and dangerousBy Mary ...
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5,200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China ...
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