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‘Your naps are not laziness. Listen to your body’: TikToker shares how the 8-hour sleep cycle is a capitalistic scam

'Capitalism has made it so that we see naps and rest as inconvenient.'

On Jun 28, 2022 by Grace Stanley

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‘I’d have to ask a white person if their folks kept ‘good’ records’: Black TikToker calls attention to lack of public records on enslaved ancestors

'It's one of the reasons I'd avoided dna test for so long.'

On Jun 6, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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Cancel culture has come for Genghis Khan

#GenghisKhanIsOverParty

On Aug 15, 2020 by Rachel Kiley

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Shaun King accused of stealing documentarian’s Declaration of Independence work

'Let me teach you something,' he wrote in the since-deleted tweet.

On Jul 4, 2020 by Rachel Kiley

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‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’ is ‘Game of Thrones’ for history buffs

Netflix just stepped up its docudrama game.

On Jan 28, 2020 by John Maher

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This may be the only existing recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice

Few living people have heard the iconic artist's voice.

On Jun 13, 2019 by Brooke Sjoberg

2 Girls 1 Podcast HISTORY OF THE WEB

What the ’90s web can teach us about the future of the internet

Fire up your Netscape Navigators!

On Jan 14, 2019 by Matt Silverman, chris boylan

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Archaeologists dig up a skeleton with a knife for an arm—and it becomes a meme

This ancient warrior took being 'armed' to a whole new level.

On Aug 6, 2018 by Brittany Vincent

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These 2 London museums viciously battled for supremacy on Twitter

And the winner is ...

On Sep 16, 2017 by Dahlia Dandashi

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Why Wonder Woman is the perfect superhero for World War I

As an old-fashioned hero, Wonder Woman confronts the 'modern' cruelty of the First World War.

On Jun 6, 2017 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The biggest wins and fails in SXSW history

At South By Southwest Interactive, it’s boom or bust. Here are some notable highlights from both sides of the spectrum. 

On Feb 9, 2017 by admin

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Apple’s original copy logo looks nothing like what you’d expect

Imagine this atrocity on the lid of your MacBook.

On Oct 19, 2016 by Mike Wehner

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A brief and incredible history of porn

Since there have been rocks and tools, people have been making pornography.

On Oct 17, 2016 by Lyz Lenz

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This super powerful scanner can read a book without opening the cover

This new advancement from MIT could revolutionize the way we handle ancient manuscripts.

On Sep 12, 2016 by John-Michael Bond

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Reddit’s r/AskHistorians goes all-in on the ‘Back to the Future III’ train scene

'Do you think it's possible to get it up to... 90?'

On Aug 26, 2016 by April Siese