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The Banned 1910s Japanese Magazine that Started a Feminist Movement

Sarah Laskow

'Bluestockings' was the pioneering feminist magazine for young women of Meiji-era Japan.


Raising Orange Peels to an Art Form, One Fruit at a Time

Sarah Laskow

The artist Yoshihiro Okada uses only whole, unbroken peels.


In 1914, Feminists Fought for the Right to Forget Childbirth

Sarah Laskow

“It was an attempt to gain control over the birthing process,” wrote Leavitt, the historian. “Because many of the twilight sleep leaders were active feminists, they spoke in the idiom of the women’s movement.”


The Forgotten 'China Girls' Hidden at the Beginning of Old Films

Sarah Laskow

Used as quality control, these haunting images were never meant to be public.


The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

Sarah Laskow

In 1978, satellites started collecting data on sea ice to create a continuous record, and that’s the data that shows that this year is the worst of those 38 for sea ice. But those satellites are aging, and there’s no guarantee they will be replaced.


A Scientist Invented the Cyanometer Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky

Sarah Laskow

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure wanted to climb a mountain and mark the sky's hue accurately.


Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage

Sarah Laskow

Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but that is not the case to some anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians.


Defy Age Using a 3,600-Year-Old Face Cream Recipe with a Deadly Ingredient

Sarah Laskow

The ancient Egyptians were far ahead of their time in skin-care science.


Why Did Ancient Italians Bury Thousands of Clay Body Parts?

Sarah Laskow

Feet, hands, eyes, ears, arms, legs, uteri, heads...thousands upon thousands of body parts.

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