Solar System with Seven Planets, Three Earth-Like: Here’s What They Could be Like

Artist’s impression of what the view might be like from the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. NASA/JPL-Caltech By Dr. David Rothery / 02.22.2017 Professor of Planetary Geosciences The Open University There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years. Now things are getting even[…]

The Face of Rural America and Its Indispensable Contributions

The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Cropped from nicholas_t/flickr By Dr. Kenneth M. Johnson / 02.20.2017 Professor of Sociology and Senior Demography University of New Hampshire Rural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural America makes unique contributions to the nation’s character and culture as well[…]

Are We a Culture of Addicts?

By Leslie Garrett / 02.22.2017 Is Addiction the Result of Nature or Nurture? If there’s one constant among addicts of all types, it’s shame. It’s what makes us lie and hide. It’s what keeps us from asking for help – though we don’t think we need it because we’re also good at lying to ourselves.[…]

World War I and Its Aftermath

Striking steel mill workers holding bulletins, Chicago, Illinois, September 22, 1919. By Dr. Paula Fortier / 08.01.2016 Historian The American Yawp Introduction World War I (“The Great War”) toppled empires, created new nations, and sparked tensions that would explode across future years. On the battlefield, its gruesome modern weaponry wrecked an entire generation of[…]

Geronimo: Life of a Warrior

Photograph of Geronimo kneeling with his rifle, by Ben Wittick, 1887 / Wikimedia Commons In 1906, Geronimo published his autobiography recounting the fascinating story of his life, from his years as a resistance fighter, to his capture and subsequent period of celebrity in which he appeared at the 1904 St Louis World Fair and met[…]