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From the editors at The Conversation, an independent news organization based in Boston that publishes articles written by academic experts and edited by a team of journalists.
Monday, November 21, 2022
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Friday, September 23, 2022

A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later

Between the villages of Vierville-sur-Mer and Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes in Normandy, France, is a 5-mile stretch of beach that was once called Côte d’Or, or “golden coast.” …
Frank A. Blazich Jr., Smithsonian Institution, The Conversation
Friday, May 10
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How the Gaza humanitarian aid pier traces its origins to discarded cigar boxes before World War II

Palestinians in Gaza have begun receiving humanitarian aid delivered through a newly completed floating pier off the coast of the besieged territory. Built by the U.S. military and operated in coordination with the United Nations, …

Frank A. Blazich Jr., Smithsonian Institution, The Conversation
Monday, May 20

Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis abroad and racial prejudice at home

The Conversation presents the story of the racial prejudice that Japanese American soldiers faced in the US during World War II.

Susan H. Kamei for The Conversation
Thursday, May 16

Mary McLeod Bethune, known as the ‘First Lady of Negro America,’ also sought to unify the African diaspora

When I first landed an internship as an archives technician at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House-National Historic Site – the D.C. home of the woman who founded Bethune-Cookman University – …

Ashley Robertson Preston, Howard University, The Conversation
Monday, May 13

Sports gambling creates a windfall, but raises questions of integrity – here are three lessons from historic sports-betting scandals

Sports betting is having a big moment across the United States. While gambling on sports has been legal for decades in countries such as the U.K., it wasn’t until 2018 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could legalize sports betting. …
Jared Bahir Browsh, University of Colorado Boulder, The Conversation
Friday, May 10

Why Indianapolis 500 winners drink milk and the history of other race-day traditions

The Indianapolis 500 is known for its quirky traditions. Stacker compiled five of them, sourcing from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and various outlets.
Jill Jaracz
Friday, May 10
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Located 163 light-years from Earth, a Jupiter-sized exoplanet named WASP-69b offers astrophysicists a window into the dynamic processes that shape planets across the galaxy. …
Dakotah Tyler, University of California, Los Angeles, The Conversation
Wednesday, May 8
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