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Your Ancestors Probably Ate Insects. So What's Bugging You?

An anthropologist takes a deep dive into the history of gathering, raising and eating insects, and why in America and Europe, they're unlikely to become a mainstream food option anytime soon.

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'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.

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Pictures Of The Motherland He Never Knew

The son of Pakistani immigrants in the U.K., Mahtab Hussain was often taunted: "Go home." One day he did just that to see what his life might have been like if his parents had not left.

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Sally Kohn: What Is The Opposite Of Hate?

Political commentator Sally Kohn wanted to understand why people hate. She traveled the world tracking down stories of hatred - but along the way, discovered an uncomfortable truth about her own past.

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Watch Your Mouth

This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we explore how the constantly evolving nature of languages can give us different ways of understanding ourselves as well as the world we live in.

Election | Books

'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Puts The State's 2016 Presidential Choice In Context

In 2016, Wisconsin picked a Republican presidential candidate for the first time since 1984. In his new book, Dan Kaufman, who grew up in the state, shows the vote for Trump as part of a larger story.

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New Kids' Books Put A Human Face On The Refugee Crisis

In classrooms and at home, kids are reading a new genre of books about a timely topic: refugees. They're selling well and providing a sympathetic view of people often portrayed as threats.

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Reporter John Carreyrou On The 'Bad Blood' Of Theranos

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the supposedly revolutionary blood-testing company Theranos, has been indicted for wire fraud and conspiracy. Carreyrou tells the story in his new book Bad Blood.

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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies At 89

Hall, the author of more than 40 books, died on Saturday at his family farm in the town of Wilmot, N.H.

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How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

In Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth writes about an undercover investigation in which he — an African-American police detective — convinced the Ku Klux Klan that he was one of them.