IS THERE A RECIPE FOR SECESSION?


THE GLOBAL JELLYFISH CRISIS IN PERSPECTIVE
BY JULIET LAMB

Jellyfish blooms have closed beaches in the Mediterranean and clogged power plants in Sweden, provoking reasonable fears of a dystopian, gelatinous future for marine environments. Jellyfish are, after all, uniquely poised to benefit from changing ocean conditions.

But their adaptability also makes them mysterious and unusually difficult for scientists to study. What’s behind ballooning jellyfish populations?

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IS THERE A RECIPE FOR SECESSION?
BY FARAH MOHAMMED
Secession and independence movements happen for a variety of economic and cultural reasons. Sometimes they’re even the result of political inertia.

FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S MOMENTS OF GRACE
BY AMY SHEARN
Brutal violence and biblical grace were both present in the Southern writer’s fiction.

A SUCCESS STORY FROM HEALTHCARE HISTORY
BY LIVIA GERSHON
Early government policies dramatically reduced infant mortality rates.

WHY DID THE AMPHIBIAN CROSS THE ROAD?
BY JAMES MACDONALD
Frogs and lizards have a difficult time not becoming roadkill, leading some states to even adopt volunteer crossing guard-like programs.

LIFE IN A VILLAGE WITH NO CHILDREN
BY SHELBY WOLFE
From Narratively: After a drought devastated La Cienga, Ecuador, every working family packed up and left. Just twelve somber senior citizens linger with the ghosts of their former lives.

 


WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover resurrecting a native language, allowing priests to marry, and springtime in the animal kingdom.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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