The story of the fig and its wasp
To say that some figs aren’t considered vegan isn’t to imply that vegan humans can’t eat figs without breaking some sort of ethical dietary rule. It’s merely to state a fact that some figs have a diet that includes a non-vegan source of nutrients…wasps.
Overlooked No More: Minnie Mae Freeman Penney, Nebraska's Fearless Maid
In one of America’s deadliest blizzards, a schoolteacher used quick thinking and resourcefulness to save more than a dozen students. (Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. The Overlooked series adds the stories of remarkable people whose deaths originally went unreported in The Times.)
Antibiotics set to flood Florida’s troubled orange orchards
A desperate plan to fight a citrus scourge has public-health advocates and scientists concerned.
14-Year-Old Boy Finds ‘Lost’ Medieval Gravestones in Scotland
The new discoveries belong to a collection known as the ‘Govan Stones,’ imposing relics of a once-great kingdom.
How the Railroad Industry Invented, Then Immediately Discarded, the Barcode
KarTrak, an innovation originally built for the rail system, was quickly discarded by train operators. But without it, we wouldn’t have modern barcodes.