A light-hearted tour through the week’s most interesting news stories published on The Conversation.
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Charles Henry Turner: The little-known Black high school teacher who revolutionized the study of insects
The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
On a beautiful snowy Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in Boston, we went to the Boston Common to see the new tribute to Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott …..
Brazilian football legend Pele at China’s Imperial Palace in 2008 (WENN) 2022 was a typically busy year in famous deaths. We tracked the passings of 32 famous people, from world …..
Charles Schulz (1922-2000). Photo: United Features Syndicate Cartoonist Charles Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy and the rest of the kids in the comic strip Peanuts, was born …..
Liz Truss, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, has resigned after just 45 days in office. It was just two days ago that her Home Minister, Suella Braverman, was …..
John Carpenter, the director of iconic films like Halloween and Escape from New York, discusses his movies, his career, and his life in this lively Q&A interview with film fanatic …..
Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. A historian of the Soviet era assesses his impact and the consequences of his failed attempts to reform state socialism.
Actress Anne Heche has died, a week after her car crashed into a Los Angeles house and burst into flames. TMZ reports that a representative for Heche’s family said that …..
Top Gun is back, 36 years later. Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 fighter-jock classic (again starring the ageless Tom Cruise) arrives in theaters on May 27. Deadline.com …..
Actor William Hurt has died at age 71. His son, Will, released this statement: It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved …..
Our new biography of film director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi is now live. Ryūsuke Hamaguchi is the Japanese film director whose drama Drive My Car has been nominated for four Academy Awards …..
Ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin has spoken openly and bravely about her struggles with the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin. Reports and interviews have noted that Mikaela “couldn’t even get …..
Groundhog hero Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual appearance for 2022. This year he “saw his shadow” and thereby “predicted” six more weeks of winter. Now, we love Groundhog Day …..
Salute to François Gilot, who just turned 100 and is still giving charming interviews to The New York Times. We wrote about François Gilot seven years ago in a piece …..
Here’s a story about Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich, Champagne, and a bad quote. The actress liked her sparkles, that much is clear. A supposed Marlene Dietrich quote about Champagne is …..
Shirley Chisholm, unbought and unbossed. Has there been a better political slogan this side of “I Like Ike“? No, there hasn’t. I had always thought the “unbought and unbossed” reference …..
MLK’s vision for nonviolence included abolishing what he called triple evils – racism, poverty and militarism – and his anger at the Vietnam War led him to push for a broader agenda.
People magazine, getting ahead of the news, published this 100th birthday tribute to actress Betty White earlier this week. The issue date is January 10, 2022. Unfortunately, Betty White died …..
Betty White, the actress and entertainer whose working career spanned an astonishing nine decades, has died at age 99. She passed on Friday morning at her home in California; the …..