Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"
The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.
The Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used to Justify Detaining Children Has a Disgusting History. It's the verse you use when you don't have a moral leg the stand on.
Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses. (Thanks, WTM!)
George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse. (via Ars Technica)
The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy. (via Strange Company)
The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.
Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War. America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture.
Watch Tiny Crab Spiders Take Flight With 10-Foot Silk Parachutes.
How to claim your maple syrup.
A blast from the past (2016): The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.