Whitney Ehlert

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Has the real Sherlock Holmes been deduced?

A new biography of a leading Victorian detective suggests he helped inspire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation<p>He enthralled Victorian England with his unrivalled skill at cracking cases, based on astute logical reasoning and grasp of forensic science, not to mention a mastery of disguises and …

Every Viking ‘Fact’ Is Wrong

Forget the funeral boats burning at sea and tales of the most bloodthirsty warriors in history. In fact, you can forget pretty much everything you …

Why Is the Future of Birth Control In the Hands of the Supreme Court?

The Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court partially upheld in 2012 when it issued one of the most important decisions in decades, has spawned …

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The Feminists of Pussy Riot and Femen Who Stood Up To Putin

Feminism has long been a dirty word in Russia. Just ask Svetlana Smetanina, a journalist for the state-owned Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper who, in a …

Mother Jones speaks: The only known voice recording of ‘the most dangerous woman in America’

In times like these, a voice like that of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones grows more and more needed with every passing day.<p>If you’ve never heard it …

'Cosmos' review: making science cool again

Whether he’s discussing NASA’s impact on our cultural psyche or emailing James Cameron about the night sky, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has a remarkably consistent message: our future depends on a passionate embrace of science, and for that to happen, science needs to be cool. It should come as no …