The Last Dragons (Repost)

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality.

Photo by Rawle C. Jackman (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Children of the Opioid Crisis

One baby is born suffering from opiate withdrawal every 25 minutes.

Reading List: Kiki Petrosino

“[It’s overwhelming] to be brought into people’s most intimate moments — their deaths — without knowing them, without any practical means to help.”

Virginia’s Brush with Eugenics

In 1927, Virginia didn’t just ban interracial marriage — they started a program of forced sterilization drawn straight from the Nazi playbook.