Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise holidays travel beach tourism coasts rewilding coastal-ecosystems vacation

What did ‘all men are created equal’ mean in 1776?

We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture

More and more people may soon celebrate Juneteenth

"This misconception that the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery, I think, comes from a misunderstanding of the Civil War." Juneteenth clarifies things.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states slavery featured society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

This Earth Day, spot plants and animals to boost research

"Sometimes we have very little documentation of what’s right around us. The things you think are mundane might become really important."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation internet holidays research apps earth-and-environment citizen-scientists

Check out our top 10 posts of the past decade

Of the thousands of posts about research discoveries we've shared over the past decade, these 10 rose to the top.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: science holidays research featured science-and-technology health-and-medicine

These 10 discoveries got the most looks in 2019

Here's a countdown to our most popular story of 2019. The list reflects the unexpected mix of topics we cover each day, from sea snakes to your sleeping brain. Happy new year!

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Dec. 30, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: science holidays research featured science-and-technology society-and-culture

Save your New Year’s resolutions for spring

"January is probably the hardest month of the year to change behaviors." Here's the case for swapping New Year's resolutions for "spring renewal."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: seasons goals holidays motivation weather featured society-and-culture

Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space holidays stars milky-way science-and-technology images

How to avoid sleep disruptions during the holiday season

Travel, activity, and lots of time with friends and family can take a toll on your sleep during the holiday season. Here are some tips to get your shut-eye.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: sleep holidays featured health-and-medicine

How to deal with holiday loneliness and isolation

The holiday season "can bring up past difficult holidays, amplify challenges related to loneliness and disconnection, and just bring people down."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: holidays loneliness featured social-lives health-and-medicine

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