3 things would cut coronavirus spread in prison

Researchers have identified three things that, in combination, could end a coronavirus outbreak in prison.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 prison united-states featured health-and-medicine

US Muslims are more likely to face bias than Christians

In an experiment focused on public schools, researchers found religious discrimination against Muslims and atheists was more likely than against Christians.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
yesterday ~10 min

Tags: religion bias discrimination united-states society-and-culture

Voters in both parties are freaked out about election 2020

In the 2020 election, Democrats worry about foreign interference and Republicans about mail-in voting. But both worry about cheating election officials.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: politics united-states society-and-culture elections voters

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: food united-states massachusetts

Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance

Why do so few young people vote?

Why do so few young people in the United States vote? Listen to an expert explain the gap between intention to vote and actual turnout.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: politics young-adults united-states featured society-and-culture voters

Do finances of House lawmakers sway key votes?

Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: united-states us-congress society-and-culture laws stock-market finances

Gauge of US democracy hits its lowest score yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: politics united-states government democracy society-and-culture protests

What the US needs to do to secure election 2020

Paper ballots and updated voter machine standards are among the best ways to protect democracy and the security of the election, experts say.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: united-states security society-and-culture elections voting

Red-led states tend to get mask mandates later

The new study examines a series of factors surrounding the announcement (or lack thereof) of statewide mask mandates in all 50 states.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states health-and-medicine laws

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