Dashboard displays COVID-19 disparities by county

A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.

Catherine Morrow-Emory • futurity
today ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

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

75% of Americans have jobs they can’t do at home

"The most privileged workers will have a job that can be done at home... Unfortunately, only a quarter of the US workforce falls into this category."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states featured health-and-medicine

Fewer 911 calls during COVID but responders saw more deaths

Calls for emergency medical services have dropped 26.1% since March, but EMS-attended deaths have doubled, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 heart-attacks united-states featured health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 25, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nasa united-states washington-dc

Podcast panel: Anti-racism protests inspire hope for the future

An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: politics united-states racism featured society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

2016 election prompts big question about role of journalists

The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: ethics journalism united-states democracy society-and-culture elections us-presidents

BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: china united-states space-exploration gps galileo-project satellite-navigation

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