West Coast water trouble will head east

Thanks to climate change, "the East Coast could start looking like the West Coast from a water standpoint. That's going to be a real challenge."

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change droughts united-states water

Shocking Chicago meatpacking pics shifted public policy

Photojournalism revealed the adulterated products and other horrors of the Chicago meatpacking industry, sparking both the novel "The Jungle" and real change.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture food history images meat photography rhetoric

Listen: How women made the Montgomery bus boycott a reality

Hear how women organized to help make the Montgomery bus boycott a reality, and why they're work is sometimes forgotten.

Anne Brice-Berkeley | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture gender history protests race-and-ethnicity segregation united-states

WWI helmet beats modern ones at shock wave protection

The French Adrian military helmet from WWI outdid modern helmets in shock wave tests—a surprising result that could improve today's military equipment.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains history injuries military world-war-i

Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Financial markets aren't taking into account the effects extreme weather and climate change could have on the future of the economy, a researcher warns.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change economics money natural-disasters weather

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture business electricity prediction sustainability

A.I. app could assist doctors in brain tumor survival prediction

A new artificial intelligence-powered app could help doctors predict survival and determine treatment for people with meningiomas.

McGill University | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine apps artificial-intelligence brains cancer machine-learning tumors

Young male chimps still need their moms

Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.

Robin Smith-Duke | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology apes chimpanzees families mothers parents primates teenagers

People get their bad vaccine info from social media

A new survey shows people who get more of their news from social media are more likely to believe misinformation about vaccines.

Michael Rozansky-Penn | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine journalism social-media vaccines

Lab-made molecules store image of Picasso drawing

Researchers have stored and retrieved image data from mixtures containing molecules they made in the lab. It's a step forward for molecular data storage.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology data-science molecules

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