Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet internet-of-things journalism social-lives social-media

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~10 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Hoarding during stressful times isn’t all that strange

During times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, hoarding isn't all that unusual. But you have to be sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture anxiety covid-19 stress

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 history laws us-presidents united-states

Dark matter isn’t behind mysterious space signals

In the search for elusive dark matter, even a setback can open up new paths forward.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter galaxies neutrinos space

Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals rural-communities

Genes link ‘Green Revolution’ to rice gone feral

Weedy rice is the result with cultivars of the crop go rogue. New research traces their origins to the "Green Revolution."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture genomes rice

Requests at food pantries skyrocket in U.S.

"...requests for food pantries were much higher in the last week, often 2-4 times higher than the same week last year," says Matthew Kreuter.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 food hunger public-assistance

Don’t count on sports coming back anytime soon

COVID-19 has shut down professional and college sports. An expert explains why teams aren't playing and how that helps fight the pandemic's spread.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture covid-19 sports

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 economy global-economy

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