In the winter of 1933, the world ‘turned inward’

A new book chronicles the winter of 1933, when nations began to turn inward toward nationalism and isolationism and the world edged closer to war again.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: politics history europe united-states featured society-and-culture wars

Hard Brexit could bring big grocery bills

A hard Brexit could increase a four-person family's grocery bill £20.98 per week, and possibly up to as much as £50.98 per week, research shows.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: politics food europe united-kingdom money society-and-culture

Rich or poor? Your pee holds the answer

Metabolites in urine samples allowed researchers to discern whether people in Europe were wealthy or at risk of poverty. The key is diet.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty metabolism food europe money featured health-and-medicine urine

Does cognitive dissonance account for rising xenophobia?

Research finds that people "living near concentration camps... were more likely to conform to the beliefs system of the regime. And we think this was because of cognitive dissonance."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history memory bias europe world-war-ii racism germany society-and-culture beliefs morals

Artifacts hint at life along WWII escape route in Croatia

Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history archaeology migration europe refugees society-and-culture wars

How politicians steal elections in Eastern Europe

A new book digs into how corrupt politicians cheat in elections in Hungary and Romania, and its far more than just buying votes.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: politics europe featured society-and-culture elections voters

DNA tells the story of an ancient mass grave

DNA analysis offers clues to the brutal deaths and respectful burial evident in a 5,000-year-old mass grave.

Svend Thanning - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology death skeletons europe families society-and-culture

The E.U. is strict on G.M. crops, but is it logical?

The EU is really strict about genetically modified crops, but do the arguments about risk and unnaturalness hold water? A new paper says no.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
May 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: agriculture food plants europe genetic-engineering science-and-technology laws

ISIS is recruiting in Europe’s criminal underworld

"We haven't previously seen this overlap between street gangs and politicized violence."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: europe society-and-culture violence terrorism crimes

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