Americans agree on the need for more COVID relief

While Republicans and Democrats agree on relief for the pandemic, Americans are split on issues around the 2020 election and President Trump's impeachment.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
March 2, 2021 ~8 min

Are women more likely to keep campaign promises?

Governments with strong female representation are more likely to deliver on campaign promises, according to new research.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~3 min

What you should know about the Myanmar coup

What's happening with the military coup in Myanmar? An expert explains what's going on and what the rest of the world can do about it.

Kristen deGroot-Penn • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~12 min

Law prof.: Mob attack at US Capitol was ‘insurrection’

"The takeover of the US Capitol... incited by the president of the United States and his agents, was terrorism, insurrection, and an attempted violent coup."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

5 things to know about the FDA’s COVID-19 vaccine authorization

An expert explains the process the FDA used to issue emergency use authorization for the new COVID-19 vaccine and the impact of the EUA.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
Dec. 14, 2020 ~11 min

The ‘pink tax’ on gendered stuff extends to tariffs too

The "pink tax" means charging more for products aimed at women. Import tariffs are another form of this discrimination, research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Don’t blame the weather for fall COVID-19 spikes

Blame travel, not weather, for worsening spikes of COVID-19 infections, according to a conceptual model showing the "inflationary effect."

U. Florida • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

5 ways to improve emergency preparedness for next time

The US response to COVID-19 highlighted myriad problems with its emergency preparedness approach. Here's what experts recommend instead.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Law prof: Today’s militias are more Klan, less patriot

Militias today have more in common with white supremacist groups like the KKK than those from the American Revolution, says professor Greg Ablavsky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min