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

Tally of nursing home deaths during Irma was too low

Hurricane Irma killed many more people in nursing homes in Florida than officials counted, report researchers.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Expert: Beirut explosion highlights corruption in Lebanon

An expert explains the Beirut explosion and what the aftermath could mean for Lebanon's already charged political climate.

Simon Goodacre-Brandeis • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~10 min

Majority say they’ll pay for climate action, if the plan’s right

A new study shows international support for simple funding plans to amend climate policy to address climate change, even if the costs are high.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Gauge of US democracy hits its lowest score yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~9 min

How COVID-19 makes the US Census even more challenging

Getting the US census count right has never been easy. COVID-19 is just one thing that makes this year's task even more challenging.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~17 min

Will a TikTok ban make using the app a crime?

With a potential TikTok ban looming in the US, what happens if you use the app after the ban? It could put you at legal risk, experts say.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

Can the US government really ban TikTok?

President Trump wants to ban TikTok, the popular video app, due to security concerns. But can the government totally ban an app like that?

Roger Dunaway-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Stay-at-home orders worked to slow COVID’s spread

"...measuring the impact of stay-at-home orders on epidemic growth offers evidence for current and future COVID-19 control and containment measures."

Brown University • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Governments could stop future pandemics via conservation

By curtailing deforestation and wildlife trafficking across the globe, governments could help prevent the rise of the next worldwide pandemic.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min