Reparations could’ve cut the spread of COVID-19

If the US paid reparations to descendants of enslaved people, the COVID-19 pandemic wouldn't have hit so hard across racial groups, research finds.

Jackie Ogburn-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Dress codes can suit changing ideals

Dress codes can help maintain social hierarchies, but can also express emerging political ideals and aspirations.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~15 min

Expert: Few US schools teach Black history well

Poor materials and lack of rigor keep schools from offering rich lessons on Black history, an expert argues. They're missing an opportunity, she says.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

1918 pandemic provides warning about COVID-19’s future

Even if we start to see a decrease in COVID cases, a study of the 1918 influenza pandemic suggests a spike could occur in late 2021 or early 2022.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~5 min

Mystery solved: What killed 9 hikers in Dyatlov Pass Incident?

Nine hikers were found dead in 1959 after a risky expedition in Russia's Ural Mountains. New research offers a plausible explanation.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 29, 2021 ~10 min

Against Native Americans, US waged genocidal war

A new book argues that the US government waged genocidal war against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s.

U. Oregon • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

1965 Klan crackdown has lessons for fighting white supremacy

Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

Ideally, we won’t remember the 2020 holidays

Best case scenario? Our collective memory of the 2020 holiday season will fade quickly. Here's why experts think that's likely.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~6 min

How the Lindbergh baby kidnapping changed media

A new book explores how the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, Jr., began a media revolution and became the "crime of the century."

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Conjunctions were a big deal in medieval times

An expert explains how Europeans during the Middle Ages and Renaissance saw the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, set to happen again on December 21st.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 18, 2020 ~9 min