Social media pics show nature makes us happy

There's a positive connection between nature experiences and happiness, photos posted to social media show.

National University of Singapore
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture emotions happiness images internet social-media

Shocking Chicago meatpacking pics shifted public policy

Photojournalism revealed the adulterated products and other horrors of the Chicago meatpacking industry, sparking both the novel "The Jungle" and real change.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture food history images meat photography rhetoric

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs bias gender images physical-appearance race-and-ethnicity religion

Experts: No, porn isn’t a public health crisis

Legislation has deemed pornography a public health crisis, but experts say there's no evidence to back that up.

Boston University School of Public Health
Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine images laws sex

2,700-year-old tablet depicts epilepsy ‘demon’

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen
Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture archaeology beliefs epilepsy history images iraq religion seizures

Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins
Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: science-and-technology holidays images milky-way space stars

Kids may need to learn to love nature

"This is important because it really suggests that kids don't need to like nature for it to be good for them."

Jack Wang- U. Chicago
Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture cities images parents

Watch: Algorithm lets people walk right out of images

"Photo Wake-Up is a new way to interact with photos." See what it can do for Picasso, Matisse, and Stephen Curry.

Sarah McQuate-Washington
June 17, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology algorithms art images movement photography

Edit video like it’s text with this algorithm

A new algorithm makes it much easier to edit video of a "talking head." There are both benefits and ethical concerns.

Andrew Myers-Stanford
June 13, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms ethics images videos

News pics of refugees don’t tell the whole story

"There needs to be a greater discussion on telling the broader story—a migrant's story doesn't end once they cross the sea or make it through the border."

Cailin Riley-Missouri
May 30, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture images journalism migration photography refugees rhetoric

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