Add your experience to the ‘plague year’ archive

Historians want to capture individual experiences of our COVID-19 "plague year" in a digital archive. "We're always living in history, but usually we have the luxury of not being aware of it."

Claudia Hooper-U. Melbourne • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 history memory featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine images pandemics

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 • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: sex health-and-medicine laws images

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 • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Aug. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cities parents society-and-culture images

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 • futurity
June 17, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
June 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: ethics algorithms science-and-technology images videos

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