Do finances of House lawmakers sway key votes?

Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: united-states us-congress society-and-culture laws stock-market finances

Red-led states tend to get mask mandates later

The new study examines a series of factors surrounding the announcement (or lack thereof) of statewide mask mandates in all 50 states.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states health-and-medicine laws

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

Tags: united-states surveys government society-and-culture laws

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

Tags: china government apps mobile-devices featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents

New Deal programs still segregate cities and towns

"New Deal housing policies encouraged racial segregation and their substantial impact on American cities and towns can still be seen today."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities united-states housing segregation society-and-culture laws suburbs race-and-ethnicity

Tracking robocalls debunks myths and clears up mysteries

Robocalls aren't getting more frequent, resarchers report. That's just one finding from work dedicated to tracking robocalls to reduce or eliminate them.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: advertising phones society-and-culture laws

EPA ‘double standard’ puts kids at risk of lead poisoning

Inconsistent EPA regulations stand to put more than 35,000 more US children at risk of lead poisoning, research finds.

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

Tags: lead housing childrens-health health-and-medicine laws

Non-COVID-19 doctor visits drop during pandemic

Non-COVID-19 doctor visits declined about 40% during the first six weeks or so of the pandemic. Stay-at-home orders likely played a significant role.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians health-and-medicine laws health-policy

Reviews sound the alarm on endocrine disruptors

A broad look at research on endocrine disruptors and human health consequences suggests regulations need to catch up to the evidence.

Shira Polan-NYU • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution hormones earth-and-environment health-and-medicine laws plastics flame-retardants bisphenol-a-bpa

Gun culture isn’t just one thing in America

Only a marginal part of American gun culture is political, new research suggests. It documents a mentality called "gun culture 3.0."

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: united-states states society-and-culture laws guns weapons

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