The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business food history immigration judaism united-states

Skulls rewrite pre-Columbus history of people in the Caribbean

New research with skulls upends ideas about who arrived in the Caribbean when. "We're going to have to reinterpret everything we thought we knew."

Matt Shipman-NC State | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture caribbean history indigenous-people migration skulls

How the first people got to the Caribbean 5,800 years ago

Research finds that the first Caribbean islanders came straight from South America to the northern Caribbean, initially settling Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture archaeology caribbean islands migration

Artifacts hint at life along WWII escape route in Croatia

Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture archaeology europe history migration refugees wars

Border walls are terrible for global trade

A look at the material consequences of border walls around the world reveals their impact on global trade.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics government immigration migration

How vitamin A plays a role in monarch migration

"...our work in the monarch could have implications for better understanding seasonal changes in the human brain that could lead to ailments such as seasonal depression."

Shana Hutchins-Texas A&M | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology butterflies circadian-rhythms genes insects light migration

Migratory birds are shrinking as the world heats up

As the world warms as a result of climate change, researchers have found that migratory birds are changing size.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured birds climate-change conservation migration museums temperature

Space laser sees Earth’s biggest animal migration

Zooplankton migration is "the greatest migration on Earth. It happens every day and it's amazing." A satellite view reveals the hordes of tiny creatures.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lasers migration oceans satellites zooplankton

Americans usually move to places that match their politics

When Americans migrate within the US, they tend to move to places that suit their political beliefs, a trend that could increase polarization.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture migration politics social-lives

Computer models could predict where we’ll go as seas rise

Researchers argue that new computer models are the best way to predict how current policies will affect migration in the face of rising sea levels.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology climate-change migration prediction sea-levels

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