Skeletons reveal genetic history of ancient Rome

DNA from skeletons fills in gaps in our understanding of the genetic makeup of ancient Rome's population, researchers say.

Nathan Collins-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dna history migration

Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts still face huge hurdles

"...it will take more than good will to finish the unfinished business of the civil rights era. It will take activism and mobilization just as it did in the past."

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination history immigration laws politics race segregation united-states

Psychiatric care more likely for children of refugees with PTSD

The children of refugees to Denmark were 75% more likely to be in contact with the psychiatric system before they turned 18 if both parents had PTSD.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine families immigrations parents post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd refugees trauma

What a 1928 blood libel in upstate New York reveals about today

A lost child in 1928 Massena, NY sparked the United States' only known blood libel. A new history of the event connects the dots to anti-Semitism today.

Niv M. Sultan-NYU | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias history immigration judaism myths politics religion united-states

Gene linked to where warblers migrate for the winter

"The global attention on the fires in the Amazon highlights the importance of these South American habitats, and these migratory birds illustrate an inextricable link between hemispheres."

Gail McCormick-Penn State | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology birds conservation genes migration

Captive breeding makes monarchs that don’t fly south

New findings suggest captive breeding isn't a good way for fans of monarch butterflies to help the species.

Matt Wood-U. Chicago | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment butterflies citizen-scientists conservation endangered-species insects migration

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

Camera traps capture mammals reacting to climate

Scientists looked at 400,000 camera-trap photos and observations of tropical mammals to see how they react to climate change.

Jade Boyd-Rice | April 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change conservation ecosystems mammals migration tropics

Barnacle ‘GPS’ tracks millions of years of whale migration

"...these animals, which lived hundreds of thousands of years ago, were all undertaking migrations similar in extent to those of modern-day whales."

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology fossils migration oceans shells whales

Fall migration is key to monarch survival

"Getting accurate monarch counts in the summer is tough. Finding them in the fall, though, is nearly impossible as they're moving hundreds of miles daily."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | March 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment butterflies habitat insects migration

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