Here’s what we really know about CBD’s benefits

Far-reaching medical claims tout the success of CBD at treating everything from acne to Parkinson's. But what's the reality? An expert weighs in.

Johns Hopkins University | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety cannabis medications myths pain

12 myths about homelessness in America

Why do people experience homelessness? An expert upends common assumptions about substance abuse, mental illness, and "bad choices."

Robert Polner-NYU | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture homelessness housing money myths poverty stereotypes united-states

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

Fact check: Do hurricanes really cause early labor?

An OB-GYN addresses a common myth, that barometric pressure during a hurricane causes early labor, and shares how pregnant women should prepare for big storms.

Texas A&M University | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine births hurricanes myths natural-disasters pregnancy storms weather

How theater gave us the modern image of mermaids

The image that comes to mind when you think of mermaids hasn't always been the same, and took shape thanks to German theater and the first aquarium.

Northwestern U. | Sept. 3, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture history myths theater

How the learning style myth limits students

The myth of learning styles just won't die. New research suggests how it can hinder learning.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | June 5, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education learning myths

Reptile expert sizes up the ‘Game of Thrones’ dragons

How big could the Game of Thrones dragons really get? How would they breathe fire? A reptile expert answers your dragon questions.

Alisson Clark-Florida | April 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology books myths reptiles television

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