Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet internet-of-things journalism social-lives social-media

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~10 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Hoarding during stressful times isn’t all that strange

During times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, hoarding isn't all that unusual. But you have to be sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture anxiety covid-19 stress

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 history laws us-presidents united-states

Requests at food pantries skyrocket in U.S.

"...requests for food pantries were much higher in the last week, often 2-4 times higher than the same week last year," says Matthew Kreuter.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 food hunger public-assistance

Don’t count on sports coming back anytime soon

COVID-19 has shut down professional and college sports. An expert explains why teams aren't playing and how that helps fight the pandemic's spread.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture covid-19 sports

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 economy global-economy

One way works best to help others through stress

To help a friend or family member get through stress, you should avoid certain kinds of messages, according to new research. Instead, try validation.

Katie Bohn-Penn State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication emotions rhetoric social-lives stress

Is it time to consider universal basic income?

Will the coronavirus pandemic cause US policymakers to think more about providing a universal basic income for Americans? A historian thinks so.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 government history money

‘Guilty pleasures’ can get us through social distancing

Social distancing protects us from COVID-19. But how can we protect our mental health as we're isolating? One solution: Indulge in guilty pleasures.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 friends happiness social-lives

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