Will social distancing extend until mid-2021?

Without a COVID-19 vaccine, the UK may need to keep some social distancing measures in effect until mid-2021, experts say.

Tom Frew-Warwick • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 united-kingdom society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

Winter warm spells are more common for the UK

Warm winter spells in the United Kingdom have increased in frequency and duration two to three times over since 1878, report scientists.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change united-kingdom temperature weather earth-and-environment

X-rays offer clues to armor on Henry VIII’s warship

X-ray analysis of three brass links from Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose offers clues to life onboard.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history archaeology united-kingdom metals society-and-culture ships

Hard Brexit could bring big grocery bills

A hard Brexit could increase a four-person family's grocery bill £20.98 per week, and possibly up to as much as £50.98 per week, research shows.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: politics food europe united-kingdom money society-and-culture

A no-deal Brexit isn’t going to be good for Britain’s health

Regardless of how Britain leaves the EU, serious consequences for British health will follow, but a no-deal Brexit would have the greatest impact.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
March 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: politics united-kingdom government european-union health-and-medicine

Trauma of partition haunts India and Pakistan today

Tensions between India and Pakistan today are better understood in light of the Partition of India in 1947, the largest mass migration in human history.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford • futurity
March 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: history migration refugees india united-kingdom pakistan featured society-and-culture wars

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