Trend: American sleep has gotten worse

Tired? You're not alone. New research documents a troubling sleep trend in the United States.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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‘Tear down this wall’ was almost cut from Reagan speech

President Ronald Reagan's 1987 call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" came close to being left unsaid.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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You’re more likely to believe polls when your candidate leads

We tend to think that polls that show our favored candidate doing well are more credible, researchers find.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias elections politics polling united-states

American culture may explain opioid use among immigrants

Is prescribing opioids part of American culture? A new study that looks at length of time immigrants live in the US and opioid use suggests that's the case.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Coerced sterilization of Native women occurred in the 70s

In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture birth-control births discrimination gender genocide history indigenous-people native-americans pregnancy reproduction united-states

Candidates of color boost political donations from voters of color

The new research also shows that white donors give less money to minority candidates for office.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections money politics race-and-ethnicity united-states

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

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Survey finds bipartisan support for sex ed

"This study validates that most likely voters want comprehensive sex education for middle and high school students."

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture birth-control education politics safe-sex sex teenagers united-states

Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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