Experts: To ease tensions, the U.S. and Iran must soften their rhetoric

To ease tensions between the US and Iran, "both sides have to find a way to walk away from the rhetoric they have used that binds them to escalatory action."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture iran rhetoric united-states war

Artifacts hint at life along WWII escape route in Croatia

Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture archaeology europe history migration refugees wars

Expert: Suleimani killing moves the US and Iran closer to war

An expert tells you what you need to know about what could happen next following the US killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government iran united-states war

Book: Stalin’s backfiring diplomacy led to the Iron Curtain

After WWII, Stalin tried open foreign policy, but his diplomatic failures led to the Iron Curtain dividing Europe during the Cold-War, a historian argues.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture foreign-policy history world-war-ii

Many Americans overlook war crimes if the war is ‘just’

A new study "helps explain the strength of support for the recent pardoning of US soldiers convicted of war crimes."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes ethics soldiers surveys united-states war

What’s behind the protests in Iraq?

Protests in Iraq have raged since September. A Middle East studies expert explains who the protestors are and what they want.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture iraq oil protests war

Tool tells carpenters how to build stuff with what’s on hand

A new tool can design woodworking projects and then let carpenters know how to build them with materials and tools they already have.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture design software wood

Meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

New findings show "what just 20 minutes of meditation can do to enhance the brain's ability to detect and pay attention to mistakes."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains meditation self-awareness

How Einstein’s work survived ‘scientific nationalism’ of WWI

A historian explains how war and politics almost overshadowed Albert Einstein's work and why Veterans Day should remind us of the threat of nationalism.

Robert Polner-NYU | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture albert-einstein history nationalism science wars world-war-i

7 ways grief affects veterans

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression emotions military post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd suicide veterans wars

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