Social Justice

Social Justice
The Superhero Issue

Super Change: What if our favorite stories were actually inclusive?

Inverse asked 17 creators of color to make one change in the history of genre pop culture. Here's what they said.

The Abstract Podcast

Hate, justice, and The Umbrella Academy: The science of social consciousness

In this episode, we discuss how the science behind hate crimes could help us stop them from happening in the first place.

NIMBLE by INVERSE

Why a clinical approach is crucial to fix workplace discrimination

“It is important for companies to acknowledge that they fell short and clearly identify the means they will take to ensure that the mistakes are not repeated.”

Science

Better urban biodiversity can't happen without fighting racism, researchers say

Chances are environmental racism is happening in your city.

Science

You can see American air pollution inequality from space

Satellite images reveal distinct boundaries in nitrous oxide pollution.

Culture

"Was it a hate crime?" A new study finds that a crucial factor divides people

Scientists found that a person perceives a hate crime differently if they are shown to hold racist views about the victims.

Science

7 years strong, Latino Conservation Week spotlights overlooked nature stewards

Mind and Body

Bisexual attraction study upends decades of flawed research

"I don't think you have to wait for a scientist to validate you and tell you that your identity or your lived experience is real."

Mind and Body

Study on over 17,000 Black women shows how racism changes the brain

Culture

Is the U.S. Senate is trying to steal your privacy while no one is looking?

(Yes, that is what's happening.)

Culture

Prisoners in US suffering dementia may hit 200,000 within the next decade

Awkward Phase

Madame Gandhi talks "Waiting for Me," optimism in dark times, and babies

Race
The Superhero Issue

Super Change: What if our favorite stories were actually inclusive?

Inverse asked 17 creators of color to make one change in the history of genre pop culture. Here's what they said.

Entertainment

How H.P. Lovecraft's racist poem sets the tone for HBO's Lovecraft Country

The new HBO series pulls no punches on the prejudices of H.P. Lovecraft. It's even worse than you could imagine.

check your bias

Banned: why facial surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg

Facial recognition is on the outs, but similarly biased tech remains.

Gaming

Asian-American actors reveal why video games can create change faster than movies or TV

Grim Research

Study identifies the top 10 life experiences that increase death risk

It also tells a sad truth about who is most likely to live through one of those experiences.

The Abstract Podcast

Protesting during Covid-19: The unexpected health side effects

In this episode, we dig into America's long-existing public health emergency and why racism remains at its core.

The Abstract Podcast

The Abstract: Black Birders Week and 5 protest tips

In this episode, we look to the positive and the proactive for people living in this historic moment.

Culture

Via Elon Musk, Tesla leads car companies in speaking up on racial injustice

(Sort of.)

Unequal

Doctors clarify why racism against Black Americans is a public health crisis

equity and justice

PlayStation matches donations made by developers to support Black Lives Matter

Sony Interactive Entertainment is contributing to progressive movements in America by matching donations from employees.

Inverse Recommends

11 sci-fi movies about police brutality and corrupt cops

From Snowpiercer to Stranger Days.

#BlackBirdersWeek

Black Birders Week responds to racism with a celebration of Black naturalists

"We organized and made a movement."

The Media
Let it out!

"This Website Will Self-Destruct" is the website we need in the chaos year, 2020

Life is hard. This website listens.

Truth and lies

Scientists extract an alarming stat about the amount of news Americans consume

just the 5, thanks

The 5 best science podcasts, 2020 edition

The best science podcasts and podcast episodes from the science writers and editors at Inverse.

Stop the spiral

How to keep up with coronavirus news without losing your mind

Avoid COVID-19 news overload with three expert-backed strategies.

Retrain your brain

Anxiety from the news: A psychologist explains how to cope with it in 2020

Coping with stress caused by the news cycle is manageable if we know how to address it.

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Innovation

Study reveals how Americans feel about working with A.I.

Only 1 in 5 Americans are excited about working with AI.

Innovation

The solution to stopping deepfakes might be staring us in the face

A misinformation expert tells Inverse that deepfakes have a people problem.

Culture

Why millennials everywhere are killing climate change denial

Why the climate change deniers are losing the debate.

Culture

Study on Trump's Twitter habits reveals he has 4 tweet styles

Researchers break down how Trump tweets.

Innovation

Electrek Editor Fred Lambert Is a Driving Force in Electric Transportation

Lambert obsessed over electric cars so much on Reddit that he went pro.

Science

Debate Psychology: 5 Science-Backed Tips to Avoid Getting Your Brain Hacked

A guide to thinking critically while watching televised political debates.

Politics
Sunday Scaries

The 1 step you can take to protect your mental health from politics

The action most critical to the political process is a mental health outlier.

Fauci Dispatch

3 Fauci quotes to guide how to live during the fall coronavirus surge

Dr. Fauci on Thanksgiving, voting, and why we should focus on public health rather than lockdowns.

Culture

Study pinpoints why millennials are exceptionally disillusioned with democracy

Here's how scientists think this will affect this year's election.

Fauci Dispatch

Three Fauci quotes reveal how politics intersect with the pandemic

This week, Fauci talks a controversial campaign ad, Trump's positive coronavirus case, and the fall surge.

Deep roots

The one theory Trump gets wrong about forest management

Forest fires keep burning up across the globe. A new study underscores an aspect of forest management that everyone has missed.

stormy weather

When asked about climate change Mike pence gave this WILD answer

It's kind of incredible that Pence said what he said.

Fauci Dispatch

4 essential Fauci quotes that explain the pandemic in the US

Fauci on the President's illness, the spread of Covid-19 in DC, and more.

Pandemic Meets Infodemic

Trump’s response to getting Covid-19 could cause information ripple effects

Trump's positive Covid-19 test may set the pandemic and the "infodemic" on a collision course.

Fauci Dispatch

4 Dr. Anthony Fauci quotes that offer a preview into a coronavirus fall

Chaos Reigns

Linguistic science has revealed a stunning truth about a chaotic debate

"Will you shut up, man?"

Culture

At the debate, Joe Biden made one connection that hasn't been made in 12 years

The connection between climate change and jobs has been made by many, but not on the biggest stage.

Fauci Dispatch

Fauci heads to DC, America passes a milestone: 4 quotes that will catch you up

"No, you misconstrued that senator... "