Futurity3 min de lectureEarth Sciences
Ocean Microplastic Levels Change With The Seasons
A new method can spot ocean microplastics globally and track them over time. The new work provides a day-by-day timeline of where microplastics enter the water, how they move, and where they tend to collect. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic tra
Futurity2 min de lecturePsychology
Child-free Adults Are Just As Happy As Parents
A quarter of adults don’t want children and they’re still happy, research on child-free people finds. As more people acknowledge they simply don’t want to have kids, Jennifer Watling Neal and Zachary Neal, both associate professors in Michigan State
Futurity4 min de lectureBiology
Immune Cells From The Skull Protect The Brain
New research in mice reveals the skull as unexpected source of brain immunity. The immune system is the brain’s best frenemy. It protects the brain from infection and helps injured tissues heal, but it also causes autoimmune diseases and creates infl
Futurity1 min de lectureWorld
What Does Netanyahu’s Ouster Mean For Israel?
Benjamin Netanyahu has been ousted as Israel’s Prime Minister after a no-confidence vote by the Knesset. Netanyahu’s historic and regularly controversial 12-year political reign make him the longest serving Premier in Israel’s history. With Naftali B
Futurity3 min de lectureEnvironmental Science
Crayfish Get Bolder When Antidepressants Pollute Water
Exposure to antidepressants in the water can make crayfish more outgoing, but that’s not such a good thing for the freshwater crustaceans, a new study finds. “Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies,” says A.J. Reisinger, lead au
Futurity2 min de lecturePolitics
How Did Conspiracies Get So Big In American Politics?
Political scientist Scott Tyson studies how conspiracies and radicalization have entered the American mainstream, and what to do about it. Over the course of the last five years, he noticed a watershed. For starters, the term conspiracy “theory” no l
Futurity4 min de lectureAstronomy & Space Sciences
Many Milky Way Stars May Host Planets Like Earth
Researchers have developed a new method for better understanding the relationship between a star’s chemical composition and planet formation. The researchers found that the majority of stars in their dataset are similar in composition to the sun, som
Futurity4 min de lecturePsychology
Preference For Round Numbers Skews Job Stats In The News
Journalists’ preference for round numbers can influence elections, new research indicates. The findings may clarify how the media’s choices about what to cover influence the way people vote—and, consequently, election results. Gregory J. Martin, an a
Futurity2 min de lecturePsychology
Hollywood Sexism Still Tarnishes Female Journalists
Sexist portrayals of female journalists on TV and in movies can reinforce existing bias, research finds. When a fictional female journalist appears on screen, chances are she’s about to sleep with one of her sources. It’s a trope that infuriates actu
Futurity5 min de lectureBiology
GPS-wearing Hippos Track Anthrax Outbreak
Hippos offered scientists a window into the progression of an anthrax outbreak that struck Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, in the dry season of 2017. Through surveys and GPS monitoring, researchers learned that reduced dry-season flows in the Great Ru
Futurity1 min de lecture
Book Traces Long History Of Black Women Doing Yoga
A new book highlights how Black women have historically used yoga to practice self-care. The pandemic has emphasized the importance of taking care of yourself amid anxiety, uncertainty, and stress. For Black women, who often face a disproportionate b
Futurity5 min de lectureChemistry
For ‘Greener’ Concrete, Use Volcanic Rock?
Replacing just one of concrete’s main ingredients with volcanic rock could slash carbon emissions from manufacturing the material by nearly two-thirds, according to a new study. Concrete has given us the Pantheon in Rome, the Sydney Opera House, the
Futurity2 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Do Student Social Media Posts Count As Free Speech?
When students post on social media from off of school property, are those posts protected as free speech? The US Supreme Court will issue a ruling that decides that question before adjourning for the summer. When Brandi Levy, a junior varsity cheerle
Futurity2 min de lectureEarth Sciences
Endangered Blue Whales Are Singing In The Indian Ocean
Endangered blue whales are present and singing off the southwest coast of India, research shows. The findings suggest conservation measures should include this region, which is considering expanding tourism. Analysis of recordings from late 2018 to e
Futurity2 min de lectureIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Name The Emotion You Want Drone Video To Capture
A new model lets a drone shoot a video based on a desired emotion or viewer reaction. It takes skill to fly a drone smoothly and without crashing. Once someone has mastered flying, there are still camera angles, panning speeds, trajectories, and flig
Futurity2 min de lectureMedical
Face Masks Really Work Even With Some Leaks
New research confirms that surgical face masks effectively reduce outgoing airborne particles from talking or coughing, even after allowing for leakage around the edges of the mask. Wearing masks and other face coverings can reduce the flow of airbor
Futurity2 min de lectureBiology
Urine Test Detects New Or Returning Bladder Cancer
A new urine screening test can detect new or recurrent cases of bladder cancer, researchers report. The test uses a protein called keratin 17 as a cancer biomarker. Accurate detection of bladder cancer, or urothelial carcinoma (UC), is often difficul
Futurity2 min de lecturePsychology
Postpartum Women In Bad Relationships Face More Health Risks
Postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, but are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death, according to a new study. Researchers examined how relationships and partner behavio
Futurity4 min de lectureNature
To Save Migrating Birds, Turn Off Some Lights
Darkening just half of a building’s windows can make a big difference for migrating birds, a new study shows. Every night during the spring and fall migration seasons, thousands of birds are killed when they crash into illuminated windows, disoriente
Futurity3 min de lectureChemistry
How To Combine Nanocrystals That Don’t Like Each Other
Researchers have developed a blueprint for designing new materials using difficult combinations of nanocrystals. The work could lead to improvements in nanocrystals already used in displays, medical imaging, and diagnostics, and enable new materials
Futurity3 min de lectureBiology
2-drug Combo Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumors
Researchers have discovered a new targeted combination drug therapy that efficiently reduces tumor growth in metastatic breast cancer. Their findings could lead to the development of a new first line targeted therapy for the treatment of triple negat
Futurity2 min de lectureIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Method Lets AI Create Better Original Images
Researchers report a new method for controlling how artificial intelligence systems create images. At issue is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) task called conditional image generation, in which AI systems create images that meet a specific set
Futurity3 min de lecture
Teens Have A Hard Time Finding Truth Online
A new national study shows a woeful inability by high schoolers to detect fake news on the internet. The research suggests an urgent need for schools to integrate new tools and curriculum into classrooms that boost students’ digital skills, the study
Futurity5 min de lectureEnvironmental Science
Fossils Reveal Some Fish Survived In Ancient Hot Water
Fishes thrived in the tropics in an ancient warm period despite high ocean temperatures, according to a new study. The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM, was a short interval of highly elevated global temperatures 56 million years ago that is
Futurity2 min de lecturePsychology
Workers Who Feel Powerless Get Paranoid And Aggressive
When employees lack power at work, they can feel vulnerable and paranoid. In turn, that paranoia can cause people to lash out against colleagues or family members and even seek to undermine their organization’s success, according to new research. “Hi
Futurity1 min de lectureMedical
Other Laws Affecting Pregnancy Lag Behind Legal Pot
The legalization of cannabis, without repealing certain policies, could widen gaps in health and social equity around pregnancy, a new commentary argues. A number of states across the country have legalized recreational cannabis. “This is the perfect
Futurity3 min de lectureBiology
IVF Test Actually Rules Out Viable Embryos
A new study casts doubt on the genetic test that eliminates a majority of potential embryos from use in vitro fertilization due to possible abnormalities. The selection process limits the success of IVF, especially among older women and those diagnos
Futurity2 min de lecturePsychology
Partners Play Key Role In Pregnant Women’s Drinking
Partners can directly influence the likelihood that a pregnant woman will drink alcohol and feel depressed, which affects fetal development, new research shows. The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, highlights the impo
Futurity4 min de lecturePsychology
Genes Wire Puppies To Communicate With People
Puppies may be wired to communicate with people, according to a new study. Dogs’ social skills may be present shortly after birth rather than learned, the research suggests. The study in the journal Current Biology also finds that genetics may help e
Futurity2 min de lecture
5 Ways To Mend Colonialism’s Legacy In Ecology
The field of ecology needs to account for the historical legacy of colonialism that has shaped people and the natural world, researchers argue. They make this claim about ecology, the field of biology devoted to the study of organisms and their natur
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