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To Close Wage Gaps, Ban Asking About Salary History?
Banning employers from asking about salary history can help close the wage gap between white employees and those of color and between men and women, research finds. The paper, which is not yet peer-reviewed, looks at the effects of salary history ban
Futurity1 min de lectureScience
Models That Mimic Bug Brains Shed Light On Smell
Researchers have developed computational models of neural circuits that mimic the sensory act of smelling. They found the models also manifest certain properties analogous to those observed in olfactory sensory processing in insect brains. In order t
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Dusty Air Ups Infant Mortality In Sub-Saharan Africa
Analyzing air pollution in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and millions of birth outcomes shows that small increases in dust lead to large increases in infant mortality, researchers report. The paper in Nature Sustainability reveals how a changing climat
Futurity3 min de lecturePsychology
College Student Depression Is Up During The Pandemic
The rate of depression among college students has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting significant stress on college students, many of whom are worried about increasing financ
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Scientists Warn Of Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19
On Monday, more than 230 scientists from around the world declared “It’s time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19.” In a letter signed by Washington University in St. Louis faculty and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases di
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Drug Shows Promise For Fighting Rare ALS
An experimental drug for a rare, inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has shown promise in a phase 1/phase 2 clinical trial, researchers report. The trial indicated that the experimental drug, known as tofersen, shows evidence of safety th
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Social Distancing Is More Likely If You Have Money
A survey finds that liquid assets increased the likelihood that a person in the United States could practice social distancing. “Social distancing is a privilege that comes with resources and wealth, but wealth is not distributed equally in America,”
Futurity2 min de lecturePolitics
Does The COVID Crisis Cap 25 Years Of Government Blunders?
A quarter-century pattern of failure by the federal government in efforts to respond to national crises tells the story of how we’ve arrived at this moment in American history, argues Paul C. Light. “Our federal government suffers from pervasive comp
Futurity1 min de lectureSociety
COVID-19 Can Have Long-term Effects On Lungs, Heart
For some individuals with COVID-19, recovering from the acute phase of the infection is only the beginning, John Swartzberg warns. Worrying reports now indicate that the coronarvirus may be capable of inflicting long-lasting damage to the lungs, hear
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Invasive Ticks Are Spreading Without Any Males
The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a new study. Asian longhorned ticks outside the US can carry debilitating diseases. In th
Futurity1 min de lecturePolitics
Expert: Fraud Via Voting By Mail Is Very Unlikely
The current controversy over voting by mail offers a chance to examine the benefits and drawbacks of mail-in ballots, says political scientist Anthony Fowler. There is a bitter partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their vot
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These Messages Boost Preschool Learning Activities At Home
When early childhood education centers communicate well with parents, those parents are more likely to engage in learning activities with their children at home, research finds. COVID-19 has temporarily shuttered many early childhood education center
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21st Century Texas Climate Will Rival ‘Megadroughts’
The future climate of Texas will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century, researchers report. These factors will likely result in the driest conditions the state has endured in t
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Opposition To HPV Vaccine Finds Traction On Facebook
Facebook has allowed anti-vaxxers to gain a stronger voice against the HPV vaccine, a new study finds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 80 million Americans have an HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, and
Futurity2 min de lectureSociety
Lower Fertility May Follow C-section For First Baby
Those who deliver their first child by cesarean section are less likely to conceive a second child than those who deliver vaginally, despite being just as likely to plan a subsequent pregnancy, researchers report. The researchers followed more than 2
Futurity4 min de lecture
Voting Rights Act Led To Fewer Racially Biased Arrests
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 not only enabled more Black Americans to vote, but also dramatically decreased the rate of Black Americans arrested in many places, according to a new study. The working paper’s findings suggest that fighting for enfranc
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Uncurbed COVID Would Cost More Lives Than Economic Shutdown
The economic shutdown is worth the price of the recession in terms of lives saved, according to new research. “We hope that a lives-to-lives comparison allows for discussion about the wisdom of the economic shutdown, uncluttered by differences in peo
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Venom-spitting Dinosaur Wasn’t Actually Like ‘Jurassic Park’
Though you may know the Dilophosaurus as the small, frilled, acid-spitting beast from Jurassic Park, a new comprehensive fossil analysis sets the record straight. Far from the small lizard-like dinosaur in the movies, the actual Dilophosaurus was the
Futurity3 min de lectureSociety
Remdesivir Can Save More COVID Patients Where Hospitals Are Maxed Out
A new study outlines how remdesivir could save lives in countries with less hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where COVID-19 is beginning to overwhelm intensive care units. The research comes amid news that the United States has bought up virt
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99% Of ‘Forever Chemicals’ Can’t Survive Surprising Catalyst
Researchers have discovered a catalyst that can destroy PFAS, also known as “forever” chemicals, where they least expected. “It was the control,” says Michael Wong, a professor in and chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department in t
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Method Makes Plastic Transparent And Conductive
A method to make plastic conductive and more transparent could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells, say researchers. They provide a recipe to help other researchers find the best balance between condu
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How Mezcal Bubbles Reveal Its Booze Level
Artisanal makers of mezcal use bubbles to tell when the drink has the right alcohol level. New research reveals the physics behind this skill. Makers of mezcal squirt some into a small container and look for little bubbles, known as pearls. If the al
Futurity3 min de lecturePsychology
Your Top 3 Ideal Qualities In A Partner Aren’t So Unique
The qualities people list as ideal in potential partners don’t really reflect personal preferences so much as they are just generally positive qualities, according to new research. “We wanted to see whether those top three attributes really mattered
Futurity2 min de lectureSociety
Brain, Behavior Problems Follow Zika In Newborn Monkeys
Zika virus infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems, according to research with rhesus monkeys. The brain and behavior problems include persistent socioemotional, cognitive, and motor deficits, as well as abnormalitie
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How Air Pollution Makes COVID-19 Worse
Growing evidence points to a link between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19. At the same time, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed doing away with a longstanding practice of accounting for red
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TB Medication Could Fight Fear And Anxiety
A medication used as a second line of defense against tuberculosis could enhance therapy for fear and anxiety disorders, according to a new clinical study. D-cycloserine (DCS) has landed itself on the World Health Organization’s list of essential med
Futurity2 min de lectureSelf-Improvement
Do Your Genes Make You Feel Insecure In Love?
There may be a connection between your genes and feeling insecure in romantic relationships, according to a new study. Each day for about three weeks, close to 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal tracked their feelings during daily interactions with
Futurity3 min de lectureTech
AI For Self-driving Cars Doesn’t Account For Crime
Existing approaches to artificial intelligence for self-driving cars don’t account for the fact that people might try to use the autonomous vehicles to do something bad, researchers report. For example, let’s say that there is an autonomous vehicle w
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Drug Could Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy
A drug treatment could improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients, researchers report. “Immunotherapy has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in biomedical science and medicine of the last two decades. But it has limitations.” T
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Higher Manganese Levels May Reduce Preeclampsia Risk
In a new study, women with lower levels of manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop preeclampsia in late pregnancy. The study in Epidemiology suggests the possibility that boosting manganese levels in women before and during pregnancy
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