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Adapting To Climate Change May Put Some Animals In A ‘Trap’
A new study finds that a species of large carnivore has made a major change to its life history in response to a changing climate—and may be worse off for it. As climate change alters environments across the globe, scientists have discovered that in
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Couples Can Sway Each Other’s Views On Climate Change
There’s potential for couples to influence each other through conversations on climate change, research finds. “We wanted to see if there’s potential for couples to increase support for pro-climate policies and behaviors through more conversations ab
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Can Tylenol In Wastewater Help Track COVID-19?
In a pilot project exploring ways to monitor COVID-19, scientists hunted for pharmaceuticals, such as Tylenol, and viral RNA at the same time in wastewater in Western New York. The results of their study, published in the journal Environmental Scienc
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Brain Practices New Info While We Sleep
Why do people sleep? Scientists have debated this question for ages, but a new study adds fresh clues for solving this mystery. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may help explain how humans form memories and learn, and could eve
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Expert: End Of Roe Endangers Health And Democracy
The Supreme Court’s decision allowing many states to end or sharply curtail abortion rights will have profoundly harmful effects on those who are forced to continue unwanted pregnancies and on democracy itself, says legal scholar Khiara M. Bridges. T
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More Flooding Means More Industrial Pollution Exposure
Increased flooding in the United States is exposing more people to industrial pollution, especially in urban areas that are home to marginalized communities, according to a new study. The study combined historical data on former hazardous manufacturi
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Americans May Forgive Lies From Their Party’s Politicians
Americans are more forgiving of lies when they come from politicians in their own party, research finds. In five new studies, researchers examined how conservative and liberal Americans responded to media reports of politicians’ falsehoods. Even acco
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System Shaves 75% Off Electric Vehicle Battery Test Time
Testing the longevity of new electric vehicle battery designs could be four times faster with a streamlined approach, researchers report. Their optimization framework could drastically reduce the cost of assessing how battery configurations will perf
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Your Unique Brain Structure Explains How Well You Can See
The size of our primary visual cortex and the amount of brain tissue we have dedicated to processing visual information can predict how well we can see, a new study shows. The study in the journal Nature Communications reveals a new link between brai
Futurity2 мин. чтенияIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Is Artificial Intelligence Good Or Bad For Climate Change?
Will artificial intelligence be a help or a hindrance in the response to climate change? It depends. In the journal Nature Climate Change, a team of experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex an
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Survey Gauges Trust In Gene-edited Foods
Recent survey results link acceptance of gene-edited foods with a belief that science and technology are ways to solve society’s problems. Through CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies, researchers and developers are poised to bring dozens—if no
Futurity3 мин. чтенияIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Software Edits Images Via Human ‘Mind Control’
New software can perform computerized image editing with electric signals from human brains as the only input. “We can make a computer edit images entirely based on thoughts generated by human subjects. The computer has absolutely no prior informatio
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Virus Discovery Offers Clues To The Start Of Complex Life
For the first time, researchers have found viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life. The discovery offers tantalizing clues about the origins of complex life and suggests new directions for exploring th
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Screen Both Parents For Depression Past Baby’s First Year
Screening both mothers and fathers for depression beyond their child’s first birthday in pediatric offices could identify families in need of mental health and other critical resources, according to new research. “Pediatric professionals can play an
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Prep Yourself For Another Year Of Supply Chain Issues
George Alessandria has some answers about what’s causing product shortages, how long problems with the supply chain could last, and why government intervention would be counterproductive. In the summer of 2021, Alessandria, a University of Rochester
Futurity2 мин. чтенияChemistry
Machine Learning Could Find New Uses For Old Drugs
A new machine learning method to model gene expression levels might improve the identification of genes that cause human diseases, according to a new study. Through information from the three-dimensional (3D) structure of genomes and epigenetics—how
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Soft ‘NeuroString’ Could Probe Brain And Gut
A new invention called “NeuroString” is a soft implantable probe that lets researchers study the chemistry of brain and gut health. “The mainstream way people are trying to understand the brain is to read and record electric signals,” says Jinxing Li
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Passive Cooling Really Does Ease Scary Indoor Heat
Passive cooling strategies can reduce the load on air conditioning by as much as 80%, report researchers. In simulations using weather data from a 2021 severe heat wave, a combination of shading and natural ventilation kept apartment temperatures out
Futurity3 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Report: Prison Labor Programs Violate Human Rights
Prison labor programs in the United States violate fundamental human rights, a new report finds. Incarcerated workers generate billions of dollars’ worth of goods and services annually but get paid pennies per hour without proper training or opportun
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Eating 1 Microbe Protects Honey Bees Against Poor Nutrition
Researchers have identified a specific bacterial microbe that, when fed to honey bee larvae, can reduce the effects of nutritional stress on developing bees—one of the leading causes of honey bee decline. Humans rely on honey bees for food security.
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Simulation May Solve Two Ice Age Mysteries
A new study may have solved two mysteries that have long puzzled paleo-climate experts: Where did the ice sheets that rang in the last ice age more than 100,000 years ago come from, and how could they grow so quickly? Understanding what drives Earth’
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Gene May Hold Clues To Heart Attacks In Women
New research identifies a gene that may explain disparities in heart attack care between the sexes. Many of the current symptom profiles and lab tests for heart disease do not accurately reflect known differences in women’s heart disease, says Jennif
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Missing Genes Might Explain ‘Oddball’ Sea Dragon
By sequencing the genomes of two species of sea dragons, researchers have found genetic clues to the fish’s distinctive features. The funky, fabulous fish are bedecked with ruffly leaf-like adornments. Their spines are kinked. They’re missing their r
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High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy Takes Toll 10 Years Later
High blood pressure conditions during pregnancy increase cardiovascular disease risk 10 years later, research finds. Women who developed hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), which include preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, during pregna
Futurity2 мин. чтенияChemistry
How To Align Gold Nanorods Without Losing Their Powers
A new technique uses magnetic fields to align gold nanorods while preserving their underlying optical properties, report researchers. “Gold nanorods are of interest because they can absorb and scatter specific wavelengths of light, making them attrac
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Wild Turtles Age Slowly. Some Basically Don’t Age At All
New research finds that turtles in the wild age slowly and have long lifespans, and identifies several species that essentially don’t age at all. At 190 years old, Jonathan the Seychelles giant tortoise recently made news for being the “oldest living
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Smell Of Desert Rainstorms May Have Health Benefits
Oils and other chemicals plants release after a rainstorm may explain the feelings of euphoria and the health benefits that follow a storm in the desert, research shows. “The Sonoran Desert flora is one of the richest in the world in plants that emit
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‘Exomuscle’ Boosts Upper Body Strength And Endurance
Researchers have developed a wearable textile exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles. They aim to use it to increase upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility. “My arms are simply getting weaker,” says Michael H
Futurity2 мин. чтенияAddiction
Racial Disparities Showed Up In Opioid Addiction Treatment During COVID
People from racial and ethnic minority groups were less likely to obtain prescriptions to treat opioid addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The findings give further weight to the conclusion that the COVID-19 pandemic mor
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What’s The Best Way To Tackle Teacher Burnout?
Two education researchers have some insights on the rising rates of teacher resignation and growing concerns for the future of the field. Teachers have one of the most important roles in society, yet they have always been up against a host of challen
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