Futurity3 мин. чтенияPhysics
Black Holes Need The Right Ingredients To Fire Stuff Into Space
Researchers may have figured out why some supermassive black holes launch powerful beams of material, or jets, away from them, while others don’t. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA’s XMM-Newton, Germany’s ROentgen SATellite (ROSAT
Futurity4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Genetic Deletion Boosts Schizophrenia Risk By 30X
Researchers have found that a common genetic deletion increases the risk of schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells with the deletion has showed the researchers why that is. When nerve cells aren’t busy exchanging information, they’re suppos
Futurity3 мин. чтенияPsychology
Fewer Young Adults Drink Than 20 Years Ago
Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study. Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the US who abstained from alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college and from a
Futurity2 мин. чтенияMedical
AI Checks Out ‘Rash Selfies’ To Detect Lyme Disease
Using artificial intelligence and deep learning to study cell phone images of rashes could offer a way to more accurately detect Lyme disease, researchers say. The technology can identify the erythema migrans (EM) skin redness associated with acute L
Futurity3 мин. чтенияPsychology
Wives Try To Earn Less? Not According To The Data
New findings challenge previous research showing a tendency by women to sabotage themselves in order to earn less than their husbands do, something called the “breadwinner norm.” The new, closer look at the data reveals that might not be the case. A
Futurity3 мин. чтенияPsychology
Bruised Masculinity Can Backfire In 2 Ways
When men withdraw from their partners in an attempt to restore their masculinity, two negative outcomes can occur, report researchers. It’s bad for the relationship, and it doesn’t really make others see them as more masculine, the researchers find.
Futurity3 мин. чтенияPsychology
Blue-light Glasses Improve Your Sleep And Work
Wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and contribute to a better day’s work to follow, new research shows. “We found that wearing blue-light-filtering glasses is an effective intervention to improve sleep,
Futurity3 мин. чтенияBiology
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity Lasts For At Least 5 Months
SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist for months after infection, a new study shows. One of the most significant questions about the novel coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection and, if so, for how long. To determine the a
Futurity2 мин. чтения
Pandemic Puts Certain Groups In High-hazard Work
Women hold two-thirds of the jobs in the harshest category of work, according to new report on Washington workers during the pandemic. The researchers looked at data on demographics, working conditions, wages and benefits, and risks of exposure to di
Futurity2 мин. чтенияPsychology
Bisexuals Get Less Health Benefit From Education
The health benefits associated with education are less evident among well-educated bisexual adults, research finds. The study examines health among straight, bisexual, gay, and lesbian adults with various educational backgrounds. The researchers were
Futurity2 мин. чтения
Eurasia’s Oldest Balls Suggest Warriors Worked Out
Ancient leather balls from the graves of horse riders in northwest China are around 3,000 years old, making them the oldest ones from Eurasia, according to new research. The find suggests that the mounted warriors of Central Asia played ball games to
Futurity4 мин. чтенияChemistry
Team Makes Superconductor ‘Holy Grail’
For the first time, researchers have created a material that is superconducting at room temperature. Developing materials that are superconducting—without electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic field at room temperature—is the “holy grail” o
Futurity2 мин. чтенияPsychology
Ideas From Others May Prevent ‘Fixation’ On Your First Solutions
When you’re in a rut in trying to creatively solve a problem, it may be a good idea to try ideas from others, new research suggests. When attempting to solve problems, people often fall back on prior experiences that worked, sometimes without conside
Futurity4 мин. чтенияMedical
Higher Doses Of Vitamin D Slow Frailty In Mice
“Over” supplementation of vitamin D, referred to as “hypersufficiency,” can slow the progression of frailty, according to a new study with mice. When it comes to vitamin D, most adults exhibit either frank deficiency, which results in clear clinical
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Mosquito Neurons For Tasting Blood ‘Break The Rules’
Researchers have pinpointed a unique group of neurons in female mosquitoes that activate only when sugar, salt, and other components of blood are all present at once. The human blood meal is a favorite recipe for female mosquitoes. They’re so drawn t
Futurity3 мин. чтенияMedical
Multiple Droughts Can Be A Mixed Bag For Forests
Successive droughts are generally increasingly detrimental to forests, even when each drought was no more extreme than the initial one, according to new research. Drought is endemic to the American West along with heatwaves and intense wildfires. But
Futurity4 мин. чтенияMedical
3 Factors Shed Light On COVID-19 Oxygen Level Mystery
Researchers have begun to solve one of COVID-19’s biggest and most life-threatening mysteries: how the virus causes “silent hypoxia,” a condition where oxygen levels in the body are abnormally low. Those low oxygen levels can can irreparably damage v
Futurity4 мин. чтенияNature
Big-eyed Birds Need Gloom, Not Bright Human Landscapes
The glaring light in human-altered landscapes, such as livestock pastures and crop fields, can stymie big-eyed birds and potentially contribute to their decline, research finds. Researchers found strong links among bird eye size, habitat, and foragin
Futurity3 мин. чтенияChemistry
Tech Prints Sensors Right Onto Human Skin
Researchers have developed a way to print sensors directly on human skin without using heat. Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. “In
Futurity2 мин. чтенияScience & Mathematics
Chunks Of Venus May Have Smashed Into The Moon
Pieces of Venus, perhaps billions of them, are likely to have crashed on the moon, researchers say. A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin atmosphere. Y
Futurity5 мин. чтенияBiology
Cricket ‘Singing’ Has Been The Same For 300 Million Years
The sound-making, hearing mechanisms in crickets go back more than 300 million years, researchers report. There have been many changes to the way insects within the Orthoptera order hear and create sounds, but the lineage of their songs dates back ar
Futurity2 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Black Officers Face Discipline More Often Than White Police
A new analysis shows that Black police officers were more frequently disciplined for misconduct than white officers, despite an essentially equal number of allegations being leveled. The researchers looked at of racial differences in the disciplining
Futurity2 мин. чтенияPolitical Ideologies
Prep Yourself For Vote Shift After Election Day
President Donald Trump may have an apparent lead over former Vice President Joe Biden at the end of Election Day, and still solidly lose by week’s end, a new report shows. Media outlets and political figures should alert the public to this possibilit
Futurity2 мин. чтенияMedical
Asthma Interventions Keep Kids Out Of The Hospital
Several widely available asthma interventions are associated with both reduced medical costs and a reduced likelihood children will need to go to the hospital, according to a new study. “This work shows that you can improve the quality of life for ch
Futurity3 мин. чтенияMedical
Crystal Insecticide Is 12x Better At Killing Malaria Mosquitoes
A new crystal form of insecticide is much more effective at fighting mosquitoes and malaria, researchers report. Using a simple process of heating and cooling, the researchers created a new crystal form of deltamethrin—a common insecticide used to co
Futurity1 мин. чтенияAmerican Government
What Counts As A ‘Superspreader’ Event?
What exactly is a COVID-19 “superspreader” event or person? How can these events be prevented? An expert has answers. “A 10-person birthday celebration or 100-person wedding can all be superspreading events. It only takes a single infected person to
Futurity6 мин. чтенияNature
Darwin’s Theory About Atolls Is ‘Beautiful’ But Wrong
Charles Darwin created a “beautiful” theory of how atolls form. But, say researchers, he lacked a key piece for information. Marine geologist and oceanographer André Droxler knows Darwin’s theory about atolls is incorrect. But Droxler, who’s studied
Futurity2 мин. чтенияMedical
Spending On ‘Orphan Drugs’ For Kids Rose 65% In 5 Years
“Orphan drugs” account for 1 in every 15 private insurance dollars spent on children’s health care, a new study shows. That’s up 65% from just five years ago. One in every 170 kids take these medications, which treat rare childhood diseases. Even tho
Futurity2 мин. чтенияPsychology
More Pleasure In Hookups With Good Body Image
New research links positive body image with increased pleasure during hookup sex. On the flip side, negatively perceived body image is correlated to sexual malfunction for people engaging in hookups. “One of the things that I like about this study is
Futurity2 мин. чтения
Noise Dropped By Almost 50% Early In Pandemic
People’s exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. Researchers looked at noise exposure data from volunteer Apple Watch users in Florida, New York, Californi
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