Shelter dogs awaiting adoption do better with a buddy

Companiable dogs housed together showed fewer signs of stress and were adopted more quickly than dogs that were housed by themselves.

Marya Barlow-Virginia Tech • futurity
June 17, 2024 ~5 min

3D visualization predicts hurricane damage before it happens

3D visualization technology can identify potential outcomes of hurricane storm surge flooding before it occurs.

Alyson Chapman-TexasAM • futurity
June 17, 2024 ~5 min

The Hubble telescope has shifted into one-gyro mode after months of technical issues − an aerospace engineering expert explains

Hubble’s technical issues continue. But through some clever engineering, the telescope can continue operations with just 1 gyroscope.

Panagiotis Tsiotras, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~6 min

Modern surgery began with saws and iron hands – how amputation transformed the body in the Renaissance

Gunpowder warfare kicked off a new era of invasive surgery and prosthetic technology in Western medicine.

Heidi Hausse, Assistant Professor of History, Auburn University • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~12 min

Three practical ways to address climate anxiety

Finding ways to support climate solutions can help you bolster against debilitating and paralysing climate anxiety.

Hanna Zagefka, Professor of Social Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~7 min

Oral nicotine pouches deliver lower levels of toxic substances than smoking – but that doesn’t mean they’re safe

While manufacturers say they are marketing oral nicotine pouches as a safer alternative for people who already smoke, nonsmokers and young people are being drawn to them, a large-scale study found.

Nargiz Travis, Project Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~6 min

Abortion bans are changing what it means to be young in America

The 2022 Dobbs decision that overturned 50 years of abortion rights is affecting where young people choose to go to college, to work and to live, as well as the way they vote.

Julie Maslowsky, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~9 min

Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change

The answer depends in part on where you live. If it’s extremely hot and humid, the health risks are much higher.

Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University • conversation
June 17, 2024 ~6 min

A smarter way to streamline drug discovery

The SPARROW algorithm automatically identifies the best molecules to test as potential new medicines, given the vast number of factors affecting each choice.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 17, 2024 ~8 min

Olympic Athletes Turn to Diabetes Technology in Medal Chase

VOA Learning English • voa
June 16, 2024 ~5 min