‘Smiling eyes’ aren’t a perfect gauge of emotions

"Smiling eyes" aren't an automatic way to gauge whether not someone's emotions are genuine, warn researchers.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

These DNA locations shape the human face

"We found an extensive set of locations in our DNA that play a role in the development of the human face."

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

To make shots hurt less, make the right face

Cracking a smile or grimacing can make injections hurt less, researchers say. They found pain went down by as much as 40%.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~4 min

Expert: We need new laws for the facial recognition ‘Wild West’

A new paper outlines why Congress needs to regulate facial recognition to protect consumers and their "faceprints."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Expert: We need new laws for the facial recognition ‘Wild West’

A new paper outlines why Congress needs to regulate facial recognition to protect consumers and their "faceprints."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

We scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to see how facial features are controlled by genes

Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.

John R. Shaffer, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering – 7 things you need to know about wearing them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Why masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering and how to properly clean and wear them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, they're a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue

It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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