Pandemic loneliness hits people under 30 harder

The loneliness that comes with the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on people under 30 and those with previous mental health issues, research finds.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
today ~5 min

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Pandemic loneliness hits people under 30 harder

The loneliness that comes the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on people under 30 and those with previous mental health issues, research finds.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
today ~5 min

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Your wandering mind is a ‘feature,’ not a bug

Researchers have a way to show whether our minds are focused, fixated, or wandering. They've found that a wandering mind might actually be helpful, too.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
today ~7 min

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Sediment bacteria likely adding to Greenland melt

Bacteria may add to melting on the Greenland ice sheet, which covers 656,000 square miles. If it melted, global sea level would rise an estimated 20 feet.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
today ~5 min

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Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Expert decodes Trump talk, Q codes, and road to insurrection

The co-editor of a book on Trump's language deciphers the "foreboding, apocalyptic" language that preceded the January 6 breach of the Capitol.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~11 min

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It takes a lot of brain ‘real estate’ to disagree

When we agree with someone else, our brains are calm and focused. But disagreeing kicks our brains into higher gear, researchers report.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~4 min

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Why has the US COVID-19 vaccine roll out been so slow?

An expert explains the issues with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States and how the process could work better.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

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6 tips for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions

Research on self-awareness and motivation can help you stick with your New Year's resolutions. Here are six tips to help you keep going.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~9 min

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5G doesn’t cause COVID-19, but the myth spread quickly

The myth that 5G causes COVID-19 has spread around the world, researchers report. Thankfully, experts debunking the false idea helped.

Boston University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~7 min

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