Once there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

Once there’s a COVID vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

‘Ultrafast’ insulin may be 4X speedier than the regular stuff

A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: diabetes insulin materials-science polymers drug-development featured health-and-medicine

What did ‘all men are created equal’ mean in 1776?

We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

COVID-19 affects human neurons, mini-brains show

Does COVID-19 affect the brain? A new study shows that the coronavirus can infect the human brain cells and multiply.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 neurons brains featured health-and-medicine artificial-organs

Jellyfish robot outswims the real thing

A new kind of soft robot gets its moves from jellyfish. But the robots can outpace the real-life ocean animals by a fair bit.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots swimming biomimicry featured science-and-technology speed

Would these 5 changes make policing more equitable?

"It is time for policymakers to join together in actualizing legislation focused on police accountability and an end to police violence..."

Chris Leiker-Wash. U. in St. Louis • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

It’s time to learn how to smile in your mask

Cultural differences may explain why some people resist masks more than others. Here's how smiley North Americans can learn to adapt.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 emotions faces featured society-and-culture social-lives mouth

Humans and monkeys think more alike than we knew

Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution language cognition monkeys featured science-and-technology

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