Male giraffes have more social connections than females

Female giraffes may have closer friends, but males have more social connections, perhaps due to their wide roaming in search of females to mate with.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Growing cannabis indoors produces a lot of greenhouse gases – just how much depends on where it's grown

Growing weed indoors is not an environmentally friendly process. Climate controls create a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, and where the pot is produced has a huge influence on emission levels.

Hailey Summers, Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability, Colorado State University • conversation
March 8, 2021 ~5 min

Female giraffes with more friends live longer

Gregarious female giraffes that develop a sense of larger community live longer than those with fewer friends, a new study shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Teens may bully friends to boost social rank

Teens who bully, harass, or otherwise victimize their friends probably do so to get to the top of their school's social hierarchy, a new study shows.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
Feb. 21, 2021 ~7 min

Teens may bully friends to boost social rank

Teens who bully, harass, or otherwise victimize their friends probably do so to get to the top of their school's social hierarchy, a new study shows.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
Feb. 21, 2021 ~7 min

Male baboons with female pals live longer

Having a female bestie gives male baboons a better chance of survival, a new study shows.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Strong bonds later can’t erase early trauma for baboons

Having friends as adults doesn't ease early life trauma, a new study with baboons shows.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Young dolphins pick friends with purpose

Dolphins don't just randomly choose their friends. Like some people, they pick childhood pals that will set them up for success as adults.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

Together the social and emotional 'jobs' of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.

Catherine Bagwell, Professor of Psychology, Oxford College, Emory University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

‘Guilty pleasures’ can get us through social distancing

Social distancing protects us from COVID-19. But how can we protect our mental health as we're isolating? One solution: Indulge in guilty pleasures.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

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