Fossil hand from ‘Ardi’ could clarify our evolution

The fossil hand of a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton could offer clues to how early humans moved and began to walk upright.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Treatment may restore hand and arm control after spinal injury

A treatment that combines physical therapy and a noninvasive way to stimulate nerve cells helps people with spinal cord injuries use their hands and arms.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

Device gauges hand gestures from arm signals

A new device that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals in the forearm could one day control prosthetics.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

While spending holidays at home, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

As CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What's normal behavior in an abnormal time?

The pandemic has put a spotlight on a once little-discussed disorder – hoarding. But hoarding disorder is not what you might think.

Carol Mathews, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~8 min

‘Handmorph’ makes grip smaller to up empathy for kids

A new device called HandMorph can help adults get a taste of what it's like to interact with the world as a child, researchers say.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Sketchy darknet websites are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic – buyer beware

The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.

David Maimon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Robotic hand uses soft touch to grip and grab

A new robotic hand may offer just the right touch for automated packaging, medical applications, and picking fruit.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

5 things you should do right now to fight the rising number of COVID-19 cases

With COVID-19 cases rising in more than half of the states, the next two weeks are critical for stopping a spike in cases. An epidemiologist reminds us to get back to the basics now.

Paulina Columbo, Graduate student, Public Health, University of Arizona • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~6 min

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