Is the dormancy of flies possible in people?

New research with flesh flies clarifies how the insects switch from dormancy to arousal. The findings raise some sci-fi possibilities.

Kirsten Romaguera-U. Florida • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

Ancient creature might’ve been the first to hibernate

New findings suggest that "entering into a hibernation-like state is not a relatively new type of adaptation. It is an ancient one."

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Neurons that control hibernation-like behavior are discovered

Neuroscientists have discovered neurons that control hibernation-like behavior in mice, a finding that could translate into applications in humans, such as preventing brain injury during a stroke.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
June 11, 2020 ~10 min

Did cave bear sinuses drive them to extinction?

A new hypothesis may clarify how European cave bears went extinct. The bears may not have been able to change their diets because of their sinuses.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~6 min