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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This mask-wearing appeal could work better than shaming

Appealing to concerns about people's loved ones and their sense of themselves as protectors could overcome resistance to mask wearing and social distancing.

Nicole Fawcett-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~6 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Grief and loss of mothers cut primate lives short

Primates born in the last years of their mother's life have a greater risk of dying young, research finds. There are two possible explanations.

Duke University • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Why skipping holiday rituals sparks such outrage

The psychology of rituals can help us understand why some people react to pandemic holiday advice with indignation.

Laura Counts - UC Berkeley • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Bonobo and chimp genomes shed light on huge differences

A whole-genome comparison of bonobos and chimpanzees reveals the pathways associated with differences between their diets, sociality, and sexual behaviors.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Listen: How alternate reality games can pave way for change

Listen to two scientists explain how they're using alternate reality games to bring new students together, to educate, and even to fight climate change.

U. Chicago • futurity
Dec. 15, 2020 ~2 min

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How airflow inside your car affects COVID-19 risk

"Driving around with the windows up and the air conditioning or heat on is definitely the worst scenario, according to our computer simulations."

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Talking to babies may change their brains

"Before infants are even producing words, our findings indicate that the conversations we have with infants matter for their brain function."

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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