Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia

The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Stirling pupils' penguin project pays off after new colony discovered

The Stirling High School students used satellite imagery and computer software to search for the birds.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~2 min

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When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public's trust in science takes a hit

When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.

Stylianos Syropoulos, PhD Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Patients give higher ratings to docs of their own race

Patients rate doctors who share their race or ethnicity higher than physicians of other races, a survey of more than 100,000 people shows.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

Counting the birds as four species will help conservation efforts, and threats from climate change.

Nov. 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship set to begin sea trials

Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship has left the builder's yard for testing.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

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How COVID-19 makes the US Census even more challenging

Getting the US census count right has never been easy. COVID-19 is just one thing that makes this year's task even more challenging.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~17 min

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Survey: Only 33% of Americans think return to school is safe

Americans' support for returning to in-person classes varies by gender, ethnicity, and political affiliation, a new survey shows.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

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Nearly 50% of parents and grandparents clash over raising kids

Disagreements between parents and grandparents over issues like discipline and TV can strain relationships. Here's how families can ease tensions.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~10 min

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