Friends keep migrating animals on the right path

Traveling with friends can help migrating animals get where they're going, even when they go astray, researchers say.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~7 min

Webb Telescope reveals distant planet’s atmosphere

Thanks to the new James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers are getting a clearer picture of an exoplanet about 700 light years away.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~9 min


A faster way to preserve privacy online

New research enables users to search for information without revealing their queries, based on a method that is 30 times faster than comparable prior techniques.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2022 ~9 min

Excerpt from ‘Minding the Climate’ by Ann-Christine Duhaime

You believe in climate change but drive a gas-guzzler, don’t recycle. Why? Neuroscientist explores in new book.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 6, 2022 ~18 min

Switch to farming led to the first domestication of cats

A new study finds that humans' switching to agriculture was the catalyst that sparked the world's first domestication of cats.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 5, 2022 ~7 min

Switch to farming led to the first domestication of cats

A new study finds that humans' switching to agriculture was the catalyst that sparked the world's first domestication of cats.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 5, 2022 ~7 min

‘Croco-salamander’ bones offer clues to how early animals emerged from water

A study overturns the long-held belief that ancient species grew at slow, steady pace, and offers insights into human maturation.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Dec. 5, 2022 ~7 min

900 pet parrots reveal range of vocal mimicry

New research finds that many parrots use words in appropriate contexts and uncovers species differences in vocal mimicry.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
Dec. 5, 2022 ~6 min


900 pet parrots reveal range of vocal mimicry

New research finds that many parrots use words in appropriate contexts and uncovers species differences in vocal mimicry.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Dec. 5, 2022 ~6 min

2 species are the oldest ancestors of living lizards

Two new lizard species fill important gaps in the fossil record and offer tantalizing clues about the complexity of lizard evolution

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Dec. 5, 2022 ~5 min

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