New dino species is only the 4th ever found in Zimbabwe

Researchers have discovered a new species of sauropodomorphs, a dino that lived 210 million years ago. It's the fourth dinosaur species found in Zimbabwe.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
June 4, 2024 ~6 min

German cockroaches have humans to thank for their evolution

A new study unveils insights into the origins of the common German cockroach and how they came to scurry across our kitchen floors.

Laura Muntean-Texas A&M • futurity
June 4, 2024 ~5 min

Eye-like cameras and AI could make driving safer

AI combined with a new bio-inspired camera detects pedestrians and obstacles 100 times faster than current car cameras.

U. Zurich • futurity
June 4, 2024 ~6 min

NASA Spacecraft Unlocks Asteroid Dinkinesh’s History

VOA Learning English • voa
June 3, 2024 ~4 min

Helping robots grasp the unpredictable

MIT CSAIL’s frugal deep-learning model infers the hidden physical properties of objects, then adapts to find the most stable grasps for robots in unstructured environments like homes and fulfillment centers.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 3, 2024 ~6 min

‘Perfect storm’ hurricane season could be break records

Hurricane season predictions indicate that this year could see one of the most active seasons ever. Here, experts explain why.

Robert C. Jones Jr. - U. Miami • futurity
June 3, 2024 ~9 min

How does the word ‘not’ affect your understanding of phrases?

When you're told "This coffee is not hot," does that mean it's cold? Just warm? New research dives into how the brain interprets negation.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 3, 2024 ~6 min

Why the future of democracy could depend on your group chats

Americans associate with each other more online than off these days. How people interact in digital communities could have a big impact on democracy.

Nathan Schneider, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 3, 2024 ~9 min

Human culture is changing too fast for evolution to catch up – here’s how it may affect you

Human culture has changed too fast for evolution to keep up.

Jose Yong, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
June 3, 2024 ~8 min

A technique for more effective multipurpose robots

With generative AI models, researchers combined robotics data from different sources to help robots learn better.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 3, 2024 ~7 min