Method gauges stir-frying’s effects on indoor air

Stir-frying emits an invisible mixture of gases and particles that pollute indoor air and can be detrimental to human health.

Lisa Ercolano-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 8, 2023 ~6 min

Racial bias can lead to faulty health monitors

A failure to understand race means the development and testing of wearable health monitors can exacerbate existing health inequities.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 8, 2023 ~8 min

Our overuse of salt is a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

Human activities are making Earth's air, soil, and freshwater saltier, which could pose an existential threat if current trends continue.

Courtney Sakry-Virginia Tech • futurity
Dec. 8, 2023 ~7 min

Scientists may misunderstand the gender gap in physics

Scientists from around the world say more women pursue biology than physics out of personal preference. The researchers disagree.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 8, 2023 ~4 min

How to protect people displaced by the climate crisis

Climate refugees are predominantly from formerly colonized countries that aren't responsible, in large part, for the factors that exacerbate climate change.

Ivan Natividad-UC Berkeley • futurity
Dec. 7, 2023 ~11 min

Very early antiretroviral therapy benefits babies with HIV

Giving antiretroviral therapy to babies with HIV in the first days of life can suppress amounts of the virus in the blood to undetectable levels.

Kim Polyniak-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 7, 2023 ~8 min

AI tools are surprisingly vulnerable to targeted attacks

AI tools, such as those that diagnose medical conditions or drive autonomous vehicles, are vulnerable to targeted attacks, say researchers.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 7, 2023 ~6 min

Older people’s minds wander less

Our minds wander less as we age and, when older adults do let their minds drift, they're more likely to be distracted by pleasant thoughts, research finds.

Chris Woolston-Washington U. in St. Louis • futurity
Dec. 7, 2023 ~4 min

Forests will offer mammals refuge as climate warms

North American mammals in hotter regions increasingly seek out forested areas away from human-dominated landscapes.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Dec. 6, 2023 ~5 min

For inclusive hiring, findings back ethical leadership style

A manager's leadership style during the hiring process is a glimpse at how people within the organization are treated.

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 6, 2023 ~7 min