How giant sauropods got their strange skulls

New research clarifies how sauropod dinosaurs, such as Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Brachiosaurus, evolved their unusual skulls.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
today ~5 min

Neck pain isn’t just about your posture

Poor posture is the primary determinant of neck pain, but BMI, age, and the time of the day also play a role, a new study shows.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
today ~7 min

Staying active can fight declines in cognitive engagement

Staying active, both physically and mentally, can help older adults with cognitive impairment stave off declines in cognitive engagement.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
today ~6 min

To compare insect brains, make bug brain ‘soup’

Certain species of bees have a higher density of brain cells than even some species of birds, according to research with a new "bug brain soup" technique.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
today ~10 min

Child Development Accounts can spark college savings

"This new research reinforces the long-term benefits of effective policies to build assets for children automatically from the time of birth."

Chris Leiker-Wash. U. in St. Louis • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Billions of T. rexes may have roamed North America

About 20,000 adult T. rex probably lived in North America at any one time. That's a total of 2.5 billion over about 2 1/2 million years it walked the Earth.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
yesterday ~11 min

‘Safe’ levels of carbon monoxide may still be dangerous

New findings reveal an association between even slight increases in ambient carbon monoxide and increased mortality, researchers report.

Michael Greenwood-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Eviction bans cut spread of COVID-19

Eviction bans can reduce COVID-19 infection rates and protect not only those evicted, but entire communities, according to new research.

Vanessa Wasta-Johns Hopkins • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Discriminatory policies worsen Black sexual minority men’s health

Structural racism and anti-LGBTQ policies leads to worse health among Black sexual minority men, a new study shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Blue food coloring from cabbage might replace synthetic stuff

Researchers have discovered a way to get a bright blue food coloring from red cabbages. It could be an alternative to synthetic coloring.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
yesterday ~4 min