There were 5 types of dogs 11,000 years ago

New research sheds light the bond between dogs and people. "We note a clear link between the movement of people and the introduction of a new type of dogs."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: dna evolution dogs genomes bones science-and-technology

What Miami’s freezing lizards tell us about climate change

On a cold morning in Miami, lizards rained down from trees where they'd been sleeping. The event gave researchers insight into the impact of climate change.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: climate-change temperature lizards earth-and-environment

TB kills 1.6M annually. Stem cells play a role

"...Mtb hijacks the immune response at the very early phase of infection by accessing the bone marrow and manipulating stem cells."

McGill University • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells tuberculosis health-and-medicine immune-systems

More vitamin D in first year may cut later obesity risk

Higher levels of vitamin D in a child's first year may offer a shield against obesity and high blood pressure during the teen years, a new study shows.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: obesity vitamin-d blood-pressure childrens-health health-and-medicine metabolic-syndrome

Free food lures wildlife to suburban backyards

Free food—and to a lesser extent free shelter—may be why wild animals often hang out in suburban backyards, a new study shows.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: conservation habitat earth-and-environment suburbs

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ may hide in dark corner of space

Is there another planet in our solar system? Researchers are using new techniques with space telescope images to hunt for the theorized Planet Nine.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: space planets light science-and-technology

‘Conspiracy effect’ outweighs belief in real COVID science

Just one exposure to COVID-19 conspiracy theories makes people less likely to believe real scientific information and less likely to follow safety measures.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet featured health-and-medicine

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ may hide in dark corner of space

Is there another planet in our solar system? Researchers are using new techniques with space telescope images to hunt for the theorized Planet Nine.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: space planets light science-and-technology

Secret voting should be mandatory, book argues

The authors of a new book argue the rise of ways to make voting more convenient can undermine the privacy of the ballot. They say secret ballots are a must.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
yesterday ~12 min

Tags: politics united-states privacy featured society-and-culture social-lives voters

Construction workers 5X as likely to be in hospital for COVID

A team of researchers predicted in April that COVID-19 would hospitalize construction workers. New findings show they were right.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs united-states texas health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

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