Study sheds light on anglerfish’s weird mating routine

New research dives into the evolution of anglerfish with a focus on the development of their unique (and somewhat unsettling) mating routine.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Stuff in pomegranates can ease Alzheimer’s symptoms

A naturally occurring substance found in pomegranates, strawberries, and walnuts can alleviate Alzheimer's symptoms, a study in mice shows.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Nightmares could be a sign of autoimmune disease

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations could signal the onset of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, researchers report.

Lisa Howard-UC Davis • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

‘Stress bragging’ at work can backfire

Bragging at work about how stressed you are may can not only make you seem less competent and likeable, it can also burn out your coworkers.

Merritt Melancon-U. Georgia • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Number of daily cannabis users now exceeds daily drinkers

"It is striking that high-frequency cannabis use is now more commonly reported than is high-frequency drinking."

Caitlin Kizielewicz Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 23, 2024 ~6 min

Scientists say we need a ‘Category 6’ for hurricanes

On this podcast episode, a scientist digs into climate change's effects on hurricanes and why we need a new category for the storms.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 23, 2024 ~3 min

Material that moves like skin could improve wearable devices

A new material that moves like skin could lead to wearable devices that work continuously and consistently without wires or batteries.

Silvia Cernea Clark-Rice • futurity
May 23, 2024 ~8 min

Can hugging a cow ease depression and anxiety?

Cow cuddling—or cow hugging as it’s sometimes called—may be an effective form of animal-assisted therapy, researchers report.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
May 23, 2024 ~4 min

Tiniest ocean microplastics may have evaded detection

The tiniest, most abundant microplastics in ocean waters from the Caribbean to the Arctic aren't being detected by standard surveys.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
May 23, 2024 ~7 min

Team finds new ways to keep broccoli fresh for longer

Scientists have found a way to keep broccoli, and perhaps other vegetables, feeling and tasting fresher, longer.

Brad Buck-Florida • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~5 min