New calculations offer a closer peek at Pluto’s ocean

New research offers a peek at the ocean that likely covers Pluto under a shell of nitrogen, methane, and water ice.

Chris Woolston-Washington U. in St. Louis • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~5 min

Study reveals surprises about vaginal bacteria linked to preterm birth

Multiple species of Gardnerella, bacteria sometimes associated with bacterial vaginosis and preterm birth, can coexist in the same vaginal microbiome.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~6 min

Plant-based diet may boost health for women with breast cancer

"It's exciting to see that these major dietary changes were feasible, well-tolerated, and acceptable to the clinical trial participants."

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~7 min

AI may fill gap for young people seeking peer advice

Young people often use social media to seek support from their friends but don't always get helpful answers. AI technology could help.

Jared Wadley-U. Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~4 min

Fluoride levels in pregnancy tied to anxiety and other issues in kids

Higher fluoride levels in pregnant women are linked to increased odds of their children exhibiting neurobehavioral problems at age 3.

Jill Pease-Florida • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~7 min

‘Whole fruit’ chocolate could be healthier and more sustainable

A new kind of chocolate made with more cocoa fruit is healthier, more sustainable, and could boost the incomes of small farmers.

ETH Zurich • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~7 min

Discovery may lead to treatment for chemo resistant glioblastoma

Scientists have identified a key cell pathway in glioblastoma, potentially opening new avenues for therapy.

John Pastor - Virginia Tech • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~5 min

Icing an injury may do more harm than good

Experts have tips on properly administering thermal therapies after an injury, surgery, or in simple recovery from exercise.

Tufts University • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~10 min

To fight loneliness, spend money on experiences not stuff

Spending your money on experiences can boost social connection and combat loneliness more than spending it on material things.

Judie Kinonen-UT Austin • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~6 min

‘Robot-phobia’ takes a toll on food and hotel workers

Using more robots to close labor gaps in the hospitality industry may backfire and cause more human workers to quit, researchers report.

Sara Zaske-Washington State • futurity
May 20, 2024 ~5 min