City butterflies find refuge in botanical gardens

Botanical gardens and other urban green spaces can hold surprising diversity, according to a new study that shows they're key for butterflies.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~7 min

Vaccine extends life for patients with brain cancer

"This personalized immune therapy could be a game-changer for a disease this is so deadly and difficult to treat."

Susanne Pallo-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~5 min

Dreading the holidays? These tips are for you

Many people are dreading the holidays, but there are science-backed ways to get more out of the parties and get-togethers.

Andrew Smith-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~3 min

AI can reveal hidden bias in news media

AI that compares what news media actually reported to what could have been reported can identify biases we might otherwise miss.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~4 min

Home strife goes to work as ‘mood repair’

A rough morning at home with a partner can push people to help their coworkers later as mood repair, say researchers.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~6 min

Team swaps yeast sex drive for cannabinoid sensor

Researchers have made yeast turn red or glow when it successfully detects cannabinoids, a feat that could lead to drug discovery.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~7 min

Tiktoks about IUDs tend to focus on pain

"I don't want getting an IUD to be a traumatic experience for patients," says study coauthor and resident Jenny Wu.

Alexis Porter - Duke • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~4 min

Friends keep migrating animals on the right path

Traveling with friends can help migrating animals get where they're going, even when they go astray, researchers say.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~7 min

2,300 genes predict alcohol and tobacco use

New research identifies more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min

Can masks affect cognitive performance?

Masks lowered the performance of chess players until they adjusted to wearing them, new research on cognitive performance shows.

U. Queensland • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~3 min