‘Tree farts’ in ghost forests increase greenhouse gas

Assessing the greenhouse gas emissions of ghost forests can't exclude "tree farts," new research shows.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Asian and African leopards aren’t really the same species

Long considered one species, new research shows that Asian and African leopards are more genetically different than polar bears and brown bears.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Top learning apps for kids may not live up to their promise

Educational apps for children may not be as beneficial as they claim. New guidelines can help parents find those that can really boost learning.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Chronic pain in the US has gotten ‘substantially worse’

Chronic pain in the US affects more people and has a greater economic cost than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Migration maps help protect the corridors herds need

A new iniative to preserve the migration paths of ungulates like deer and caribou relies on maps of where the herds go and what obstacles they face.

Emily Halnon-Oregon • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Surgery for snakes who eat golf balls by mistake?

Snakes, hoping to eat eggs, sometimes ingest golf balls. New research looks at four case studies to determine the best treatment.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~3 min

COVID-19 may alter gray matter in the brain

Research in patients who had COVID-19 shows those who received oxygen therapy or had fever show less gray matter in part of the brain.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~5 min

Blocking 1 healing gene cuts down on scarring

Blocking a gene involved in the healing process reduced scarring in a new study with animals. The work could have implications for burn patients.

U. Queensland • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~4 min

High nitrate levels in drinking water may up preterm birth risk

Pregnant women exposed to too much nitrate in their drinking water are at greater risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~7 min

New saber-toothed species is one of the largest cats in history

Researchers have discovered a new species of saber-toothed cat. The species is one of the largest cats to have ever lived on Earth, researchers say.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~4 min