How you can avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Many of us are using Zoom to stay connected with co-workers, family, and friends during the coronavirus pandemic. But too much an lead to "Zoom fatigue."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture communication fatigue internet jobs perception social-lives

COVID-19 patient antibodies may clarify immunity

Nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop antibodies against the virus within six days of testing positive, new research indicates.

Jill Wu-Emory • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies covid-19 medical-tests vaccines viruses

CO2 emissions have dropped 17% during pandemic

The drop in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic shows we can change our energy-hungry behavior—and how much further we have to go.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change covid-19 emissions pollution

Don’t forget dental health during the pandemic

The pandemic may put regular trips to the dentist on hold, but there are ways to protect your family's dental health.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 dentistry mouth teeth viruses

Reading your partner’s emotions can backfire

Reading your partner's emotions can be good for the relationship, but not when contempt and anger come into play, research finds.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture anger emotions perception relationships social-lives

Giant armored fish moseyed with its mouth open

The jaws of the ancient giant Titanichthys, an armored fish, suggest how it gathered food.

U. Zurich • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology fish food fossils mouth oceans

How long do viruses survive in dead bodies?

How long do viruses like the one that causes COVID-19 last in dead bodies? An expert explains what we know and what we don't.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~21 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 death viruses

Antibody from SARS patient blocks coronavirus in lab

The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Leila Gray-UW • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine antibodies covid-19 drug-development sars viruses

How social media normalize hate and dehumanization

A new analysis of Facebook comments show how social media and identity can lead to hate and dehumanization of other people, step by step.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture facebook identity politics rhetoric social-media

Why you’re having freaky dreams during COVID-19

Having odd dreams lately? You're not alone. A neurologist explains why the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our dreams—and what you can do about it.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 dreams memories sleep

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