Injection lets people with severe peanut allergy go nuts

Just days after an injection of an antibody treatment, people with peanut allergies could eat a whole nut's worth of peanut protein.

Erin Digitale-Stanford | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine allergies antibodies food immune-systems peanuts

Orangutan is 2-million-year-old extinct ape’s closest relative

Researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary relationship between a 2 million year old extinct primate and today's living orangutan.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology apes dna evolution proteins teeth

Climate change will magnify weather ‘blocking events’

Stalled weather patterns, or "blocking events," have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature weather

Easier breastfeeding at work benefits productivity

Moms who don't have to worry about breastfeeding at work being a problem feel better and get more done, researchers find.

U. Arizona | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture babies breastfeeding jobs mothers parents

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer melanoma skin skin-cancer teenagers united-states young-adults

Nearly half of sexual harassers can go back to work

After getting fired for sexual harassment in the workplace, many harassers are able to come back to work because of weak company policies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture jobs sexual-harassment

Sewage sludge, grease combine to create more methane

A new way to combine sewage sludge and restaurant grease is the most efficient way to make methane yet, say researchers.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment methane renewable-fuels sewage sustainability wastewater-treatment

Even ‘minor’ surgery can be risky for frail patients

For frail patients, even common, "low-risk" surgeries could take a serious toll, which should prompt doctors to pause.

Craig Boerner-Vanderbilt | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death frailty surgery

People want self-driving cars to share their personality

To perceive self-driving cars as safe, they have to have certain personality traits, researchers say. Here are the ones that matter most.

U. Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture perception personality safety self-driving-cars

Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

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