‘DRUL’ saliva test tops nasal swabs for detecting COVID-19

The "DRUL" saliva test performs as well, if not better, than approved oral and nasal tests for COVID-19. It's also inexpensive and more comfortable.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~5 min

How to ditch bad habits for good ones

The author of a new book about forming good habits explains how you can make changes that last with a little help from science.

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~3 min

How your brain runs quality control on memories

"It is not only crucial for the brain to remember things, but also to weigh how good the memory is: How certain are we that a specific memory is accurate?"

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Solar cells that last 30 years could turn buildings into power plants

Transparent solar cells that are highly efficient and last up to 30 years could get us one step closer to windows that generate power.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

WiFi technique uses fidgeting to count a seated crowd

A new technique uses WiFi to count people in a seated crowd, even through walls. The secret is fidgeting.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~7 min

How reframing stress can make it work for you

New research finds that reappraising stress can help you use it as a tool to perform, rather than an obstacle keeping you from success.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~9 min

New rule for teen drivers at night cut crashes and deaths

Targeted policies that place limited restrictions on teens' driving behavior, especially at the right time, can improve safety, researchers find.

Brian Huchel-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~4 min

30,177 military members have committed suicide since 9/11. Why?

In the past 20 years, 30,177 active military and veterans of post-9/11 wars have committed suicide. That's four times as many deaths as those killed in action.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~10 min

Can sea slugs help make AI smarter?

With a cue from sea slugs, researchers have taken a step towards making AI more reliable for use in surgical robots, self-driving cars, and more.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Baby formula websites may discourage breastfeeding

The websites of baby formula manufacturers use messages and images that discourage breastfeeding while touting the benefits of formula, an analysis finds.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Sept. 15, 2021 ~6 min