Kids and partners made pandemic easier to bear

People who went through the first six months of the pandemic with their kids or a romantic partner at home fared better than those on their own, research finds.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Jan. 24, 2022 ~4 min

COVID vaccine doesn’t hurt odds of getting pregnant

A new study finds no link between COVID vaccines and chances of getting pregnant, but COVID-19 infection may have a short-term effect on male fertility.

Jillian McKoy-Boston U. • futurity
Jan. 24, 2022 ~6 min

Vesuvius will erupt again—but not for a few hundred years

Mount Vesuvius last had a violent eruption in 1944. When will it erupt again? New research suggests it could be a few hundred years.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~9 min

Expert: ARPA could better fight racial wealth inequality

The American Rescue Plan Act could do more to tackle racial wealth inequality, argues professor Goldburn P. Maynard Jr.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~6 min

Social isolation among older adults linked to tooth loss

Higher levels of social isolation, but not loneliness, is associated with faster tooth loss in older adults in China, a new study shows.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~6 min

Drug treats Parkinson’s, then makes it worse

A new study clarifies how L-dopa, the front-line drug for Parkinson's disease, also contributes to the rapid decline in quality of life over time.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~5 min

Can a flu and COVID shot combo increase vaccination?

Bundling COVID-19 vaccines or boosters with flu vaccines may offer a way to lower hesitancy among people in minority populations, a new study shows.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~7 min

Ancient DNA from Sudan clarifies social structure

Ancient human DNA from Sudan reveals new insights into the ancestry and social organization of people who lived more than 1,000 years ago.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Jan. 21, 2022 ~8 min

Why some decisions feel right while others don’t

Feeling like you've really thought through all the different options makes us feel more confident in our choices, researchers report.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~8 min

‘Smart sutures’ monitor deep wounds to prevent problems

With new smart sutures, a battery-free, wireless sensor can detect and transmit information about wounds from deep surgical sites.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min