1 in 5 households in Canada live in ‘energy poverty’

As many as one in five Canadian households can be considered to be in energy poverty. That may be more than face food insecurity.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Feb. 21, 2024 ~5 min

AI tool is no better at predicting sepsis than a coin toss

A widely used artificial intelligence tool for early sepsis detection may not be all its cracked up to be, researchers report.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 21, 2024 ~6 min

Monkeys shed light on how visual cues guide cooperation

"Until now, we didn't know how what we are looking at guides our decision to cooperate or not..."

Silvia Cernea Clark-Rice • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~7 min

Eggshell discovery could improve torn ligament replacement

New info about eggshell membranes could help improve surgeries for torn ligaments and benefit egg producers, researchers report.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~5 min

What’s next after the death of Russian opposition leader Navalny?

After Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death, two experts discuss Putin's fear of critics and what's next for Russia’s dissidents.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~9 min

Satellites map global coral reef biodiversity

"This discovery offers the opportunity of assessing reef biodiversity, at global scale, from orbit."

Diana Udel - U. Miami • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~4 min

Do hormones in birth control make gonorrhea worse?

New research finds that gonorrhea can use sex hormones to help it resist antibiotic and antimicrobial attacks.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~6 min

Wildfires can boost anxiety-related visits to the ER

A new study shows an association between proximity to wildfires and increased anxiety-related emergency department visits.

Rob Spahr-Emory • futurity
Feb. 20, 2024 ~5 min

New treatments could tackle bone marrow transplant complications

Researchers have found possible treatments for two types of a common complication that can follow bone marrow transplants.

Eric Slusher-U. Missouri • futurity
Feb. 19, 2024 ~4 min

Beta waves in the brain can predict stuttering in advance

Beta waves are brain waves tied to thought, actions, and reactions. New research finds that they can also predict when a person will stutter.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 19, 2024 ~5 min