Out-of-pocket costs may keep people from filling naloxone prescriptions

Minimizing out-of-pocket costs for naloxone prescriptions could be a "crucial step toward slowing the US opioid epidemic."

Kim North Shine-U. Michigan • futurity
June 14, 2024 ~4 min

Weird ‘Phoenix’ sheds light on how planets evolve

A planet that should have been stripped to bare rock by its nearby host star's intense radiation somehow grew a puffy atmosphere instead.

Roberto Molar Candanosa-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 14, 2024 ~7 min


Soaring birds use lungs to enhance their flying

An air-filled sac within the birds' lungs is believed to increase the force the birds use to power flight muscles while soaring.

Sarah Carey-Florida • futurity
June 14, 2024 ~8 min

Why it matters how much political parties hate each other

Partisan hostility can erode democratic institutions and functioning over time. A new book explains how.

David Andreatta - U. Rochester • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~5 min

Bacteria may play a role in mental illness

People with schizophrenia are more likely to have DNA from bacteria associated with "cat scratch fever" in their blood, a study finds.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~7 min

AI-trained exoskeleton saves user’s energy

"This work is essentially making science fiction reality—allowing people to burn less energy while conducting a variety of tasks."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~6 min

Are newborns conscious of the world around them?

When babies blink, cry, and yawn, is it a sign they are conscious of the world around them? A bioethicist weighs in.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~9 min

Honey bees can sniff out lung cancer

When researchers put honey bees in tiny 3D-printed harnesses, they learned the insects can smell lung cancer in human breath.

Emilie Lorditch-Michigan State • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~6 min


Cognitive test often fails to detect college athlete concussions

Almost half of college athletes who are ultimately diagnosed with a concussion will test normally on a cognitive-skills test.

Brian Donohue-U. Washington • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~6 min

Gun violence exposure harms health of Black Americans

Exposure to gun violence has a powerful and cumulative effect on the functional health of Black Americans, especially women.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~4 min

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