Fitness tracker watches may boost your anxiety

Fitness tracker watches can give people lots of info about their activity and health, but that data can also lead to increased anxiety, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise anxiety health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Quantum cosmology explains anomalies beyond Einstein’s physics

Quantum cosmology takes us "beyond the continuum described by general relativity where Einstein's physics breaks down—for example beyond the Big Bang."

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space quantum-physics science-and-technology albert-einstein

4 tips to help kids go back to school during COVID-19

Transitioning back to school this year is a lot like navigating a storm, an expert says. But there are ways to help your kids cope.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents stress childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

How to get your kids used to face masks

The run up to the school year is the time to get your kids used to wearing masks, an expert argues. She has tips to make it easier for parents.

Matthew Oates-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 parents childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence hurricanes storms weather prediction science-and-technology

Older male monkeys father fewer babies

Older male monkeys sire fewer offspring, a new study shows. The finding could have implications for human infertility, researchers report.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: reproduction fertility aging monkeys health-and-medicine mating

Acidic oceans could affect future adhesives

The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: oceans biomimicry science-and-technology earth-and-environment iron adhesives mussels

Demolishing abandoned houses may nudge neighbors to spruce up

Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities money housing society-and-culture neighborhoods

ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

Adults with obesity have higher swine flu risk

Obesity increases susceptibility to H1N1 flu, a new study finds. It may help clarify why diseases like the flu and COVID-19 affect people differently.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: influenza obesity viruses health-and-medicine body-weight

Page 3 of 478