New saber-toothed species is one of the largest cats in history

Researchers have discovered a new species of saber-toothed cat. The species is one of the largest cats to have ever lived on Earth, researchers say.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~4 min

Swarm of ‘dumb’ robots work together to get stuff done

BOBbots, or "behaving, organizing, buzzing bots," are "about as dumb as they get." But they can still get complex tasks done when they team up.

Tracey Reeves - Georgia Tech • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~5 min

Your brain plays ‘tricks’ to sync sights and sounds

Light and sound move at different speeds. To make sense of the sights and sounds around you, your brain has a few tricks to account for the difference.

Shawn Hayward-McGill • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~7 min

Millennials commit less crime than past generations

New research digs into falling crime rates over the last several decades. The research shows the drop isn't for the reasons many people might think.

Victoria Yu-Texas • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~5 min

Why people with privilege overstate past obstacles

When faced with evidence of systemic inequality, people with privilege react by overstating the obstacles they've faced, experiments show.

Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~11 min

Signs in the blood predict when labor will begin

Currently, anything in a five-week window is considered a normal delivery time. Blood markers may offer a better estimate of when labor will begin.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
May 10, 2021 ~9 min

Team links gut bacteria to neurodegenerative diseases

A new study that links specific gut bacteria to neurodegenerative diseases could one day lead to treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS.

Samantha Murray-Florida • futurity
May 10, 2021 ~7 min

Indigenous practices protect Native Americans’ health from racism

Indigenous health behaviors and activities can ease the effects of stress, trauma, and racism on Native Americans' cardiometabolic health, research finds.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
May 10, 2021 ~5 min

New material avoids AR/VR glasses ‘bug eyes’

Researcher have created a new way to make lenses for augmented and virtual reality glasses that could ditch the "bug eye" look of some products.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
May 10, 2021 ~8 min

Almost all kinds of air pollution hit people of color hardest

Air pollution from nearly all sources affect people of color more than white people, a new study shows.

U. Washington • futurity
May 10, 2021 ~7 min

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