This frog’s mating call attracts predators, too

The mating calls túngara frogs make have an unfortunate side effect: attracting one of their main predators.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology communication conservation frogs mating-call predators

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

Having sex on the mind makes people lie

"Getting people to think about things in a sexual way," or sexual priming, made people in a series of experiments less honest with strangers.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture communication honesty sex

Open relationships vary—as do their odds of working

A new study divides open relationships into five types to see which configurations work well. Check out the flowchart.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture communication relationships sex

Preschool writing education could use some edits

Preschool writing education is mostly about handwriting and letter formation, but teachers may be missing a chance to focus on communication skills.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication education learning preschoolers teachers writing

Bird bacteria works like a come-on to other birds

"The odors produced by birds are unique to them... Alter that bacteria and the bird could be less attractive to potential mates."

Jessi Adler-Michigan State | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria birds communication mating odor

Title IX interviews may not use evidence-based methods

Researchers offer recommendations for developing evidence-based interviewing best practices for Title IX investigations into sexual misconduct.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication gender higher-education laws rape sexual-assault

1 simple talk cuts opioid use after hysterectomy

After a hysterectomy, doctors often prescribe women twice as many opioids as they use. There may be a simple way to change that without losing pain control.

U. Michigan | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication opioids pain physicians

Right whales ‘whisper’ to their kids to avoid predators

To steer clear of predators like orcas, right whales tone down their vocalizations, which "can be thought of almost like a human whisper."

Tim Lucas-Duke | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured science-and-technology communication conservation endangered-species mothers oceans predators whales

How we can avoid escalating arguments

When we get escalate arguments, it's not usually based on strategy. Here's how slowing down can help us avoid making conflicts worse.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication emotions social-lives

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