People share fewer memories as they get older

The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory aging communication seniors older-adults health-and-medicine decisions

AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

Survey: Parents aren’t sure about school in the fall

A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents viruses childrens-health surveys featured society-and-culture decisions

Our standards go down as decisions drag on

Whether hunting for the best bargain, buying a new car, or even picking your partner, our standards drop as we make decisions where choices come one by one.

U. Zurich • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: money consumers society-and-culture decisions

Guide suggests which elective surgeries can resume

A free guide uses a "treasure trove" of data to indicate which elective surgeries can resume. It considers hospital beds, PPE, rehab, and other factors.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 surgery hospitals featured health-and-medicine decisions pandemics

With so many COVID-19 models, which is best?

Policymakers need to use data to guide their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new process brings together many models to give them the best info.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science epidemics prediction featured health-and-medicine decisions pandemics

Test yourself: Truth or blissful ignorance?

The desire to avoid the truth when it comes to areas of our life like health, finances, and what others think of us is widespread, researchers report.

Shilo Rea-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: money society-and-culture social-lives decisions

COVID-19 ethics: Who gets a ventilator?

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to place hospitals in a unprecedented ethical dilemma: Who gets ventilators and ICU beds? New guidelines can help.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics hospitals health-and-medicine decisions

To avoid tempting food, talk to yourself in the third person

It can be tough to avoid tempting food. Talking to yourself in the third person can help, new research suggests.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: food self-control health-and-medicine decisions

‘Neuroforecasting’ predicts which videos will be popular

"Here we have a case where there is information contained in subjects' brain activity that allows us to forecast the behavior of other, unrelated, people."

Stanford • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: attention brains video science-and-technology decisions

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