Discovery is a key to deciphering this lost Minoan language

The eccentric English architect Michael Ventris famously cracked Linear B in 1952. A new discovery is a step toward deciphering a tougher challenge: Linear A.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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That sick feeling might actually be an emotion

Feeling sick is actually an emotion called "lassitude," research finds. It's likely one more way that our bodies work to help us get better.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions immune-systems

To refocus interviewers, acknowledge facial marks?

To lessen focus on a birthmark, mole, or scar on your face during job interviews, researchers say you might want to bring it up right away.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Parents on Reddit skirt shame with ‘throwaways’

"Throwaway" accounts offer parents on Reddit a way to ask about tough topics. Posts from throwaways even tend to be more popular.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Device improves life for cancer survivors with heart failure

A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Taller people have a greater risk of atrial fibrillation

"...our findings show that a certain group of patients—specifically, very tall patients—may benefit from screening" for atrial fibrillation.

Mike Iorfino-Penn | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Trend: American sleep has gotten worse

Tired? You're not alone. New research documents a troubling sleep trend in the United States.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Loss of tropical forests will have ‘terrifying’ climate impact

"Losing Earth's remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626% greater than expected is terrifying."

Dominic Jarvis-Queensland | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Beetle in amber pollinated flowers 99M years ago

A drop of fossilized amber from a mine in northern Myanmar contains not just a beetle but also 62 grains of pollen still clinging to its legs.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology beetles flowers fossils insects new-species plants pollen pollinators

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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