Check out our top 10 posts of the past decade

Of the thousands of posts about research discoveries we've shared over the past decade, these 10 rose to the top.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
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These 10 discoveries got the most looks in 2019

Here's a countdown to our most popular story of 2019. The list reflects the unexpected mix of topics we cover each day, from sea snakes to your sleeping brain. Happy new year!

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
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Save your New Year’s resolutions for spring

"January is probably the hardest month of the year to change behaviors." Here's the case for swapping New Year's resolutions for "spring renewal."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
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Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
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How to avoid sleep disruptions during the holiday season

Travel, activity, and lots of time with friends and family can take a toll on your sleep during the holiday season. Here are some tips to get your shut-eye.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
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How to deal with holiday loneliness and isolation

The holiday season "can bring up past difficult holidays, amplify challenges related to loneliness and disconnection, and just bring people down."

Robert Polner-NYU | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
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It’s tough to grow a Christmas tree. Can drones help?

Tests will soon begin to evaluate how drones can overcome software and landscape challenges to monitor growing Christmas trees.

NC State | Dec. 18, 2019 | futurity
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This slime mold Santa beard is one giant cell

"Slime molds are weird and wonderful in the world of science." Watch one grow as a slimy Santa beard.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
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A quick history of Christmas trees in Jewish homes

A historian explains why many American Jews once had Christmas Trees in their homes, why the practice fell off, and who's bringing it back.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
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4 ways to ditch your phone this holiday season

'Tis the season for friends and family, but your phone is probably a draw on your attention, too. Here are some tips to deal with the distraction.

UT Austin | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
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