Computer models could predict where we’ll go as seas rise

Researchers argue that new computer models are the best way to predict how current policies will affect migration in the face of rising sea levels.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology climate-change migration prediction sea-levels

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Tool predicts which nonnative insects will go rogue

Scientists often don't know which nonnative insect will emerge as the next harmful invader. A new strategy uses evolutionary history to find out.

Michelle Ma-Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment ecosystems insects invasive-species prediction trees

Test can tell how well kindergarteners will do in school later on

A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education mathematics parents prediction reading teachers

How to predict extinction in our extreme ‘new normal’

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe, and more widespread. A new model predicts extinction risk for species in these conditions.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change extinction natural-disasters prediction

Can social media predict when you’ll die?

Social media data can reveal all sorts of health info, but could it also predict your death? In this video, an expert weighs in on whether it's possible.

Boston University | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology algorithms death internet prediction social-media

To improve weather forecasts, AI finds the tricky spots

Artificial intelligence could give us more accurate short-term weather forecasts while using less computing power than current methods.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence prediction weather

Network sounds the alarm to prevent famine from drought

A group called FEWS NET identifies famine risk factors and issues alerts to humanitarian NGOs and government agencies. Here's how it works.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology droughts food prediction somalia

Global water map could warn of future floods

A new global water map is so advanced that scientists could use them to predict which rivers are most likely to flood during heavy rainfall.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment floods lakes maps prediction rain rivers water

Epidemic forecasts can miss the human reaction

Neglecting human behavior when forecasting epidemics can lead to government overspending.

Texas A&M University | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine epidemics prediction

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