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 • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~6 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~3 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~6 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 1, 2019 ~1 min

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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 • futurity
Aug. 23, 2019 ~5 min

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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 • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~8 min

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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 • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~4 min

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Epidemic forecasts can miss the human reaction

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

Texas A&M University • futurity
July 3, 2019 ~3 min

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Facebook posts can predict 21 health problems

The words and phrases in our Facebook posts can indicate diseases and condition about as well as demographic information, research finds.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
June 24, 2019 ~4 min

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