People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.
Oct. 23, 2019 • ~6 min
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Scientists often don't know which nonnative insect will emerge as the next harmful invader. A new strategy uses evolutionary history to find out.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~6 min
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A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.
Oct. 9, 2019 • ~3 min
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Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe, and more widespread. A new model predicts extinction risk for species in these conditions.
Oct. 4, 2019 • ~6 min
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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.
Oct. 1, 2019 • ~1 min
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Artificial intelligence could give us more accurate short-term weather forecasts while using less computing power than current methods.
Aug. 23, 2019 • ~5 min
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A group called FEWS NET identifies famine risk factors and issues alerts to humanitarian NGOs and government agencies. Here's how it works.
July 31, 2019 • ~8 min
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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.
July 25, 2019 • ~4 min
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The words and phrases in our Facebook posts can indicate diseases and condition about as well as demographic information, research finds.
June 24, 2019 • ~4 min
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