Scientists can foster trust by being ‘human’

Personal stories can help build trust in science communication, researchers say. But that means scientists have to trust their audience, too.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Feb. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology beliefs communication research rhetoric scientists trust

Lab-made cells outdo animal testing for cancer research

Synthetic cell scaffolds that let scientists test cancer cell growth in different environments could be a way to replace animal testing in cancer research.

Kelley Christensen-Michigan Tech | Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cancer cells research tissue-engineering

Industry-backed indoor tanning studies downplay risk

Studies backed by the indoor tanning industry are way more likely to highlight its benefits and minimize the very real risks.

Krista Conger-Stanford | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business cancer research ultraviolet-light

Why a researcher tracked his own poop for a year

Why would someone study poop, much less their own? One such researcher explains in this video.

Duke University | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine feces microbiomes research

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
~3 mins   

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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
~3 mins   

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5 things a Nobel Prize winner wants you to know about science

Nobel Prize winner Gregg Semenza explains why basic research is important, why we need good teachers, and how kindness plays a role in research.

Johns Hopkins University | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Social lab mice would be better stand-ins for people

"Normally when we do these studies, we isolate the animals for their entire lives. This is not a good model for humans..."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology mice research science social-lives sounds

Creepy research: VR spiders, squirrel fangs, and scary memories

From virtual spiders to a scary fanged squirrel, here are three creepy research stories from 2019 to celebrate Halloween.

UT Austin | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology fears halloween holidays medical-researchers memory spiders virtual-reality

Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health death guns injuries money politics research united-states weapons

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