You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Psych journals have a structural racism problem

From the 1970s to the 2010s, only 5% of publications highlighted race in the top-tier psychological journals researchers looked at for a new study.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: psychology research racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Despite inequities, studies still overlook minorities

Of the roughly 1,500 COVID-19 research studies registered on, only a handful currently report collecting data on ethnicity. That's a problem.

Rajee Suri-Emory • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 bias research clinical-trials health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Solo 8: See this cheaper robot creature jump

A new robot called Solo 8 is open-source and inexpensive, but it can pull off a lot of the tricks of costlier robots.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education robots research movement featured science-and-technology

Birders: Use ‘Chipper’ app to catalog songs for research

A new app called Chipper can help birders and citizen scientists share birdsong recordings with scientists.

Spencer Turney-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds research apps earth-and-environment sounds citizen-scientists

Is it ethical to infect people for COVID-19 vaccine research?

A new paper argues that researchers could infect volunteers with COVID-19 in an ethical way to speed up vaccine research.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics vaccines viruses research health-and-medicine

How COVID-19 threatens conservation efforts

COVID-19 threatens to derail conservation efforts and research for a year, which could be a huge blow to the field. Here, a biologist explains the threat.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity covid-19 research earth-and-environment

Can a ‘machine’ sort the COVID-19 research deluge?

An artificial intelligence "reading machine" could identify trends and patterns among the growing trove of COVID-19 research.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 research health-and-medicine

This Earth Day, spot plants and animals to boost research

"Sometimes we have very little documentation of what’s right around us. The things you think are mundane might become really important."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation internet holidays research apps earth-and-environment citizen-scientists

Glowing antibodies reveal the coronavirus in lab cultures

Scientists say they can light up the SARS-CoV-2 virus using glowing antibodies. "We can now see the enemy."

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 antibodies viruses research featured health-and-medicine

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