The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.

ETH Zurich
Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology business global-trade trends

US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown
Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism politics race-and-ethnicity religion trends united-states

Human body temp has dropped over time

"Our temperature's not what people think it is. What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong."

Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine physiology temperature trends

Phone distraction injuries spiked at Pokémon Go launch

Head and neck injuries related to phone distraction are on the rise, researchers report. They found a couple notable spikes in the last 20 years, too.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
Dec. 6, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine driving injuries mobile-devices trends

More Americans aim to lose weight but average BMI is up

More Americans say they're striving to lose weight, but the average body mass index has gone up.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane
Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight obesity trends united-states weight-loss

The gun death epidemic is getting worse

"What we can see is a worsening epidemic of firearm mortality that is geographically and demographically broad..."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan
Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths guns trends united-states weapons

Brands can get political, say more marketing leaders

Survey results show that marketing leaders are more open to their brands getting political. Here are some other trends in the field, as well.

Duke University
Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business marketing politics trends

Preventable heart-related deaths have gone up

"Our findings make it clear that we are losing ground in the battle against cardiovascular disease."

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern
Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-pressure death heart-disease hearts strokes trends

Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford
Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet love mobile-devices relationships trends

Black men in U.S. face 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police

Police violence is a leading cause of death of young men in the US. Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men.

Robin Lally-Rutgers
Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture death ethnicity police-officers race trends united-states

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