Gun retailers could help prevent suicide

Many gun retailers in Washington state say they'd be willing to train employees to spot those at risk of suicide.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine business guns suicide weapons

How investors can avoid the ‘infatuation effect’

"Becoming mentally fixated on a particular investment is a very common trap, even among experienced investors." Here's how you can avoid it.

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture decisions emotions investments money

These drugs land EDM partiers in the hospital

Talking with people who go to a lot of electronic dance music parties reveals how many have had scary or unsafe experiences with drugs and alcohol.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol drugs emergency-medicine music social-lives

Like humans, crows are more optimistic after making tools to solve a problem

A new paper, co-authored by Dakota McCoy, a graduate student working in the lab of George Putnam Professor of Biology David Haig, suggests that, after using tools, crows were more optimistic.

Peter Reuell | Aug. 22, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology animal-emotion animal-intelligence birds crows current-biology dakota-mccoy faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard mccoy new-caledonian-crows optimism pessimism peter-reuell reuell smart

Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biology disease stem-cells food cancer koch-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research climate-change religion health global-warming middle-east climate civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering

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

Being an omnivore is actually quite odd

Examining one million animal species going back 800 million years shows that omnivores are rare, and that the first animal likely ate meat.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology evolution food meat

Brown fat helps clear obesity-linked amino acids from blood

Understanding how brown fat filters amino acids could lead to treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Camden Flath-Futurity | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids body-fat diabetes food obesity

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