Massive newbie planet smacked young Jupiter head-on

The collision between a newborn planet and a younger Jupiter could explain some suprising readings from NASA's Juno mission.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology jupiter planets space stars

Average people can discern the beauty of math

The beauty of math isn't lost on the average person, according to new research that compared reactions to mathematical arguments, sonatas, and paintings.

Kendall Teare-Yale | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture art mathematics

There’s a link between dementia risk and blood pressure

Treating high blood pressure more aggressively than current standards suggest could lead to a lower risk of dementia, researchers say.

Kim Berger-UT Austin | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine blood-pressure brains dementia

Neutron star ‘glitch’ offers surprising look inside

A neutron star "glitch" is giving astronomers a look at the star's interior. The event reveals that the mysterious objects have three parts inside.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology space stars

Biosensor warns about salmonella before food hits stores

A new biosensor can spot dangers in food like salmonella in a lot less time than current methods, which could make our food safer.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning salmonella sensors

Kepler helps count Earth-like planets around sun-like stars

Scientists used data from the Kepler space telescope to better estimate the rate of Earth-like planets near stars similar to our sun.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology exoplanets planets space stars

How much vitamin D is enough? It depends

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should treat each patient's requirements as unique rather than rely on "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging bones calcium supplements vitamin-d

How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

What a million corals in 2,500 reefs tell us about saving them

Researchers examined more than a million corals one-by-one for a new study on what we can do to save reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algae climate-change conservation corals oceans

Does the endocannabinoid system link depression and exercise?

New research finds a significant boost in endocannabinoids and improvements in mood following prescribed moderate-intensity exercise.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression exercise mood

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