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Do Your Genes Make You Feel Insecure In Love?
There may be a connection between your genes and feeling insecure in romantic relationships, according to a new study. Each day for about three weeks, close to 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal tracked their feelings during daily interactions with
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Your Top 3 Ideal Qualities In A Partner Aren’t So Unique
The qualities people list as ideal in potential partners don’t really reflect personal preferences so much as they are just generally positive qualities, according to new research. “We wanted to see whether those top three attributes really mattered
Futurity2 min. leídosSociety
Brain, Behavior Problems Follow Zika In Newborn Monkeys
Zika virus infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems, according to research with rhesus monkeys. The brain and behavior problems include persistent socioemotional, cognitive, and motor deficits, as well as abnormalitie
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How Air Pollution Makes COVID-19 Worse
Growing evidence points to a link between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19. At the same time, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed doing away with a longstanding practice of accounting for red
Futurity2 min. leídosPsychology
TB Medication Could Fight Fear And Anxiety
A medication used as a second line of defense against tuberculosis could enhance therapy for fear and anxiety disorders, according to a new clinical study. D-cycloserine (DCS) has landed itself on the World Health Organization’s list of essential med
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Drug-resistant Bacteria Lurk In Sewer Biofilms
The biofilms that cling to sewer walls often contain harmful, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and can withstand standard treatment to disinfect sewers, research finds. For the study in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, res
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AI Tracks Seizures In Real Time
Researchers have combined artificial intelligence with systems theory to develop a more efficient way to detect and accurately identify an epileptic seizure in real time. “Our technique allows us to get raw data, process it, and extract a feature tha
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Filter Protects Against Deepfake Photos And Videos
A new algorithm adds a filter to videos and photos to prevent deepfakes, researchers say. In today’s complex media environment, people can struggle to separate fact from fiction online. A relatively new phenomenon is making that struggle even harder:
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Future Teachers See Black Kids As Angry When They’re Not
Prospective teachers are more likely to interpret the facial expressions of Black boys and girls as being angry, even when they are not, research on racialized anger bias finds. This is significantly different than how the prospective teachers interp
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Flex Material May Lead To Cooling Clothes
A film made of tiny carbon nanotubes may be key to developing cooling clothing that can also warm you up on demand. The carbon nanotube (CNT) film has a combination of thermal, electrical, and physical properties that make it an appealing candidate f
Futurity2 min. leídosSociety
Dashboard Displays COVID-19 Disparities By County
A new dashboard called the COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard shines a light on the disparities in how the coronavirus has affected different demographic groups. Although COVID-19 has swept across the entire country, its burden has not been spread equa
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Gender Bias About Who’s ‘Brilliant’ Spans The Globe
People are more likely to see men rather than women as “brilliant,” according to a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. The work concludes that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, revealing automatic associat
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Once There’s A COVID-19 Vaccine, Who’ll Get Access?
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, there will be a struggle around the world to get it to the public, an ethicist warns. With something in the order of 150 COVID-19 vaccine candidates now in different stages of testing and development, a glob
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What Did ‘All Men Are Created Equal’ Mean In 1776?
When Thomas Jefferson penned “all men are created equal,” in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, he did not mean individual equality, says historian Jack Rakove. Rather, what the Continental Congress declared on July 4, 1776 was that Ame
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‘Ultrafast’ Insulin May Be 4X Speedier Than The Regular Stuff
A new insulin formulation begins to take effect almost immediately after injection, researchers report. It may potentially work four times as fast as current commercial fast-acting insulin formulations. “…we wanted to develop a ‘magic fairy dust’ tha
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Nanogaps Between Gold Electrodes Emit Lots Of Light
Physicists have observed surprisingly strong light and high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes, particularly those made of gold. Seeing the light emerge from a nanoscale experiment didn’t come as a big surprise to the physicists, but it
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COVID-19 Affects Human Neurons, Mini-brains Show
The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect organoids made from human brain cells, known as “mini-brains,” researchers say. Early reports have suggested that more than a third of COVID-19 patients show neurological symptoms, but until now it was not cl
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You Can Aid COVID-19 Research With Folding@home
More than four million computers are now helping researchers fight the COVID-19 pandemic by using the freely available software Folding@home. When the crowdsourced supercomputing project first announced a shift to coronavirus research they asked for
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Humans And Monkeys Think More Alike Than We Knew
Humans and monkeys may not speak the same lingo, but our ways of thinking are a lot more similar than previously thought, according to a new study. In experiments on 100 study participants across age groups, cultures, and species, researchers found t
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Auto ‘Politeness Transfer’ Softens Blunt Work Messages
A new automated method makes communications more polite, researchers report. Specifically, the method takes nonpolite directives or requests—those that use either impolite or neutral language—and restructures them or adds words to make them more well
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Would These 5 Changes Make Policing More Equitable?
As the nation struggles with police violence, a new report recommends reforms to build an equitable, transparent, and accountable public safety approach. The report proposes five changes to federal policy: “Progress is no longer sufficient—we need re
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Solution To Viscosity Mystery May Curb Pesticide Pollution
Researchers have come up with a missing math formula to measure the viscosity of the droplets like those that aircraft spray over farm fields. Drones and other aircraft effectively spray pesticides over miles of crops, but the method also can pollute
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Medical Debt Can Keep People Homeless Longer
Medical debt extended people’s period of homeless by an average of two years, according to research in Washington state’s King County. Medical bills were the primary source of debt among people in the study. Research shows that medical debt burdens m
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Jellyfish Robot Outswims The Real Thing
Soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts, researchers report. More practically, the new jellyfish-bots highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful. “We wanted to make
Futurity5 min. leídosPsychology
Psych Journals Have A Structural Racism Problem
Race is almost absent from top psychological publications, according to a new study. Race plays a critical role in shaping how people experience the world around them, so one would expect a rich body of literature in mainstream psychological journals
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‘Threat Memory’ From Close-up Fears May Last Longer
The way your brain handles the fear of a close-up threat may make it more likely that you’ll have some long-term stress from the experience, according to new research using virtual reality. Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending
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Ernest Hemingway’s Letters Reveal Feuds And Friendships
A new volume of Ernest Hemingway’s letters reveals details about his friendships with fellow writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as bitter feuds with former mentor Gertrude Stein and literary critic Max Eastman. In the new book of letters, whic
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Key Protein Tweak May Stop Cancer’s Spread
The new discovery of a key protein behind cancer relapse and progression could lead to new therapies, researchers report. In a their new study, the researchers found that the MBNL1 protein acts a biomarker in cancer and is present in low amounts in d
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Unique Brain Patterns Fire Off When You Tie Various Knots
Researchers have decoded the step-by-step processing that happens in the brain when people tie various knots. “Tying a knot is an ancient and frequently performed human action that is the epitome of everyday procedural knowledge,” says senior author
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Parents: Beware Of This COVID-linked Syndrome In Kids
Parents and clinicians need to watch for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome in kids who’ve been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, according to a new study. Multiple inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) is an inflammation impacting two or more o
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