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More Water Evaporates From Lakes Than We Thought
A new dataset quantifies trends of evaporative water loss from 1.4 million global lakes and artificial reservoirs. A white mineral ring as tall as the Statue of Liberty creeps up the steep shoreline of Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir just east
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Could You Inhale A Future COVID Vaccine?
A new inhalable COVID-19 vaccine is shelf stable at room temperature for up to three months, targets the lungs specifically and effectively, and allows for self-administration via an inhaler, researchers report. The researchers also found that the de
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Listen: Air Pollution Cuts The Average Lifespan By More Than 2 Years
We can’t always see the consequences of air pollution around us, but it’s taking years off our lives. According to a new Air Quality Life Index report from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), air pollution is taking 2.2 y
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5 Gut Bacteria Strains Fight IBD Symptoms
Researchers have isolated five strains of gut bacteria that could pave the way for new inflammatory bowel disease treatments and potentially help prevent some forms of bowel cancer. The study identifies gut bacterial strains that suppress inappropria
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These Whales Have Babies In Shallow Waters To Avoid ‘Eavesdroppers’
Whale mothers choose nursery sites in shallow waters where predators cannot “eavesdrop” on communication between a mother and her young, researchers say. Each winter, the whales migrate thousands of miles to these bay habitats to give birth and care
Futurity4 min. leídosGender Studies
Higher Eating Disorder Risk For Gender-diverse College Students
Some transgender and gender-diverse college students are at a heightened risk of developing an eating disorder, research shows. Just before swimmer Schuyler Bailar made history as the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an NCAA Division I
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7% Of American Adults Have Good Cardiometabolic Health
Less than 7% of the adult population of the United States has good cardiometabolic health, research finds. It’s a devastating health crisis requiring urgent action, according to research led by a team from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and
Futurity3 min. leídosIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
‘Fake’ Data Gets Robots To Learn New Stuff Faster
In a step toward robots that can learn on the fly like humans do, a new approach expands training data sets for robots that work with soft objects like ropes and fabrics, or in cluttered environments. It could cut learning time for new materials and
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Bad Sleep Amps Up EMS Worker Anger
Anger levels among EMS workers rise when the quality of their sleep falls, researchers report. Emergency medical services (EMS) work is notorious for long and oftentimes odd hours, with overnight shift work a part of the job. It’s bound to affect one
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4 Answers About Yellowstone’s June Megaflood
Last month, heavy rains fell on melting snowpack in and around Yellowstone National Park, resulting in widespread flooding, mudslides, and damage to infrastructure. The US Geological Survey described the storm, which forced the evacuation of visitors
Futurity5 min. leídosCrime & Violence
Emancipation Laws Often Kept People In Bondage
A new book describes how millions of enslaved people were kept in what was effectively a continuing bondage after emancipation. In 1790—six years after the state of Connecticut officially abolished slavery—James Mars was born there to a Black family
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When It Comes To Color, Hummingbirds Rule The Roost
The range of colors in the plumage of hummingbirds exceeds the color diversity of all other bird species in total, a new study shows. Richard Prum has spent years studying the molecules and nanostructures that give many bird species their rich colorf
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Nerve-cancer Distance May Be Key To Oral Cancer Outcomes
A new study identifies a feature in cancer that could help pinpoint treatment-resistant tumors when they are diagnosed. As reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, researchers examined the role of perineural invasion—defined as when cancer i
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Rare Thymocyte Cells Can Turn Into Blood Cancer
Dysfunction involving an unusual type of thymocyte cell found in small amounts in every person may be why some people develop T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, research finds. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL, affects more than 6,000
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These Symptoms Can Signal Complex PTSD
A new study describes in detail how to diagnose complex PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. People with PTSD typically suffer intrusive memories or flashbacks that may overwhelm them. But, experts around the world have been aware for decades tha
Futurity2 min. leídosAmerican Government
Women In Congress Are More Likely To Get Interrupted In Hearings
Women in Congress are significantly more likely to be interrupted than men during congressional committee hearings, researchers report. Committee hearings are where most business in Congress is done—especially in Senate committees, where women are ab
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Model Reveals Potential Link Between Gun Trends And Mass Shootings
A new model sheds light on trends in firearm ownership in the United States. Policymakers are faced with an exceptional challenge: how to reduce harm caused by firearms while maintaining citizens’ right to bear arms and protect themselves. This is es
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Land’s ‘Memory’ Determined Scope Of Awful Dixie Fire
California’s Dixie Fire reveals the impact of legacy effects and prescribed burns, report researchers. The 2021 Dixie Fire burned over nearly 1 million acres in California and cost $637 million to suppress, making it the largest and most expensive wi
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Song Swap Indicates Humpback Whales Trade Culture
Humpback whales can learn incredibly complex songs from whales from other regions, research finds. Jenny Allen, whose doctoral work at University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science led to the study, says researchers found New Caledonian hum
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Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Well-being After A Job Loss?
New research digs into whether video games are a positive or negative influence on well-being for people who are unemployed. Unemployment can have devastating effects on people’s psychological and social well-being. The lack of control over one’s lif
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Pacific Salmon Are Safer But Hungrier In Big Groups
Pacific salmon in larger groups have lower risk of being eaten by predators, research confirms. But for some salmon species, schooling comes at the cost of competition for food, and those fish may trade safety for a meal. The study appears in the jou
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Couples Can Sway Each Other’s Views On Climate Change
There’s potential for couples to influence each other through conversations on climate change, research finds. “We wanted to see if there’s potential for couples to increase support for pro-climate policies and behaviors through more conversations ab
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Can Tylenol In Wastewater Help Track COVID-19?
In a pilot project exploring ways to monitor COVID-19, scientists hunted for pharmaceuticals, such as Tylenol, and viral RNA at the same time in wastewater in Western New York. The results of their study, published in the journal Environmental Scienc
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Brain Practices New Info While We Sleep
Why do people sleep? Scientists have debated this question for ages, but a new study adds fresh clues for solving this mystery. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may help explain how humans form memories and learn, and could eve
Futurity1 min. leídosGender Studies
Expert: End Of Roe Endangers Health And Democracy
The Supreme Court’s decision allowing many states to end or sharply curtail abortion rights will have profoundly harmful effects on those who are forced to continue unwanted pregnancies and on democracy itself, says legal scholar Khiara M. Bridges. T
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Can SCUBE3 Get Lost Hair To Grow Again?
Researchers have discovered that a molecule called SCUBE3 potently stimulates hair growth. It may offer a therapeutic treatment for androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in both women and men. The study in Developmental Cell determined th
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Adapting To Climate Change May Put Some Animals In A ‘Trap’
A new study finds that a species of large carnivore has made a major change to its life history in response to a changing climate—and may be worse off for it. As climate change alters environments across the globe, scientists have discovered that in
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More Flooding Means More Industrial Pollution Exposure
Increased flooding in the United States is exposing more people to industrial pollution, especially in urban areas that are home to marginalized communities, according to a new study. The study combined historical data on former hazardous manufacturi
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Americans May Forgive Lies From Their Party’s Politicians
Americans are more forgiving of lies when they come from politicians in their own party, research finds. In five new studies, researchers examined how conservative and liberal Americans responded to media reports of politicians’ falsehoods. Even acco
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System Shaves 75% Off Electric Vehicle Battery Test Time
Testing the longevity of new electric vehicle battery designs could be four times faster with a streamlined approach, researchers report. Their optimization framework could drastically reduce the cost of assessing how battery configurations will perf
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