Team turns electronic trash into gold

"The fact I love the most is that we're using a food industry byproduct to obtain gold from electronic waste."

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~5 min

Eating too much protein can be bad for you heart

"Not getting enough dietary protein is bad for health, but too much might also carry adverse health effects..."

Eric Slusher-U. Missouri • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~5 min

Robot surgeon accurately removes cancerous tumors

“We’ve sent the robot to make an incision before, but this is the first time we’ve done a bulk resection and taken a tumor out fully."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~6 min

After wildfire, drought gives invasive species a boost

A new study highlights how the interaction between drought, wildfires, and invasive species can transform coastal ecosystems.

Ethan Perez-UC Irvine • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~4 min

Russian invasion made Ukraine’s opioid crisis far worse

Russia's invasion has shuttered opioid treatment programs since 2014. New research shows the challenges Ukrainians have faced in getting care.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~10 min

Did cosmic dust kickstart life on Earth?

Dust from outer space might be what set pre-life chemistry in motion and kept it going in the early days of the Earth.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 29, 2024 ~8 min

More mental health services could keep people out of prison

Permanent housing, employment, and professional and/or peer support "are better than keeping people in jail and they're 100% cheaper."

Dalin Clark-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 29, 2024 ~4 min

Leap years go back to the ancient Romans

The concept of leap years finds its roots dating all the way back to the ancient Roman Empire, explains Charles Bartlett.

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
Feb. 29, 2024 ~7 min

Condom use is down, but inclusive sex ed could help

Condom use among younger gay and bisexual has declined over the last decade, but sex education could help reverse the trend.

U. Washington • futurity
Feb. 29, 2024 ~8 min

Will Russia benefit from climate change?

Russian officials have said the country stands to benefit from climate change, but is that actually true? Scholars dig in.

Tracy DeStazio - Notre Dame • futurity
Feb. 29, 2024 ~8 min