Wild turtles age slowly. Some basically don’t age at all

New research finds that turtles in the wild age slowly and have long lifespans, and identifies several species that essentially don't age at all.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
June 24, 2022 ~8 min

How to align gold nanorods without losing their powers

A new technique uses magnetic fields to align gold nanorods while preserving their underlying optical properties, report researchers.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 24, 2022 ~4 min


Smell of desert rainstorms may have health benefits

The smell of the desert after a rainstorm could be good for your health thanks to plants releasing oils and chemicals that cut stress, researchers report.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~7 min

‘Exomuscle’ boosts upper body strength and endurance

A wearable exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles could one day increase upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~5 min

Virtual reality trip as sea turtle ups empathy

A virtual reality simulation called Project Shell lets people take on the body of a loggerhead sea turtle. The experience can increase concern for animals.

U. Oregon • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~5 min

What’s the best way to tackle teacher burnout?

Teachers are facing a range of challenges old and new, and many are experiencing burnout as a result. Here, two experts explain how to improve things.

Boston University • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~7 min

New pic sheds light on the death of ‘hypergiant’ stars

Astronomers are working to learn more about what happens when supergiant stars die. A new image has helped them uncover some answers.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~8 min

Virtual reality trip as sea turtle ups empathy

A virtual reality simulation called Project Shell lets people take on the body of a loggerhead sea turtle. The experience can increase their concern for animals.

U. Oregon • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~5 min


Women in science get less credit on papers and patents

Women in science are 13% less likely to be named as authors in related scientific articles than male counterparts, and 59% less likely to have their name on patents.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~7 min

What’s the best way to tackle teacher burnout?

Teachers are facing a range of challenges old and new, and many are experiencing burnout as a result. Here, two experts explain how to improve things.

Boston University • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~7 min

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