Why do we die? Do we have to?

In this episode of the Big Brains podcast, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains how our quest to slow aging is becoming a reality.

U. Chicago • futurity
yesterday ~2 min

Tweaked science textbook diagrams boost student understanding

Simple changes to science textbook diagrams can boost undergrads' understanding of biology concepts, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

How can physics become more diverse?

A new study explores ways to make the culture of physics more diverse and inclusive.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

This year’s cicada invasion will be double trouble

For the first time in more than 200 years, two broods of cicadas will emerge from the ground at the same time. Here's what you should know.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Immigration benefits local economies, including wages

Immigration boosts local wages and having neighbors of foreign descent can reduce prejudice, according to new research.

Andrew Thurston-Boston U. • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~11 min

Childhood trauma may stymie muscle function later

Traumatic experiences during childhood may get "under the skin" later in life, impairing the muscle function of people as they age.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~7 min

Genome unveils coffee’s prehistoric origins

Researchers have created what they say is the highest-quality reference genome to date of the world's most popular coffee species, Arabica.

U. Buffalo • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~11 min

Fitness trackers and phones can help monitor multiple sclerosis

Fitness trackers and smartphones offer an easy and accessible way to monitor progression of multiple sclerosis, researchers say.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~7 min

New model reveals hidden patterns in Alzheimer’s

“This research shows that [Alzheimer's disease] progresses differently in each person, with unique patterns of biomarker changes.”

Shantell Kirkendoll-Duke • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~6 min

Red cabbage juice may ease inflammatory bowel disease

Red cabbage juice can alleviate inflammation-associated digestive health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease in mice.

Eric Slusher-U. Missouri • futurity
April 17, 2024 ~5 min