Teen chimps gamble on winning it big

Like some teenagers, young chimps are willing to take a risk on the possibility of a big payout. Adult apes are more likely to hedge bets.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~4 min

Method helps finds source of epilepsy seizures before they begin

A new approach could locate the source of seizures before they happen, reducing the need for invasive procedures for drug-resistant epilepsy.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~5 min

Postcards record costs of undocumented life

"Immigrants are often treated and talked about as a cost, a burden on the United States. But... what are the costs to them and their lives?"

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~9 min

Don’t lie if you’re canceling plans with a friend

New research comes with a warning about lying to your friends when you're canceling plans.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~5 min

Expert: Fake meat won’t have a huge eco impact

Meat alternatives are getting lots of press and investment, but expert David Lobell isn't anticipating a big impact on sustainability.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~6 min

Bad moods are good times to proofread

A bad mood is an opportunity to focus on tasks that are more detail-oriented, such as proofreading, research indicates.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~6 min

Why no one wants to eat the giant velvet mite

After observing that virtually no creature wants to eat a giant velvet mite, entomologist Justin Schmidt tasted one himself.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Jan. 25, 2023 ~8 min

Mexican immigrant experience varies by skin tone

Mexican immigrants with darker skin tones report more discrimination from US-born whites, a study in two cities finds.

Tufts University • futurity
Jan. 24, 2023 ~7 min

Test measures thousands of molecules from 1 blood drop

A new technique can measure thousands of molecules from a single drop of blood. The blood can even be collected at home.

Stanford • futurity
Jan. 24, 2023 ~12 min

Many older adults skipped home health to avoid COVID

Many homebound older adults canceled medically necessary home-based health care services out of fear of getting COVID-19, research finds.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 24, 2023 ~6 min