‘Political confidence’ has a darker side

New research underscores the potential negative implications of having strong political convictions.

Jack Harrison - Michigan State • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~7 min

Pea-sized brain implant could treat depression and more

An implantable brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for drug-resistant depression and other psychiatric disorders, researchers say.

Silvia Cernea Clark-Rice • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~8 min

The ‘pleasure of choice’ could lower vaccine hesitancy

Offering a choice when it comes to vaccines could convince more people to get them. But it's no magic bullet, experts say.

U. Oregon • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~8 min

Faintest star system ever found hints there may be more

If confirmed as a galaxy, a newly identified star system would be the faintest ever discovered—and could suggest there are others that remain to be found.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~5 min

New mapping could help protect one of the most endangered whales

A new study of North Atlantic right whales worldwide could help avoid harmful, even fatal, exposure to commercial fishing and vessel strikes.

Duke University • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~6 min

‘Parentese’ chatter improves baby’s language later

Speaking to a baby in "parentese" and responding to babbles with smiles and eye contact is important for the baby's language development.

U. Washington • futurity
April 15, 2024 ~6 min

Why does this worm have such giant eyes?

Scientists have discovered a bristle worm with such sharp-seeing eyes that they measure up to the vision of mammals and octopuses.

Kristian Bjørn-Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
April 12, 2024 ~8 min

Synthetic platelets stop bleeding in animal models

Synthetic platelets stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury, a new study with animal models shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~7 min

Chemicals in your garage may boost ALS risk

Storing chemicals in a garage at home may be linked with an increased risk of ALS, according to new research.

Noah Fromson-U. Michigan • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~6 min

Why do some people have arthritis pain but no inflammation?

Some rheumatoid arthritis patients get no relief from even the strongest of anti-inflammatory drugs. New research suggests an explanation.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~8 min