Category: Future

  • Non-Native Species Expanding 100 Times Faster Than Native Ones, UMass Amherst-Led Study Reveals

    Non-native plants and animals are expanding their ranges at a rate 100 times faster than native species, according to a new study. This rapid spread, largely driven by human activities, poses a significant threat to native biodiversity, especially as climate change accelerates. The research, conducted by an international team of scientists led by University of…

  • A Common Inexpensive Blood Pressure Drug May Prevent Epilepsy, Stanford-Led Study Shows

    Researchers led by Stanford Medicine have unveiled a promising discovery that could redefine the preventive strategies for epilepsy. According to their recent study, a class of drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure might also significantly reduce the risk of developing epilepsy. The breakthrough, detailed in the June 17 issue of JAMA Neurology, highlights…

  • University of Toronto Develops Breakthrough Steel Recycling Method to Cut Carbon Emissions

    Researchers at the University of Toronto have made a groundbreaking advance in steel recycling that promises to substantially cut down the steel industry’s carbon emissions. Their innovative method, detailed in a new paper published in Resources, Conservation & Recycling, aims to revolutionize how steel is recycled, potentially paving the way for a more sustainable and…

  • Study Reveals the Impact of Gaze Direction and Gender Bias on Online Job Interviews

    Virtual job interviews have become the norm in a post-pandemic world, but a new breakthrough in artificial intelligence might change how hiring managers evaluate candidates in these digital meetings. A recent study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, underscores the importance of maintaining eye contact during online interviews, revealing it can significantly affect interpersonal evaluations…

  • Study Highlights Disparities in U.S. Election Administration

    A landmark study conducted by researchers at Washington State University and the University of Iowa has uncovered a significant link between the economic and racial composition of counties and their election administration performance. This critical finding highlights disparities in election administration that could affect the integrity and accessibility of voting across the United States. The…

  • Study Reveals We Are Eating Better, but Persistent Disparities Continue in American Diets

    Despite some advances in dietary habits over the past 20 years, many Americans are still struggling with poor diet quality, particularly those from marginalized communities, according to a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. “While we’ve seen some modest improvement in American diets in the last two…

  • Scientists Learn How to Improve Hurricane Communications by Analyzing What Trends on X

    In a new revelation with significant implications for public safety, researchers have found that social media can be a crucial tool for conveying the hazards associated with hurricanes more effectively. Scientists from the U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) examined Twitter (now X) activity during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in…

  • Ketogenic Diet Enhances Memory and Brain Health in Aging Mice, Study Finds

    The ketogenic diet, known for its high-fat, low-carbohydrate composition, may have a remarkable impact on memory and brain health, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine. Scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the University of Chile have discovered a novel molecular signaling pathway activated by this…

  • New Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Promises Vision Preservation

    Diabetic retinopathy, a daunting complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness, might soon have a new, groundbreaking treatment thanks to pioneering research from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. Diabetic retinopathy affects approximately one-third of adults over 40 with diabetes, marking it as a significant global health…

  • Global Food Security Boosted by Breakthrough Genetic Discoveries in Wheat

    In a monumental leap for agricultural science, a decade-long study conducted by an international team of scientists has identified significant untapped genetic potential within modern wheat varieties. This breakthrough promises to revolutionize global food security and enhance crop resilience, essential for tackling rising challenges in agriculture. The comprehensive study, published in the journal Nature, revealed…