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A large gap exists between the number of TB cases in children that are reported and the number of children who are actually infected, a new study finds.
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Racial disparity in HIV/AIDS trials doesn't include the people the disease affect most.  
Scientists have developed an intervention to boost the participation of African Americans and Latinos in HIV/AIDS clinical trials and studies.
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Having your 'head in the clouds' takes on a whole new meaning 
You may benefit by staying on your feet to ponder abstract questions and sitting down to tackle pragmatic matters, researchers say.
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In a recent survey, middle school students who reported having received a sext were six times more likely to also report being sexually active.
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People in unhappy marriages may have thicker carotid arteries and be at higher risk of heart disease, research suggests.
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This may very well be brilliant
A system based on face recognition could put an end to forgotten passwords or PIN numbers and offer a safer way to log in to accounts.
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Customizing mobile phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person's culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices.
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People of all ages don't enjoy spending even brief periods of time alone in a room with nothing to do but think, ponder, or daydream, research shows.
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Find out why Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee weren't charged with treason.
During the Civil War, the North was able to reconcile its hatred of the Confederate rebels with a record of leniency concerning treason, a new book argues.
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Animals—from cats to elephants—need the same amount of time to urinate, according to new research that could help engineers.
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Eastern US water snakes are invading California's waterways. The snakes pose a risk to native species and may spread into neighboring western states.
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Ecstasy use is more likely among certain groups of teens . . . including those who like a strong back-beat. 
Researchers are trying to get a handle on why some teenagers are more likely to use the drug ecstasy, known as MDMA or by street names such as Molly or X.
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The latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities
Introduction
Futurity features the latest discoveries from scientists and scholars at top research universities in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. 
Mission
Futurity stands apart from other sites that merely report the news. 

The way people share information is changing quickly and daily. Blogs and current social media sites are just a taste of what’s to come. It's easier than ever to share content instantly with people around the globe, allowing universities to reach new audiences and engage a new generation in discovery.

Equally significant has been the recent decline in science and research coverage by traditional news outlets. For decades, universities have partnered with journalists to communicate their work to the public, but that relationship is evolving. At the same time, research universities are among the most credible and trusted institutions in society, and now have the ability to deliver their news and information directly to readers without barriers or gatekeepers.

The public needs access to clear, reliable research news. Futurity does the work of gathering that news. Think of it as a snapshot of where the world is today and where it’s headed tomorrow. 
Project Overview
Futurity began in March 2009 as the answer to a challenging question: How will colleges and universities share their breakthroughs with the general public as traditional news outlets continue to shrink.

The answer is simple.

Communicate directly through an online magazine covering science, health, technology, business, society and the arts. Distribute news broadly through partnerships with Google, Yahoo, YouTube, iTunes and other content providers.

Our launch in September 2009 debuted with 41 participating universities and has grown to over 60 universities from Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK:

  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cardiff University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • McGill University
  • Michigan State University
  • Monash University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University College London
  • University of Florida
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Washington
  • University of York
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University