Duke has joined a group of leading research universities in launching Futurity (www.futurity.org), an online research channel covering the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, and health.
The site offers direct access to research news posted by the collaborating institutions. With newsroom staffs being slashed across the country, coverage of research-related stories has been hit particularly hard.
Stories include links to published reports and supplemental materials that allow readers to explore topics in more detail. The site is available in a mobile-friendly version, and visitors can comment on stories and sign up for a daily e-mail update.
Futurity has featured a number of stories and videos about Duke scientists, including a report on giant lightning strikes and the subtle influence on food portions that dining partners exert on one another.