Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis
Contributor, The Future Is Now

Researchers are using Facebook data to study gender inequality

“Not everyone is Cambridge Analytica. [Facebook data] can be used for social good.”

These new liquid-filled glasses are meant to cure motion sickness

People might be able to overlook the pair's four-holed oceanic realness if it means skipping the urge to vomit.

Pretending to live in Albert Einstein’s body curbs implicit bias — and so could virtual reality

A new study shows that wearing a virtual body that looks like Albert Einstein may reduce bias against elderly people and improve scores on cognitive tests.

Scientists just hit a new milestone for testing their HIV vaccine

A potentially HIV-preventing vaccine is about to be tested on 2,600 at-risk women in southern Africa.

This 90-pound, blind “mechanical beast” can run and jump like a cheetah

The robotic Cheetah 3 can trot, run, climb stairs and jump over obstacles — and soon, it might go to places too dangerous for humans.

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

The world is getting hotter and more people are likely to turn up their AC. This could result in thousands of deaths, a new study says.


Hong Kong now grants visas to same-sex expat couples — but doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage

Hong Kong's top court ruled that the same-sex spouses of working expats will now be able to get a visa to live in the semiautonomous city.

Mark your calendars: The longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century is coming

Total lunar eclipses turn the moon a "blood" red — a symbol of bad omens in ancient times.

Tired of Earth and want to move to space? Not so fast — experts need to figure out space surgery.

More than 200,000 people have already signed up to be citizens of a space kingdom on Mars. But without advanced medical care, they probably won't survive.

This is the first photo of a planet being born

Welcome to the universe, PDS 70b.

This look inside the world’s largest train station will make Americans painfully jealous

The station has cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, a hotel and spa — plus what could be the coolest Starbucks of all time.


The US likely failed to record 70,000 opioid deaths, study says

There are several reasons why unintentional overdose deaths are so poorly recorded.

China is no longer taking our trash. Now, Americans can expect heaping piles of displaced garbage.

The United States has a whole lot of trash and no place to put it. Now, scientists are trying to figure out how disastrous that could be.

It’s easier to sleep, eat and have fun at airports in Asia — here’s why America is falling behind

Robots, movie theaters, ice skating rinks, napping hotels — why are American airports falling behind in comfort?

It’s official: Excessive gaming is now recognized as a health disorder

Adding "gaming disorder" to doctors' lists of possible conditions will help medical professionals diagnose patients — and in return, an increasing number of people may be able to seek treatment.

More than a third of Americans are taking medications with depression side effects

An estimated 37% of all people living in the U.S. take drugs that have depression or suicidal thoughts as potential side effects, a recent study says.

“This could be the worst scenario”: South Koreans skeptical but hopeful after Trump-Kim summit

"It really feels like some kind of closure is beginning to happen. Hostility, tension — maybe those things are beginning to fade."

Yes, airplanes are germy — but not more so than your house or office, study says

There are two ways of looking at this: Airplanes aren't particularly germy, or everywhere is disgusting.

North Korean human rights activists have demands for Trump ahead of his meeting with Kim Jong Un

Not all activists and North Korean defectors aren't happy about the summit. But now that it's happening, some are calling for Trump to put Kim in the hot seat for his human rights abuses.

There’s literally no research proving sex robots are good for society, a new study says

Some claim sex robots would make therapeutic companions or lower the number of sexual crimes. But there's zero research proving that, a new paper from the U.K. suggests.