Archive: 03/12/2008

Stereotypes, bias and personnel decisions

In an article in the December issue of the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Frank J. Landy questions research that is said to demonstrate that stereotypes about social groups bias personnel decisions. He ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Other
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Understanding the daily variation

For over two centuries, meteorologists were puzzled by the observation that atmospheric pressure in the tropics peaks at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. nearly every day. In the late 1960s, a theory was proposed that these surface pressure ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Brown Dwarfs Do Form Like Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have uncovered strong evidence that brown dwarfs form like stars. Using the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), they detected molecules of carbon monoxide shooting outward from the object ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Astronomy
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Dogs chase efficiently, but cats skulk counterintuitively

A Duke University study suggests that evolution can behave as differently as dogs and cats. While the dogs depend on an energy-efficient style of four-footed running over long distances to catch their prey, cats seem to have ...

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Managing carbon loss

As the United States continues to develop alternative energy methods and push towards energy independence, cellulosic-based ethanol has emerged as one of the most commercially viable technologies. Corn stover remains the ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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