Archive: 18/07/2008

Studies refute common stereotypes about obese workers

New research led by a Michigan State University scholar refutes commonly held stereotypes that overweight workers are lazier, more emotionally unstable and harder to get along with than their "normal weight" colleagues.

dateJul 18, 2008 in Other
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Shimmering ferroelectric domains

Ferroelectric materials are named after ferromagnetic ones because they behave in a similar way. The main difference: these materials are not magnetic, but permanently electrically polarized. They have great importance for ...

dateJul 18, 2008 in General Physics
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Natural selection may not produce the best organisms

"Survival of the fittest" is the catch phrase of evolution by natural selection. While natural selection favors the most fit organisms around, evolutionary biologists have long wondered whether this leads to the best possible ...

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