Archive: 9/05/2008

Planets by the Dozen

You know the planets of our solar system, each a unique world with its own distinctive appearance, size, and chemistry. Mars, with its bitter-cold, rusty red sands; Venus, a fiery world shrouded in thick clouds of sulfuric ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Space Exploration
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'Early birds' adapt to climate change

Individual birds can adjust their behaviour to take climate change in their stride, according to a study by scientists from the University of Oxford.

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Study debunks myth of job testing as race barrier

Conventional wisdom holds that the standardized tests some employers require of job applicants serve as a barrier to equal employment. But a pioneering study shows just the opposite: Screening increases employers' precision ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Other
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Powering up IT for professional learning

The study and implementation of technology-enhanced professional learning has been fragmented. Now European researchers have linked such ‘islands’ of knowledge into a thriving, collaborative community.

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How should we interpret spiritual experiences?

Religious practices and religions involving spiritual experiences are growing in popularity around the globe. Academics too are turning their study to the practices of these religions. The interest is in understanding shamanism, ...

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The Antennae Galaxies move closer

The Antennae Galaxies are among the closest known merging galaxies. The two galaxies, also known as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, began interacting a few hundred million years ago, creating one of the most impressive sights in the ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Astronomy
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Productivity rises when companies are facing closure

In companies that are slated to be shut down, productivity increases during the phase-out period itself. When management is busy dealing with matters other than daily operations, employees shoulder a greater responsibility ...

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