Job interviews reward narcissists, punish applicants from modest cultures
A University of British Columbia study finds that narcissistic applicants are more successful in job interviews than equally qualified candidates who act more modestly.
'Never take a gamble with a penalty kick' urges leading football researcher
As players warm up for the first games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leading football researcher and writer Dr Ken Bray has issued clear advice that could mean the difference between success and failure ...
Global youth reshape the boundaries
Young people living in an internet-connected world are reshaping cultural boundaries, locally and globally.
'Pocket sauropod' sheds light on giant's evolution
In a new study published in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology presents a detailed description of the skull bones of a dwarf sauropod, together with an updated reconstruction of an adult Europasaurus skull. ...
Workers in key industries getting most pay raises
(AP)—If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.
Prehistoric elephant skull excavated in New Mexico
Scientists and paleontologists in New Mexico are excavating a prehistoric elephant skull that an expert says is one of the most intact ever found.
Not too fast, not too slow: Researchers untangle energetics of extinct dinosaurs
(Phys.org) —Dinosaurs dominated the landscape for more than 100 million years, but all that remains today are bones. This has made it difficult to solve a long-standing and contentious puzzle: were dinosaurs ...
Study examines religious affiliation and social class
Younger generations are closing the social class gap between evangelical Protestants and mainline denominations, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist of religion has found.
Grit better than GRE at predicting success in STEM fields
Selecting graduate students in the fields of science and engineering based on an assessment of their character instead of relying almost entirely on their scores on a standardized test would significantly improve the quality ...
Movies with gory and disgusting scenes more likely to capture and engage audience
We know it too well. We are watching a horror film and the antagonist is about to maim a character; we ball up, get ready for the shot and instead of turning away, we lean forward in the chair, then flinch and cover our eyes ...
Standing up gets groups more fired up for team work
Chairs provide great support during long meetings, but they may also be holding us back. Standing during meetings boosts the excitement around creative group processes and reduces people's tendency to defend their turf, according ...
Bet on Brazil, says sport academic
Brazil will win the FIFA 2014 World Cup according to the bookmakers - and a statistical study by a University of Stirling sport economist.
TV sports plays crimefighter role
Televised sports can reduce crime. In brief, that's the conclusion of two UC Berkeley law students, based on their research exploring the relationship between major sporting events on television in Chicago and crime rates ...
The oldest fish in the world lived 500 million years ago
It looked more like the worm on an angler's hook than any living fish we might recognise today but it still takes the record for the oldest known fish to date.