Randomness of megathrust earthquakes implied by rapid stress recovery after the Japan earthquake
Associate Professor Bogdan Enescu, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, collaborated with colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), to show ...
Stress and social media: it's complicated
Using digital technologies does not directly cause stress, but social media can increase awareness of problems facing friends and family, and this stress is "contagious," researchers said Thursday.
Check less to reduce email stress
Is your inbox burning you out? Then take heart - research from the University of British Columbia suggests that easing up on email checking can help reduce psychological stress.
Behavioral analytics on employees uncover ways to increase workplace productivity, satisfaction
Michael Lewis' 2003 book "Moneyball"—and the 2011 film adaptation—detailed how the Oakland Athletics used analytics, primarily derived from players' on-base percentages, to assemble a competitive team ...
When stressed birds fly the nest
Stress in young birds makes them leave home early and occupy more central social network positions later in life, according to the latest research published today by scientists at the Universities of St Andrews ...
When emotions control objects
Dimming a light, immersive playing on a computer, and tracking yoga exercises in real time – sensors developed by SmartCardia use various vital signs to transmit data to a host of everyday objects.
Stress can make hard-working mongooses less likely to help in the future
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels
Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Assessing stress in trucked sheep
A new way of measuring the stress levels of sheep during road transport, was discussed at the Australian Veterinary Association's Annual Conference this week.
The scent of a man: Mice and rats stressed by male experimenters
Scientists' inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.
The ups and downs of getting grumpy bears to have sex
There is nothing intrinsic to pandas that makes them bad at breeding. It is true that they only have one menstrual cycle each year, but this is true of many creatures. Animals that have multiple cycles per ...
A novel mechanism for fast regulation of gene expression
Our genome, we are taught, operates by sending instructions for the manufacture of proteins from DNA in the nucleus of the cell to the protein-synthesizing machinery in the cytoplasm. These instructions are ...
Mammologist discovers new, highly promiscuous mouse-like marsupial
(Phys.org) —A QUT mammalogist has discovered a highly sexed mouse-like marsupial in Queensland's Springbrook National Park.
High-stressed traders more risk averse, study finds
New evidence suggests investors have a greater appetite for taking risks when market conditions are good, and are more averse to risk when markets are lower.