Wolves howl because they care
When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn't a reflection of stress but of the quality of their relationships. So say researchers based on a study of nine wolves ...
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.
A hidden genetic code: Researchers identify key differences in seemingly synonymous parts of the structure
Harvard scientists say they've solved a mystery that's nearly as old as science's understanding of the genetic code.
Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition
A mobile phone that monitors the user's skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday.
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 ...
Team develops tooth embedded sensor for oral activity recognition
Monkey study reveals why middle managers suffer the most stress
(Phys.org) —A study by the universities of Manchester and Liverpool observing monkeys has found that those in the middle hierarchy suffer the most social stress. Their work suggests that the source of this ...
When it comes to survival of the fittest, stress is a good thing
When the woods get crowded, female squirrels improve their offspring's odds of survival by ramping up how fast their offspring grow.
Study suggests bigger brains in birds translates to less stress
Reducing underwater noise to help health of marine wildlife
(Phys.org)—Research by scientists at the University of Bath is being used to help inform new EU legislation on levels of underwater noise, with the aim of reducing the impact of noise pollution on marine wildlife.
Can your phone double up as your life-coach?
(Phys.org)—Researchers are developing a smartphone platform that enables careful monitoring of lifestyle to pinpoint and help avert triggers for stress and negative emotion.
Planting a new perspective on climate research
(Phys.org) —A study on the mechanisms of how plants respond and adapt to elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and higher temperatures has opened a new perspective in climate research. Lead researcher ...
A protein that can mean life or death for cells
Each cell in an organism has a sensor that measures the health of its "internal" environment. This "alarm" is found in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is able to sense cellular stress and trigger either ...
Kids reduce stress in goat herds
The introduction of young dairy goats into an existing herd is stressful for all animals involved. Rank fights and aggressive behaviour can further result in injury. Researchers at the University of Veterinary ...