This desk is mine: How noisy offices can make us more territorial

From colleagues chatting about their weekends or having intense phone conversations, to email alerts and loud tapping on keyboards, the evidence that open-plan offices take a toll on our well-being continues to mount. There's ...

Now we know how a solar storm took out a fleet of Starlinks

On March 23, sky observers marveled at a gorgeous display of northern and southern lights. It was reminder that when our sun gets active, it can spark a phenomenon called "space weather." Aurorae are among the most benign ...

How remote work affects managers

The COVID-19 pandemic directly impacted the way we work, changing the habits to which we had become accustomed. Today, working from home at least part of the week—or from anywhere else but the office—has become the new ...

Four science-based ways to tell if your cat loves you

Even the most devoted cat owners wonder at some point, perhaps waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, whether their cat really loves them. Dog people like to smugly point out dogs' long history as humankind's ...

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