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Article ID: 700319

It Pays to Be Nice to Your Employees, New Study Shows

Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700166

‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699166

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

Florida Atlantic University

A study examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness to predict the end of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child’s mental health problems or do they end because of differences between friends on the degree to which each friend suffers from these problems? A key finding shows that children’s personal struggles need not adversely impact their social relationships, and mental health issues do not necessarily ruin their chances of making and maintaining worthwhile friendships.

Released:
20-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698135

Think Twice Before Moving to Mars—Planetary Scientist Refutes Terraforming in NASA Study

Northern Arizona University

Proponents of “terraforming” Mars to make it habitable propose releasing greenhouse gases from the planet’s surface such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to trap heat, warm the climate and ultimately increase the atmospheric pressure. The plausibility of achieving this with current technology is the focus of a new study sponsored by NASA just published in Nature Astronomy.

Released:
27-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    26-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697835

Saturn and Mars Team Up to Make Their Closest Approaches to Earth in 2018

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed Saturn and Mars near their closest approaches to Earth in June and July 2018. It’s now summertime in Saturn’s northern hemisphere and springtime in Mars’ southern hemisphere. The Hubble images show that Earth isn’t the only planet where intense spring and summer storms wreak havoc.

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26-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697558

Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

Released:
19-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 697578

Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History

University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

Released:
17-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697483

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Not Always be Good for Postmenopausal Women

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.’ The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict heart disease risk.

Released:
17-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697622

In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle

Florida State University

In a study that challenges scientists preconceptions about the global carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms deep in the ocean's twilight zone may play an outsize part in the circulation of carbon.

Released:
18-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT

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