Asperger's in the workplace study reveals benefits and challenges for managers
Jul 21, 2016
The benefits and challenges of employing people with Asperger's have been explored in a new research project by Nottingham Business School, which questioned managers, human resources specialists and employees.
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted
Jul 20, 2016
Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.
Genes found in H. pylori that influence biofilm formation
Jul 18, 2016
Most bacteria cannot survive in the acidic environment of the human stomach, but Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of ulcers, thrives under such circumstances. Now research has shown that one of that bacterium's regulatory ...
Ravens learn best from their affiliates
Jul 13, 2016
One of the benefits of living together is gaining new information from group members. Once a group member starts displaying a new behavior, it frequently spreads to the rest of the group. In a study on ravens, Cognitive Biologists ...
Alaska's shorebirds exposed to mercury
Jul 13, 2016
Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications.
Mantis shrimp roll their eyes to improve their vision
Jul 12, 2016
Imagine rolling your eyes to help you see more clearly. Although it wouldn't work for humans, new research published today in Nature Communications has shown mantis shrimp use eye rotations to enhance their polarization vision.
Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning
Jul 11, 2016
Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new ...
Five things to know about toxic algae
Jul 08, 2016
A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck.
Metals from cigarette butts may pose potential threat to marine environment
Jul 06, 2016
Littered cigarette butts may be an important source of metal contaminants leaching into the marine environment and potentially entering the food chain, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
Experts listen in on noisy Falmouth seas
Jul 06, 2016
A long-term plan for managing noise in shallow parts of the ocean such as Falmouth Bay is needed to protect the environment, scientists have said.