Wildfires pollute much more say UC researchers
Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health,... Read more
Put more humanities into economics implores US academics
In a passionately argued new book, Northwestern University literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro make the claim that economics is missing its humanity, and economists must look to literature to make their research work in the real world. In their book, “Cents and Sensibility: What... Read more
Social signals may affect how we see colours: New research
The arrangement of the photoreceptors in our eyes allows us to detect socially significant colour variation better than other types of colour vision, a team of researchers has found. Specifically, our colour vision is superior at spotting “social signalling,” such as blushing or other facial colour changes—even when compared... Read more
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Job seekers who stay in the search longer or see their peers getting hired may falsify their résumés, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Published in the Academy of Management Journal, the study analyzed how the length of a job... Read more
While pundits and news outlets claim political polarization in America is at an all-time high since the November 2016 election, a study led by New Mexico State University researchers may have discovered one of the factors driving it – customization technology. “The MIT folks and others mapped out the... Read more
New international agreements commit all UN member nations to solving humanity’s greatest challenges over the next few decades, from eliminating extreme poverty and unhealthy living conditions to addressing climate change and arresting environmental degradation. But how we’ll achieve these extraordinary goals in such a short amount of time remains... Read more
NEW research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, Business School examined changes in reported well-being relative to levels of autonomy using... Read more
The vast majority of people who take time off to raise children (or other caregiving work) would ultimately like to return to the workplace. But transitioning back isn’t so easy. Research by the Center for Talent Innovation shows that only 73% of highly qualified women who wanted to return... Read more
By: Michael Lenox and Jenny M. Abel Newswise — “A Big Oil company announces a partnership with a tech company to pursue novel technology that could lead to low-emissions solutions that are better for the environment.” After reading the above (based on an actual event), what’s your first reaction? If... Read more
Employee engagement is a buzz word. Everybody knows it. However, few people know that employee engagement means money. Research shows that companies in the US with engaged employees can outperform those without by up to 202% and have 6% higher net profit margins. And although such South African statistics... Read more