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Mere expectation of checking work email after hours harms health of...

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members...

Rethinking ketchup packets: New approach to slippery packaging aims to cut...

Almost everyone who eats fast food is familiar with the frustration of trying to squeeze every last drop of ketchup out of the small...

What’s that smell in W. Virgina water?

In the more than two months since the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River, new findings reveal the nature of the...

Identifying Bats By Sound

Following White-Nose Syndrome, Acoustic Method Best for Sampling Bats Recording bats' echolocation "calls" is the most efficient and least intrusive way of identifying different species...

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis...

Big differences in concussion risk between football helmets

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers...

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can...

Drivers engaged in other tasks about 10 percent of the time

Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10 percent of the time they are behind...

The secrets of owls’ near noiseless wings

Many owl species have developed specialized plumage to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings – allowing them to hunt and capture their...

The next primetime drama? A look at the complex social system...

Contrary to stereotypes, low-income trailer park residents form distinct groups with different visions of morality, according to a new study in the Journal of...

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