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Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business

Carbon dioxide emissions concept (stock image). Credit: © acinquantadue / Adobe Stock Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a study by researchers from UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions. Should that happen, the phenomenon would…

No evidence that power posing works

Power pose concept (stock image). Credit: © Sergey Nivens / Adobe Stock Striking a power pose before an important meeting or interview is not going to boost your confidence or make you feel more powerful, says an Iowa State University researcher. The concept of power posing -- think of a Wonder Woman stance -- gained…

Sleep is essential for business leaders seeking next successful venture

Businessman resting at desk (stock image). Credit: © Syda Productions / Adobe Stock Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington came up with brilliant ideas that turned into companies that are now household names -- Amazon and HuffPost. The secret ingredient for coming up with these ideas may be something we can all tap into -- a…

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other...

Robot replacing worker concept (stock image). Credit: © Elnur / Adobe Stock Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather prefer to be replaced by robots…

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they...

Wealthy man looking down on city. Credit: © ChenPG / Adobe Stock People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important…

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they...

Wealthy man looking down on city. Credit: © ChenPG / Adobe Stock People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important…

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they...

Wealthy man looking down on city. Credit: © ChenPG / Adobe Stock People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important…

Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk, study finds

Sleepy man at work (stock image). Credit: © Tiko / Adobe Stock Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions. A new study published in the Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation) finds shorting your sleep routine during the…

Blue-enriched white light to wake you up in the morning

Changes in melatonin secretion during day and night time. Credit: KAIST Here is a good news for those of who have difficulty with morning alertness. A KAIST research team proposed that a blue-enriched LED light can effectively help people overcome morning drowsiness. This study will provide the basis for major changes in future lighting strategies…

Too many fishers in the sea: The economic ceiling of artisanal...

This is a map of fishing regions in the Gulf of California as defined in study. Credit: Alfredo Giron A new study shows that even if fishers used the most efficient and sustainable known practices, they wouldn't generate enough revenue to maintain a living above poverty level. Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the…

Collaborative video games could increase office productivity

Coworkers playing video games in office (stock image). Credit: © Mediteraneo / Fotolia Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office. A new study by four BYU information systems professors found newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase…

Pilot study suggests pedal desks could address health risks of sedentary...

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at UMass Amherst found that pedaling at a self-selected light-intensity pace while at work improved insulin responses to a test meal. Credit: UMass Amherst/Catrine Tudor-Locke A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a…

Psychological science can make your meetings better

Business meeting (stock image). Credit: © Monkey Business / Fotolia Drawing from almost 200 scientific studies on workplace meetings, a team of psychological scientists provides recommendations for making the most out of meetings before they start, as they're happening, and after they've concluded. Their report is published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal…

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