Foreign fishing fleets and trade are taking fish nutrients away from malnourished people

Cold storage lorries and fishing boats in Morocco. The lorries will transport the fish inland as part of the seafood trade. Credit: Nick Graham Foreign fishing fleets, as well as international seafood trade, are diverting vital micronutrients away from malnourished populations, a new study reveals. Fish are an important source of micronutrients and essential fatty… Continue reading Foreign fishing fleets and trade are taking fish nutrients away from malnourished people

Instability can benefit teams with different expertise

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Co-workers who team up to solve problems or work on projects can benefit when they have less in common and take turns spotlighting their different expertise, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The findings have implications for how managers can better form and manage teams so… Continue reading Instability can benefit teams with different expertise

Engineers Are Working on a Solar Microgrid To Outlast Lunar Nights

Many people are hungry for solutions to these issues—witness the widespread adoption over the past decade of wireless charging, mostly for portable consumer electronics but also for vehicles. While a wireless charger saves you from having to connect and disconnect cables repeatedly, the distance over which energy can be delivered this way is quite short.… Continue reading Engineers Are Working on a Solar Microgrid To Outlast Lunar Nights

Unemployment holds steady for people with disabilities

These graphics compare the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without disabilities, capturing pre-pandemic and current unemployment data from January 2020 to April 2022. April numbers showed small declines in unemployment for both groups; temporary layoffs remained steady for both groups. Credit: Kessler Foundation Jobs data showed small declines in unemployment for… Continue reading Unemployment holds steady for people with disabilities

Salamander living in redwoods is able to maneuver in freefall, suggesting adaptation to living at heights — ScienceDaily

Salamanders that live their entire lives in the crowns of the world’s tallest trees, California’s coast redwoods, have evolved a behavior well-adapted to the dangers of falling from high places: the ability to parachute, glide and maneuver in mid-air. Flying squirrels, not to mention numerous species of gliding frogs, geckos, and ants and other insects,… Continue reading Salamander living in redwoods is able to maneuver in freefall, suggesting adaptation to living at heights — ScienceDaily

Noisy jackdaw birds reach ‘consensus’ before taking off — ScienceDaily

On cold, dark winter mornings, small black crows known as jackdaws can be heard calling loudly to one another from their winter roosting spots in the U.K. before taking off simultaneously right around sunrise. Now, researchers who’ve studied their daily activities in unprecedented detail report evidence that these groups of hundreds of individuals rely on… Continue reading Noisy jackdaw birds reach ‘consensus’ before taking off — ScienceDaily

Price noise proves the key to high performing ‘bets against beta’ investment strategies

by KeAi Communications Co., Ltd. The dynamic flow-based betting against beta (BAB) strategies outperform static strategies. Credit: Thorsten Lehnert Beta is a measure of a stock’s volatility in relation to the overall market. Betting against beta (BAB) strategies have been developed that perform incredibly well for investors. The basic BAB strategy is to take a… Continue reading Price noise proves the key to high performing ‘bets against beta’ investment strategies

Consumers associate higher-pitched commercials with healthier food products

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) studying how the acoustic and visual composition of advertisements impact perceptions, has found that consumers associate a higher frequency “sonic logo” with healthier food products. Sonic logos, also termed sogos, are short melodies created to support the marketing of a… Continue reading Consumers associate higher-pitched commercials with healthier food products

A family of termites has been traversing the world’s oceans for millions of years — ScienceDaily

Termites are a type of cockroach that split from other cockroaches around 150 million years ago and evolved to live socially in colonies. Today, there are many different kinds of termites. Some form large colonies with millions of individuals, which tend to live in connected tunnels in the soil. Others, including most species known as… Continue reading A family of termites has been traversing the world’s oceans for millions of years — ScienceDaily

PhD students face cash crisis with wages that don’t cover living costs

Student volunteers and workers stock the shelves and take an inventory at the CARE food pantry at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.Credit: Melissa Golden/Redux/eyevine Salaries for PhD students in the biological sciences fall well below the basic cost of living at almost every institution and department in the United States, according to data collected by… Continue reading PhD students face cash crisis with wages that don’t cover living costs