Small talk with coworkers in the break room and pleasantries exchanged with office staff are more meaningful than you might think, according to an Academy of Management Journal article. The researchers show that even though chitchat is superficial, “it’s about building culture and collaboration.”
E-cigarette use may increase susceptibility to Covid-19. Vapers were five times more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 than non-vapers according to analysis of 4,351 vapers, smokers and non-users between 13 and 24 years old.
Relationships between cognitive abilities and prosocial behavior are entirely explained by shared genetic influences: A Nigerian twin study
Higher brain activity caused by mental stress was linked to chest pain in people with heart disease.
How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19 Preliminary studies suggest treatments meant for felines may hold promise
Virucidal efficacy of different oral rinses against SARS-CoV-2: Results from cell culture experiments show that commercially available mouthwashes are effective against Sars-Cov-2 could thus help to reduce the viral load and possibly the risk of coronavirus transmission over the short term
Genetic Consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Americas
A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers
Pandemics throughout history
Energy storing bricks for stationary PEDOT Supercapacitors
Taste bud cells might not be a target of SARS-CoV-2: An early symptom among some COVID-19 patients is the loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, which led to the suspicion SARS-CoV-2 could be targeting taste buds. But initial data from mice suggest that might not be the case, researchers report
Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems
A physicist from the U.K. predicts that we're on the precipice of a "information catastrophe" caused by a new, fifth state of matter: information. If his theory is proven correct, this could mean that pure information alone could equal half Earth's weight by 2245.
Science Discussion Series: We are experts and researchers who study the challenges that face Black, Indigenous, and people of color in STEM. Let’s discuss!
Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries -- including the United States -- and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study.
Researchers have created a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from a replicating virus. This experimental vaccine has proven effective at preventing pneumonia in mice.
Obesity plays a profound role in risk for death from COVID-19, particularly in male patients and younger populations.Compared with patients with a BMI of 18.5 to 24, those with BMIs of 40 to 44 and greater than 45 had relative risks of 2.68 and 4.18, respectively (n=6,916).
Teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape. Teen vapers are 7 times more likely to get COVID-19, according to a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine.
A UC-San Diego masters student has engineered a "mobile gravity suit" that could slow the ravages of weightlessness on astronauts' bodies suffered during extended spaceflight.
Young children would rather explore than get rewards, a study of American 4- and 5 year-olds finds. And their exploration is not random: the study showed children approached exploration systematically, to make sure they didn’t miss anything.
Pfizer's COVID-19 RNA vaccine shows "robust" results in phase 1/2 trial published in Nature today. BNT162b1 "elicited a robust immune response in participants, which increased with dose level and with a second dose."
Deep neural networks and kernel regression achieve comparable accuracies for functional connectivity prediction of behavior and demographics
Occult Overdose Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death - One in six sudden cardiac deaths in San Francisco County are actually occult overdose, suggesting a substantial underestimate of the true extent of overdose deaths.
New Study Suggests ADHD-like Behavior Helps Spur Entrepreneurial Activity - "The research suggests temporary ADHD-like tendencies generated by a lack of sleep, may be a benefit, rather than a hindrance in spurring ventures."
Antibody-secreting cell destiny emerges during the initial stages of B-cell activation