Pa-ta-ta… o no. Una mujer trabaja en un stand en un festival de queso en Moscú, Rusia.
AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin
Los rusos consideran que sonreir es un signo de estupidez. Las investigaciones de psicología social pueden explicar estas diferencias culturales.
Say cheese … or not. A woman works a stand at a cheese festival in Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
Awareness and knowledge about rabies at a local level is key. This can help prevent bites and encourage people to get post-exposure treatment.
The strategy to eliminate human rabies is straight forward: vaccinate dogs, provide prompt post-exposure vaccines, public education and awareness on prevention.
Impacts of federal research funding can be felt region-wide.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
New World Health Organisation Director-General De Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
An elaborate alert system is needed to test for Ebola.
When an Ebola outbreak is detected, surveillance, community engagement , laboratory services and tracing infected persons should be activated to prevent rapid spread of the disease.
People who eat raw or undercooked meat from infected animals may get anthrax.
Governments in anthrax endemic countries should build efficient surveillance systems that incorporate detection, confirmation and efficient data collation and feedback.
Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease.
Sebastien Compte/University of Tasmania
It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
The public in Sierra Leone was proactive in reporting suspected Ebola cases.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.
A cyberattack on the electricity grid happened in Ukraine – could it happen here too?
The power grid is increasingly computerized. That opens it to attacks and requires new defenses.
Can a power nap increase productivity? Will it affect your sleep at night?
Companies such as Google, Nike and Ben & Jerry’s encourage or allow napping at work, providing employees with napping facilities such as napping pods and quiet rooms where they can nap if desired.
Boran cattle are a popular a local breed in eastern Africa.
Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations
A healthy devil.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Social research shows that consumers want a say in GM food labeling.
The Senate has just reached an agreement for a national system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. What do consumers actually want from GM food labeling?
The extreme architectural investment in Chaco Canyon typifies periods of peak building.
Multiple times over the centuries, climate issues caused Pueblo farming to collapse, taking the establishment down with it. New research suggests there are parallels with American inequalities today.
Light from electronic devices can alter the quality of sleep our quality.
While many of these devices, especially e-readers, seem harmless enough, the light they emit may affect our sleep patterns and leave us feeling tired the next day.
Just resting my eyes.
Woman via www.shutterstock.com
Letting workers have more control over their schedules could help them get more sleep.
The best way to keep your hand off the snooze button is to have a regular sleep schedule every day of the week.
It’s 6.30am and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people – me included – the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button…