Antarctic ice walls protect the climate

Ice formation in Antarctica (stock image).Credit: © Lorraine Kourafas / Adobe Stock Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global sea levels by several metres. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, as they prevent rising ocean temperatures and melting glacier ice.advertisement The ocean […]

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Desire for excitement fuels young offenders to commit crime, then skill takes over

Young burglars are driven by a desire for excitement when they initially commit crime, new research from the University of Portsmouth has found.advertisement The paper published today highlights the importance of positive emotion in the initial decisions to commit crime which drive the young person into habitual offending. Researchers compared findings from younger (average age […]

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Job insecurity negatively affects your personality

New research shows that experiencing chronic job insecurity can change your personality for the worse.advertisement The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found those exposed to job insecurity over more than four years became less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious. Report co-author Dr Lena Wang from RMIT University’s School of Management said […]

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Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent past

Sombrero Galaxy (stock image).Credit: © allexxandarx / Adobe Stock Surprising new data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope suggests the smooth, settled “brim” of the Sombrero galaxy’s disk may be concealing a turbulent past. Hubble’s sharpness and sensitivity resolves tens of thousands of individual stars in the Sombrero’s vast, extended halo, the region beyond a galaxy’s central […]

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Technology in higher education: learning with it instead of from it

Technology has shifted the way that professors teach students in higher education. For example, by uploading recorded lectures online, students can reference a digital copy of the topics discussed in class. However, lecture-based teaching traditionally leaves students as consumers of information solely with little room for student creativity or interaction.advertisement Now, researchers at the University […]

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