Leaders take note: Feeling powerful can have a hidden toll

New research from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finds that feeling psychologically powerful makes leaders’ jobs seem more demanding. And perceptions of heightened job demands both help and hurt powerful leaders.advertisement Trevor Foulk of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L. Schaffel Professor at […]

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Photosynthesis could be as old as life itself

Cyanobacteria (stock image).Credit: © RomanenkoAlexey / stock.adobe.com Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved on Earth.advertisement The finding also challenges expectations for how life might have evolved on other planets. The evolution of photosynthesis that produces oxygen is thought to […]

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The right ‘5-a-day’ mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Woman shopping for fruits and vegetables (stock image).Credit: © igishevamaria / stock.adobe.com Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruits and 3 are vegetables, is likely the optimal amount for a longer life, according to new research published today in […]

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I ain’t afraid of no ghosts: People with mind-blindness not so easily spooked

Ghostly skeleton in the woods (stock image).Credit: © fergregory / stock.adobe.com People with aphantasia — that is, the inability to visualise mental images — are harder to spook with scary stories, a new UNSW Sydney study shows.advertisement The study, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, tested how aphantasic people reacted to reading distressing […]

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Childhood diet has lifelong impact

Child reaching for broccoli and cauliflower (stock image).Credit: © Jevanto Productions / stock.adobe.com Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study in mice suggests.advertisement The study by UC Riverside researchers is one of the first to show […]

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The science of siestas: New research reveals the genetic basis for daytime napping

Sleeping in a hammock (stock image).Credit: © estradaanton / stock.adobe.com How often a person takes daytime naps, if at all, is partly regulated by their genes, according to new research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in Nature Communications. In this study, the largest of its kind ever conducted, the MGH team […]

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