‘Bursty’ email communication helps groups convert resources into results

Many organizations arrange employees into groups, and research has recognized the importance of groups having access to resources (e.g., labor, knowledge, raw materials, technology, financial capital), as well as how they use those resources to ensure optimal performance. These studies have shown that groups with the same resources vary in how they use what is […]

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What are you looking at? ‘Virtual’ communication in the age of social distancing

From health care to education to media, social distancing across the globe due to coronavirus (COVID-19) has created the need to conduct business “virtually” using Skype, web conferencing, FaceTime and any other means available. With this expansive use of mobile and video devices, now more than ever, it is important to understand how the use […]

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Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Sand dunes (stock image).Credit: © aiisha / Adobe Stock Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other. A team from the University of Cambridge has found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbours.advertisement Using an experimental dune ‘racetrack’, the researchers observed that two identical dunes […]

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Scientists discover how rogue communications between cells lead to leukemia

New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause Leukemia.advertisement The discovery could pave the way for new, targeted medical treatments that block this process. Blood cancers like leukemia occur when mutations in stem cells cause them to produce too many blood cells. An international team of scientists, including researchers at […]

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Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate

Seal swimming underwater (stock image).Credit: © RLS Photo / Adobe Stock Marine mammals like whales and seals usually communicate vocally using calls and whistles.advertisement But now a Monash University-led international study has discovered that wild grey seals can also clap their flippers underwater during the breeding season, as a show of strength that warns off competitors […]

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Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics

Bacteria illustration (stock image).Credit: © Christoph Burgstedt / Adobe Stock A bacterial infection is not just an unpleasant experience — it can also be a major health problem. Some bacteria develop resistance to otherwise effective treatment with antibiotics. Therefore, researchers are trying to develop new types of antibiotics that can fight the bacteria, and at the […]

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