Stress shows up in your spit after work interruptions

The body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol when people are repeatedly interrupted at work, researchers report. And yet participants in the new study did not experience an equal rise in their perceived sense of psychological stress. According to the Job Stress Index 2020 compiled by Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, a Swiss health foundation, almost…

Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io is a witches’ brew, composed primarily of the sulfurous exhalations of more than 400 volcanoes that dot the surface. A new study clarifies how it got that way. Until now, it was unclear whether volcanoes spewing hot sulfur dioxide (SO2) are the main contributors to the atmosphere, or whether…

Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io is a witches’ brew, composed primarily of the sulfurous exhalations of more than 400 volcanoes that dot the surface. A new study clarifies how it got that way. Until now, it was unclear whether volcanoes spewing hot sulfur dioxide (SO2) are the main contributors to the atmosphere, or whether…

Nanofoam could make football helmets safe for longer

A liquid nanofoam liner undergoing testing could prolong the safe use of football helmets, researchers report. When a helmet withstands an impact severe enough to cause a concussion to the player wearing it, the safety features of the helmet are compromised, rendering equipment unsafe for further use, says Weiyi Lu, an assistant professor of civil…

Stress shows up in your spit after work interruptions

The body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol when people are repeatedly interrupted at work, researchers report. And yet participants in the new study did not experience an equal rise in their perceived sense of psychological stress. According to the Job Stress Index 2020 compiled by Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, a Swiss health foundation, almost…

Becoming an Everyday Millionaire

My husband and I are on our way to becoming millionaires. Although it has always been one of my life’s goals, my husband couldn’t care less as long as he can play golf in retirement. However, after reading Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan, I can confirm we are on the right path as long as…

3 things drive our social media ‘non-click’ decisions

A new study explores why people make a “non-click” choice, a decision to not respond to some social media posts, even when they spend time as “lurkers” of the content. For the study, published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, researchers observed 38 participants as they scrolled through their Facebook news feeds and found that…

Old dog training methods teach robots new tricks

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, researchers showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks, including stacking blocks. With the method, the robot, named Spot, was able to learn in days what typically takes a month. “I’ve had dogs so I know rewards work and that…