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People who faint are twice as likely to lose their job

Fainting could be an indicator for unemployment—especially for young people, shows a new study of 21,000 participants.

Results-oriented control freaks not always best managers

You’d think that hiring a manager who is detail-oriented and focused on getting the most out of employees would be good for the bottom line. But research suggests otherwise.

Kids with rich grandparents do better in school

Having rich grandparents can clearly make a child’s life materially easier. But now it appears that wealth may also affect a child’s grades in school.

Are facts about women in war oversimplified?

According to one researcher, oversimplified perceptions of gender roles in war and conflict reproduce gender stereotypes and existing inequalities.

Soldiers play when they are at war

War and play have increasingly become blended together, with negative consequences for a young soldier’s perception of war, say researchers.

Researchers discover letters written to the Sun King’s wife

Letters written to Louis XIV’s wife give a unique insight into seventeenth century religion, shows a new PhD thesis.

Why immigration is such a sore subject for some

Fear of infection and disease could drive anti-immigrant sentiment, shows new research. It is a phenomenon that dates back to our early evolutionary history.

Forbidden products and fit personnel make us buy more

There are all kinds of psychological factors that drive us to shop. Well-trained, muscular clerks and goods on display that we cannot touch are two such ploys that make us open our wallets and buy more costly merchandise.

International science journalism conference comes to Copenhagen

This June, Copenhagen will host a large international conference for science journalists. Sign up to learn more about new media, climate reporting, and responsible journalism. And catch big names such as physicist Lawrence Krauss at Copenhagen’s regular Science and Cocktails.

Four charts which should worry you about rising house prices and inequality

In the US, only a lucky few can afford to invest and take an income from assets such as housing. These four charts show why this matters.

What children seeking asylum want adults to know

Single minor refugees and asylum seekers want adults to see things from their perspective.

Girls beaten by their boyfriend avoid the word ‘violence’

Young women who have experienced violence may be difficult to detect. In online reader’s queries, they try to put what is going on in their relationship into words.

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