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Five tips for understanding and managing your emotions to build flourishing connections

Taking responsibility for the way you behave towards others can improve your professional relationships.Credit: Misha Friedman/Getty The cognitive-intelligence quotient, known as IQ, is an important factor in determining your reasoning ability, but a high IQ score is not the whole story when it comes to thriving professionally (and personally). Another dimension of human intelligence, known …

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NASA Gets a Quick Peek at a Mysterious Layer of the Sun

Imagine for a minute that you have been transported to the middle layers of the sun’s atmosphere. The sun’s surface, the “visible disc” scientists call the photosphere, boils below you, red-hot plasma heated to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Above you, the vast corona, an atmospheric aura of gas superheated to several million degrees Fahrenheit, flings heat, …

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Gut microbes regroup to aid defence after infection

Complex interactions between a mammalian host and its intestinal microbiota (the community of microorganisms that reside in the small and large intestines) influence host health and disease susceptibility. A major challenge in delving into the mechanistic relationships driving such interactions is the high diversity of species in the microbiota, which gives rise to a microbial …

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An ice core from cold-war days reveals Greenland’s green and balmy past

Climate sciences 15 March 2021 The island lived up to its name one million years ago, when the ice sheet of today was missing. Long-frozen areas of Greenland were ice-free in warmer periods of the past — a potentially bad omen for the fate of the island’s massive ice sheet. To understand the history of …

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Author Correction: Speciation by hybridization in Heliconius butterflies

Correction to: Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/nature04738Published online 15 June 2006In this Letter, there is an error in the analysis of data that affects some of the conclusions. The three main conclusions of the Letter were as follows. First, that the Heliconius heurippa wing pattern arose by hybridization between H. cydno cordula and H. m. melpomene, demonstrated by …

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Tips from neuroscience to keep you focused on hard tasks

Space scientists at Systems Labs, California, in 1957.Credit: J.R. Eyerman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Some of scientists’ most rewarding moments come when we confront a hard problem or a difficult task. Solving a major methodological hurdle, designing an elegant experiment, making sense of a puzzling result, working on a new model or writing a paper or …

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