Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land
Concerns around neighbour relations, biosecurity and maximising land use are some of the issues regional land owners in New South Wales are having to navigate as they adapt to a changing agricultural environment that also caters for increasing rural living.
10 Nov 2019 ⋅
Enjoyment of pop music classics linked to combination of uncertainty and surprise
Why is it that people find songs such as James Taylor's "Country Roads," UB40's "Red, Red Wine," or The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" so irresistibly enjoyable?
7 Nov 2019 ⋅ Current Biology
Higher earning “elite” political lobbyists overstate their own achievements, study shows
A third of lobbyists who hadn’t actually achieved what they set out to do said they were successful, while a total of 66 per cent of lobbyists who did achieve what they set out to do said they were successful.
7 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time
To learn new things, we must sometimes fail.
5 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Scientists develop strategy to stabilize single atoms with ionic liquid as electronic stabilizer
Scientists have developed a strategy to stabilize isolated metal atoms on various oxide supports by using ionic liquids (ILs) as an electronic stabilizer.
4 Nov 2019 ⋅ Chem
Faith, truth and forgiveness: How your brain processes abstract thoughts
The ability of humans to think abstractly plays a central role in scientific and intellectual progress.
29 Oct 2019 ⋅ Cerebral Cortex
Science shows hype about your opponent actually messes with your game
Chess and tennis players perform worse against opponents who are rising in the rankings.
28 Oct 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New synthesis method yields degradable polymers
Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.
28 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Chemistry
Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success
When athletes focus on the outcome of a game or race solely to earn a 'reward' or avoid 'punishment', they are more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour.
24 Oct 2019 ⋅ Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Turning plastic trash into treasure
Catalytic method upcycles single-use plastic into high-quality liquid products.
23 Oct 2019 ⋅ ACS Central Science