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Women’s Leadership Potential for Top Jobs Overlooked in Favor of Men

The potential of women for leadership roles is being overlooked, while men benefit from the perception that they will grow into the role, new research from the University of Kent shows. Researchers at the University’s School of Psychology carried out two experimental studies that suggest that women have to demonstrate high performance in order to...

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Tomato Pan-Genome Makes Bringing Flavor Back Easier

Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don’t have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) may have spotlighted the solution in a paper just published in Nature Genetics. Molecular biologist James Giovannoni with the ARS Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Laboratory and BTI bioinformatics scientist Zhangjun Fei,...

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Eat or Be Eaten: Street Food Vendors Resist and Adapt to Changing Society

Street food vendors are ubiquitous in low- and middle-income countries. They offer up quick, cheap, and diverse food and drink, while also serving as sources of employment and socialization. Yet because the stalls block sidewalks and supposedly drag down real estate values, urbanization projects commonly try to ban or relocate them. Street vendors, however, are...

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VisiBlends, a New Approach to Disrupt Visual Messaging

Visual blends, which join two objects in an unusual, eye-catching way, are an advanced graphic design technique used in advertising, marketing, and the media to draw attention to a specific message. These visual marriages are designed to precipitate an “aha!” moment in the viewer who grasps one idea from the union of two images. For...

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FSU Researcher Finds Hate Crimes Committed by Groups Hurt the Most

Hate crimes committed by groups are especially likely to result in injuries such as broken bones and missing teeth, according to a new study from Florida State University. Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to...

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House Hunting Is a Struggle for Mixed-Race Families

Mixed-race couples are a burgeoning population in the United States, accounting for 17 percent of all new marriages. But a new study shows they have a hard time finding a place to raise their children. BYU sociology professor Ryan Gabriel published the study in the journal Demography with Georgia State’s Amy Spring. They found that mixed-race couples...

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How Do We Make Moral Decisions?

When it comes to making moral decisions, we often think of the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Yet, why we make such decisions has been widely debated. Are we motivated by feelings of guilt, where we don’t want to feel bad for letting the other person down?...

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Intentions Attributed to Other People Change How We See Their Actions

Have you ever noticed how easily people can see the meaning in other’s behaviour? We seem to intuitively know why our child drags us towards the shop window, why our friend steers clear of the spider, or why our partner hands us a drink after a workout. Sometimes, however, this tendency leads us to cling...