Feeling younger can protect adults against health decline, study finds

Simply feeling younger can protect middle-aged and older adults against health decline by buffering against stress, an astonishing new study reveals.  Researchers in Germany investigated whether people’s ‘subjective age’ – feeling younger than we actually are – had an effect on the detrimental effects of stress.  Specifically, the experts looked into the effects of stress … Read more

Working from home could lead to discrimination and staff missing out on promotion, study finds

Working from home could lead to Britons losing out on career opportunities and create discrimination in offices, a new study warns today. So-called ‘hybrid working’ models which give staff the flexibility to work between home and the office could be ‘dragging businesses back decades’, according to a team of business psychologists at the Cambridgeshire-based firm, OE … Read more

Sitting with your back to the wall is the best seat in the office, study finds

Sitting with your back to the wall is the best seat in the office (and NOT just because the boss can’t see what you’re up to), study finds Study found having desk looking out at too many others makes it harder to focus UCL researchers surveyed 172 working for London firm in large open-plan office … Read more

Conversations about others can help you to feel more connected and form relationships, study finds 

 Gossiping about other people can make you feel more connected to those around you and even help you form better relationships, according to a new study. Neuroscientists from Dartmouth College had a group of volunteers play a series of online games and monitored the role of gossip between the different participants.  The US researchers found … Read more

Humans are using 73% more natural resources than the Earth produces in a year, study reveals

The more than 7.5 billion people living on Earth are using nearly 73 percent more natural resources than the Earth produces in a year, a study has found. A new report looks at the deficit in the world’s ‘biocapacity’ – the ability of the ecosystem to generate natural resources – compared to human demand.  And joint researchers … Read more

Fifteen volunteers emerge from isolation study in French cave after spending 40 days underground

A group of 15 people taking part in an experiment where they cut themselves off from the world have re-emerged from a cave in France after 40 days. Leaving their cave dwelling on Saturday, the group from a scientific experiment to say that time seemed to pass more slowly in their cavernous underground abode, where … Read more

Running: Nike Vaporfly 4% trainers boost elite athletes’ performance by up to 1.7%, study finds 

Want to run faster? Change your SHOES! Launch of Nike Vaporfly 4% trainers featuring thicker, lighter foam and rigid plate along the midsole in 2017 boosted elite athletes’ performance by up to 1.7%, study finds Nike introduced the Vaporfly with its ‘advanced shoe technology’ back in 2017 The trainers’ midsole has thicker, lighter foam and a … Read more

Humans have been altering Earth’s land for 12,000 years, study reveals 

Humans have been reshaping ecology across most of the Earth for at least 12,000 years, but ancient civilizations did not misuse the land like today’s inhabitants, a new study reveals.  A team of international scientists determined for most of history, humans have occupied the same amount of land across the globe and by 10000 BC, … Read more

New study reveals a MILLION more EU migrants came to the UK over the last decade

New study reveals a MILLION more EU migrants came to the UK over the last decade than first thought, as it suggests governments made policy decisions based on inaccurate data It suggest governments have made policy decisions based on inaccurate data There were 54,000 fewer non-EU migrants every year than estimates since 2012 Net immigration … Read more

Older adults are ‘most likely to make the effort to help others’, study shows

Generation generous: Older people are more likely than younger adults to put in effort to help strangers Researchers found older people were more willing to put in the physical effort When a task required more effort older adults were the more willing help others  ‘Prosocial’ behaviour – intended to benefit others – changes as people get older  … Read more