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'Economic violence' caused RBS to fail, new study suggests

University academics look at bank's management and discover why the bank failed. The management style adopted by former senior executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland amounted to ’economic violence’ used to build their reputation and win City backing for their disastrous expansion of RBS, according to an in-depth study by management experts from Newcastle University Business School and...

Better looking birds have more help at home with their chicks

In choosing a mate both males and females rely on visual cues to determine which potential partner will supply the best genes, best nesting site, best territory, and best parenting skills. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that male blue tits' (Cyanistes caeruleus) parental behavior is determined by female ornamentation (ultraviolet...

Desert mystery

There’s a mystery in the Syrian desert shielded by the conflict tearing apart the Middle Eastern nation.

Funding for teacher classroom management study

Disruptive behaviour in the classroom has an adverse effect on both teachers and pupils. It is a common source of stress for teachers and often a catalyst for leaving the profession. For pupils it may affect mental health, academic attainment and adversely impact on all children in a classroom.

Time travel virtually possible

A virtual time-machine will be officially unveiled in St Andrews this weekend (June 23-24, 2012), allowing people the opportunity to explore St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland’s largest medieval church, as it was in its prime.

You are where you e-mail: Global migration trends discovered in email data

(Phys.org) -- For the first time comparable migration data is available for almost every country of the world. To date, records were incompatible between nations and especially by gender and age, nonexistent. Emilio Zagheni from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, for the first time provides a rich migration database by compiling the global flow of...

Acute kidney injury after major elective surgery more common than ever before: Study

The number of patients receiving acute dialysis after cardiac and vascular surgery has increased three-fold since 1995. In a new study, researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences show a significant increase in the complications of severe acute kidney injury requiring dialysis after major elective surgery.

Cambodia remains last vulture bastion in Southeast Asia

In face of what has become a precipitous slide toward extinction across the Asian continent, the vultures of Cambodia have persisted, giving conservationists hope that these important scavengers can come back from the brink, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Royal Government of Cambodia, and other groups in a new study.

Cassini shows why jet streams cross-cut Saturn

Turbulent jet streams, regions where winds blow faster than in other places, churn east and west across Saturn. Scientists have been trying to understand for years the mechanism that drives these wavy structures in Saturn's atmosphere and the source from which the jets derive their energy.

Computer analysis of EEG patterns suggests a potential diagnostic test for autism

From researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, the largest, most rigorous study to date to investigate EEGs as a potential diagnostic tool for autism, and offers hope for an earlier, more definitive test. Widely available EEG testing can distinguish children with autism from neurotypical children as early as age two. Findings could be the basis for a future objective diagnostic test of autism...

Computer program aids blood-sugar control among critically ill

A computer-software program more effectively controlled blood-sugar levels among critically ill patients than nurse-directed care did, according to the first large clinical trial of its kind. The results will be presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

CWRU nurse researcher surveys infection control practices for home patients

Irena Kenneley, assistant professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, conducted a survey of home healthcare practices related to infection control. Kenneley reports in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Home Healthcare Nurse, that home healthcare workers report that they have acquired infections and that the practices to prevent...