Monday, 13 April 2015

“Power poses” might not be so powerful after all

In 2010, researchers at Harvard Business School claimed to have found (PDF) that striking powerful poses caused hormonal and behavioral changes. "Power poses" seemed to raise testosterone, lower cortisol, and increase risk-taking behavior.

As with all research, replication was needed to check the validity of the results. An attempt at replication using additional controls, published recently in Psychological Science, found no behavioral or hormonal effects of “power poses," although they did result in a boost in subjective perception of power. In other words, the original research did not hold up.

The idea that powerful poses could have hormonal effects ties in with a prominent idea in behavioral science: the hypothesis that physical interaction with the environment affects cognitive behavior. It would make sense that there should be a physiological vehicle (such as hormonal changes) for this effect.

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Wireless Sensor That Streams Real-Time Data

PocketLab is a wireless sensor for exploring the world and building science experiments. It streams real-time data, measuring

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NASA’s Space Launch System to Boost Science with Secondary Payloads

When NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) launches on its first flight, it will be doing some serious

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One of my occasional colour shots, taken at one of the gateways to Dartmoor. Spitchwick is a...

One of my occasional colour shots, taken at one of the gateways to Dartmoor. Spitchwick is a magical place with free-running Dartmoor Ponies, cattle and more.

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Large Hadron Collider restarts after 2 years of maintenance

After being shut down for two years, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back online, CERN announced Sunday.

"Today at 10:41am [local time], a proton beam was back in the 27-kilometer ring, followed at 12:27pm by a second beam rotating in the opposite direction," the European Organization for Nuclear Research reported in a statement.

"These beams circulated at their injection energy of 450 GeV. Over the coming days, operators will check all systems before increasing energy of the beams."

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‘Gigashot’ laser installed for European project

A key component of the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction at LLNL has been installed

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Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Looks “Like a Black Hole” from Space

From his perch on the International Space Station, astronaut Terry Virts has been taking some beautiful photos of

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Blogger Love: Going Deeper

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This week, many IFB bloggers sought to go deeper than the #OOTD, with shout outs to philanthropic organizations including Scotty’s House and To Write Love on Her Arm—plus we heard some compelling personal stories. Other posts tackled diversity in magazines, the “new sexual revolution,” and older women’s right to wear leggings. On the lighter side, we have our fair (and necessary) share of fashion and beauty tips, trend pieces and news bites. All around, it’s a well-balanced collection of fashion blogger fare. I hope you enjoy!


A Handful of Stories: Shooting Outfit Posts With the Olympus OMD-EM10 Attire Club: The Men's Guide to Wearing Pastel Colors Bibi Shelter: Jeremy Scott for Adidas Original Fragrance Launch Charlotte Lucy: Alexander McQueen/Nick Waplington: Working Process at The Tate Flip Flops and Furs: A Benefit for Scotty's House Funky Jungle: 5 Fashion 'Must Haves' I Don't Own A Glamorous Revelation: To Write Love on Her Arms Jodie's Touch of Style: Leggings With a Tunic After 50 Ms. Fabulous: Winners of the 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards Prime Butterfly: 5 Magazine Trends That Need to Die in 2015 Purushu Arie: Celebrating the Spirit of the Seventies Riva la Diva: Easy DIY Valentino-Inspired Dress Tutorial Ri(t)ch Styles: How to Pick the Right T-Shirt for a Guy Sly on the Wall: A Hair Story Spy Girl: L.A. Frock Stars—Golden Age of Hollywood Storybook Apothecary: Swimwear Looks for Every Style Suzanne Carillo: 10 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Watching Mad Men That Paki Blog: Illustrating Pakistan Fashion Week by Mahoor Jamal TLV Birdie: Watch Your Mouth Wear It Fair: Vintage Styles for Work, Rest and Play

 
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LLNL deploys world’s highest peak-power laser diode arrays

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the

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NASA Drives Future Discoveries with New International Space Station Information System

A new NASA-designed information system will drive discoveries as scientists and researchers devise future investigations to be conducted

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