Do rats care for each other?

The Tweet: “Some rats are more compassionate than humans.” A study into rat behaviour points towards empathy in the animal kingdom. We think of empathy – the ability to think compassionately about those around us – as a particularly advanced, human, trait. But rats in a lab experiment conducted by researchers at the University of […]

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Why napping on the job is good

The Tweet: “Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes.” Calls for napping in the workplace following cases of air traffic controllers falling asleepon the job are supported by research that shows short naps improve mental alertness. A ’26-minute nap improved performance 34% and alertness 54%’ according to a study from 1995, conducted […]

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