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It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says
The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.
It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says
It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says

The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.

The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.

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Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System
Margaret Osborne | Jun 21, 2022 | 4 min read
Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.
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Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 
Chloe Tenn | Jan 5, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.
Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Catherine Offord | Nov 24, 2020 | 5 min read
Responses collected from around 25,000 academics reveal that 20 percent couldn’t do their work at all in the spring, but most had found ways to keep their research going.
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Majority of Respondents Support Chimeric Animal Research: Survey
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Almost 60 percent of people in a new study on attitudes in the US felt comfortable using animals to grow human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020 | 3 min read
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019 | 4 min read
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019 | 4 min read
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
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Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019 | 2 min read
Just half of respondents in Eastern Europe agree that vaccines are safe.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019 | 2 min read
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
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Faculty Value Diversity, Though Time and Funding Are Barriers
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019 | 3 min read
A study finds professors from underrepresented groups more actively engage in diversity and inclusion activities.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019 | 2 min read
After three years with very few new chicks, the birds are abandoning one of the biggest breeding sites on the continent, satellite images show.
Examining Grad Student Mental Health
Abby Olena, PhD | Nov 1, 2018 | 8 min read
Some academic institutions are beginning to complement the work of student organizations in addressing mental health problems in graduate school.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018 | 8 min read
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018 | 2 min read
Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  
Time Is Running Out to Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist Staff | May 13, 2018 | 1 min read
There is less than one week left to submit your product for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2018 competition.
Canadian Scientists Least Likely to Share Data: Survey
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2018 | 2 min read
Americans and Australians aren’t far behind, according to a questionnaire of researchers.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018 | 2 min read
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 21, 2017 | 2 min read
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Last Chance to Enter the Fray
The Scientist Staff | Jun 11, 2017 | 1 min read
You only have a couple of days left to submit a product in The Scientist's Top 10 Innovation competition. Your product can't win if it doesn't get in!
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