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Wildfires disrupt moth-flower relationships, increasing risk of extinctions

Wildfires disrupt moth-flower relationships, increasing risk of extinctions

Science
July 12 (UPI) -- New research in Portugal suggests wildfires disrupt unique relationships between flowers and the specialized moths that pollinate them. In the wake of wildfire, wildflowers take advantage of an ecosystem cleared of larger plant species. Post-fire wildflower blooms prove a boon to daytime pollinators like bees and butterflies, but new research showed moths, which visit flowers at night, aren't so lucky. When scientists surveyed moths from sites across Portugal, they found the insects carry a surprising amount of pollen. In the spring, 95 percent of the moths captured and analyzed were carrying pollen. Scientists also found the pollen of 80 percent of the native flower species being carried by surveyed moths. However, pollen levels measured on moths caught in areas recentl...
Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Health
Being expected to check work email during non-work hours is making employees, as well as their significant others, experience higher levels of anxiety, a study shows. Researchers from Virginia Tech surveyed 108 employees working at least 30 hours per week, 138 significant others and 105 managers and found that the sheer expectation of monitoring work email, rather than the amount of time spent doing so, led to increased anxiety in both employees and their significant others. "Some employees admitted to monitoring their work email from every hour to every few minutes, which resulted in higher levels of anxiety and conflict between spouses," co-author William Becker, an associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, told ABC News. Significant others also reported d...
Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Health
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report.Problems with hearing can be socially isolating for everyone involved, the British researchers explained."This is research which reviews the existing evidence we have on the impact of hearing loss on those diagnosed with the condition, as well as those around them," said study leader Venessa Vas, who's with the National Institute of Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Center.Vas and her colleagues analyzed more than 70 existing studies investigating the problems faced by people with hearing loss. The studies also examined the issues faced by people who are close to someone with hearing impairments."Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects the wh...