Top 5 downloaded articles of January 2020

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Here are the top downloaded articles by ZendyPlus users in January 2020:

1. Water: Towards a culture of responsibility

Clean, fresh drinking water is essential to human and animal life. It’s equally important to the world economy: it functions as a universal solvent, makes possible industrial cooling and transportation, and is necessary for all kinds of agriculture. Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia Water, takes us on a tour of the world’s waters, of our water. Lack of clean water kills 2.2 million people every year, and nearly 1 billion people do not have reliable access to clean drinking water. Continue reading on ZendyPlus:

2. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus transmission

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection causes a spectrum of respiratory illness, from asymptomatic to mild to fatal. MERS-CoV is transmitted sporadically from dromedary camels to humans and occasionally through human-to-human contact. Current epidemiologic evidence supports a major role in transmission for direct contact with live camels or humans with symptomatic MERS, but little evidence suggests the possibility of transmission from camel products or asymptomatic MERS cases. Continue reading on ZendyPlus:

3. Cultural dialectics in international teamwork dynamics

Some people see multinational collaboration as a problem, while others see it as an opportunity. Intercultural teamwork involves a dynamic push-pull tension between diversity and unity which places its study solidly within a dialectic perspective. In-depth interviews were conducted with 27 individuals, from various industries, who held management or supervisory positions, worked on multinational teams, and spent time working abroad. Continue reading on ZendyPlus:

4. Mindfulness improves verbal learning and memory through enhanced encoding

Mindfulness is a state of being characterized by present moment awareness of the unfolding of experience in a nonreactive way. Recent research has begun to demonstrate the effectiveness of mindfulness in improving certain cognitive abilities, including verbal learning and memory. However, no research has investigated the potential mechanism by which mindfulness may improve verbal learning and memory. Continue reading on ZendyPlus:

5. The secret life of the sun

Astronomers know that in about five billion years, the sun will burn through its hydrogen supply and begin to cool, ballooning into a swollen behemoth whose outer edges might swallow our planet. However, they are still learning how the sun’s death rattle will influence the interstellar medium (the gas and dust that fills the space between stars), the makeup of future stars and the galaxy as a whole. Continue reading on ZendyPlus:

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