Archive: 12/06/2007

Hiring practices influenced by beauty

A new study published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear distinction between the attractive and ...

Dec 06, 2007 4 / 5 (11) 0

Tiny pest-eating insect fights fruit flies

Farmers and vineyard owners have a new weapon in their pest management arsenal. A commonly used parasitoid, or parasitic insect that kills its host, has proven to be quite effective in the control of fruit ...

Dec 06, 2007 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Like humans, monkey see, monkey plan, monkey do

How many times a day do you grab objects such as a pencil or a cup? We perform these tasks without thinking, however the motor planning necessary to grasp an object is quite complex. The way human adults grasp ...

Dec 06, 2007 5 / 5 (10) 1

Scientists issue Bali climate change warning

More than 200 leading climate scientists have today warned the United Nations Climate Conference of the need to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with a window of only 10-15 years for global emissions to peak ...

Dec 06, 2007 3 / 5 (4) 3

Variable nanocomposites

What appear under an atomic force microscope to be tiny rings with little bits missing are actually nanoscopic rings made of double-stranded DNA with a little gap in the form of a short single-stranded fragment. As Michael ...

Dec 06, 2007 4.7 / 5 (12) 1