Archive: 13/08/2008

Measuring the 'Colbert Bump'

Democratic politicians receive a 40% increase in contributions in the 30 days after appearing on the comedy cable show The Colbert Report. In contrast, their Republican counterparts essentially gain nothing. These findings ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Other
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A direct gaze enhances face perception

Gaze direction is significant for the processing of visual information from the human face. Researchers in an Academy of Finland funded research project have discovered that the visual system of the brain processes another ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Medical research
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Scientists overcome nanotech hurdle

When you make a new material on a nanoscale how can you see what you have made? A team lead by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC) fellow has made a significant step toward overcoming this major ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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