Archive: 12/20/2007

Economist examines costs of extreme cold weather

Fatalities in the continental United States tend to climb for several weeks after severe cold spells, ultimately numbering 360 per chilly day and 14,380 per year, according to a new study co-authored by a University of California, ...

Dec 20, 2007
4.3 / 5 (6) 0

Christmas Eve Sky Show

It's Christmas Eve, and you're snuggled cozily in your den. A glowing fire gently crackles and pops in the fireplace, and your head starts to droop as you nod off. Just then, something cold and wet nudges ...

Dec 20, 2007
3.9 / 5 (9) 1

Shoppers more likely to buy from attractive salespeople

If you've ever noticed some stores only have exceptionally good looking employees, it may be because the owners are on to something: people want to buy more from them. Now researchers have proven there's science to back up ...

Dec 20, 2007
4.4 / 5 (9) 0

New species of butterfly discoverd

A team of London-based explorers discovered a new species of butterfly in the northern reaches of the Andes mountain range in South America.

Dec 20, 2007
3.4 / 5 (5) 0