University College London

Punishment motivated by fairness, not revenge

Researchers at UCL (University College London) and Harvard University have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge.

dateJul 17, 2012 in Social Sciences
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No evidence for 'knots' in space

( -- Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in General Physics
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New silicon memory chip developed

( -- The first purely silicon oxide-based 'Resistive RAM' memory chip that can operate in ambient conditions – opening up the possibility of new super-fast memory - has been developed by researchers at UCL.

dateMay 18, 2012 in Semiconductors
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Study links Google search behavior to GDP

Internet users from countries with a higher per capita gross domestic product (GDP) are more likely to search for information about the future than information about the past, a quantitative analysis of Google search queries ...

dateApr 05, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Familiarity breeds contempt in cleaner fish

( -- Familiarity with your partner is usually thought to promote teamwork, but new research has found that on coral reefs at least, female cleaner fish are more cooperative with unfamiliar males than their ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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