In blind test, soloists like new violins over old (Update)
Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily.
The problem of false balance when reporting on science
How do you know the people billed as science experts that you see, hear and read about in the media are really all that credible? Or have they been included just to create a perception of balance in the coverage ...
Why Things Become Unpopular
Study shows men and women both biased against women's math abilities
Danish DNA could be key to happiness
(Phys.org) —Economists at the University's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) have looked at why certain countries top the world happiness rankings. In particular they have found the closer a ...
'Rice theory' explains north-south China cultural differences, study shows
A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic ...
Study finds investors prefer good-looking male backed entrepreneurial ventures
Women's professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men's
(Phys.org) —A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple's children, but the more equal the childcare ...
Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study
Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. However, a new ...
Study suggests social identification can mitigate danger felt by people in dense crowds
Let's chalk up some rules before iPads enter every classroom
Adults and youngsters are willing to queue overnight to get their hands on the latest product release from Apple and children appear to be drawn to iPads because of the immediate feedback they get when they use them. ...
Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men
Study suggest people act fairly due to spite, not altruism
Success really does breed success, unique online experiments find
Success really does breed success – up to a point - found researchers from UCL and Stony Brook University, following a series of unique on-line experiments.