How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?
As their moral perspectives change, disillusioned churchgoers find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave. According to a new study in the Journal of Co ...
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
No purchase required to win? Devoted customers not so sure
You've probably seen – or even participated in – promotional contests offered by retailers in which they say "no purchase required to win."
Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords
Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?
Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better consumption choices? According ...
Hurricane churns towards Bermuda, to impact US
A strengthening Hurricane Cristobal had Bermuda in its sights Tuesday, US meteorologists said, warning of heavy rain, high winds and life-threatening rip currents in Florida and beyond.
Low on fuel, rainfall satellite slowly spirals to its death in 2016
After 17 years of faithful service, the end is in sight for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The joint NASA-Japanese mission is out of fuel (except for a small reserve amount for emergencies) ...
New research finds that world-class sprinters attack the ground to maximize impact forces and speed
The world's fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit en route to historic Pluto encounter
(Phys.org) —NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto ...
Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty
(Phys.org) —Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose ...
A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring
(Phys.org) —University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.
In ancient fish teeth, a tale of ecological resilience
(Phys.org) —Microscopic fish teeth may carry a message of hope from an ecological upheaval in the distant past, scientists at Yale University and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) have found.
Blocking cell division with two synergistic chemical inhibitors
(Phys.org) —The cycle of cell division—one cell splitting itself into two—is a crucial and complex process managed by finely tuned molecular machines. When working properly, cell division assures healthy ...
Chinese scientists use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to identify toxic cooking 'gutter oil'
The illegal use of waste cooking oil in parts of the nationwide food system is threatening the public's health in China.