In birds, personalities can be a question of weather
We all know about people's personalities, and anyone with a dog or a cat will also tell you about their temperaments. More surprising, though, is how many others, from octopuses to frogs and even spiders ...
Discovery helps show how breast cancer spreads
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered why breast cancer patients with dense breasts are more likely than others to develop aggressive tumors that spread. The ...
Does mixing eBay and Facebook reduce bidding prices?
In a competitive context, consumers are willing to pay significantly more to win when other bidders are unknown, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Dangerous dogs are 'business asset' for owners, says research
Dangerous and aggressive dogs are increasingly used as a business asset for their owners, helping them with image branding, debt collection, security and income generation, research says.
Apple, Samsung battle for hearts and wallets of phone users
Last fall, college sophomore John Castro did what was considered the unthinkable among his friends: The devoted Apple fan bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, the closest thing to an iPhone killer.
Administration developing penalties for cybertheft
Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate ...
Quantum dots deliver vitamin D to tumors for possible inflammatory breast cancer treatment
The shortened daylight of a Maine winter may make for long, dark nights – but it has shone a light on a novel experimental approach to fighting inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), an especially deadly form of breast cancer.
Softbank 3Q profit doubles on iPhone sales
Japanese phone company Softbank, owned by billionaire Masayoshi Son, says its net profit more than doubled in the October-December quarter from a year earlier, helped by strong sales of Apple's iPhone and iPads.
Real angry birds 'flip the bird' before a fight
Male sparrows are capable of fighting to the death. But a new study shows that they often wave their wings wildly first in an attempt to avoid a dangerous brawl.
Meatworkers prone to violence, expert says
Meatworkers are more inclined to commit acts of violence, new research by Flinders University animal studies expert Dr Nik Taylor has found.
From bullying to relationships: Mapping our online communications
When we typically think of kids who are the victims of school bullying, what comes to mind are isolated youth who do not fit in. A new study, however, shows that when that harassment occurs online, the victims tend to be ...
Town near US shooting scene plans video game buyback
While other US cities are buying back guns, a New England town not far from the December 14 mass shooting of 20 first-grade pupils is urging the public to turn in violent video games.
India's Infosys denies reports of 5,000 job cuts (Update)
Indian software outsourcing giant Infosys said Friday it was weeding out under-performing staff and would be asking some to leave, but denied a media report saying 5,000 workers were to be sacked.
'Tools for getting along' curriculum helps schoolchildren solve social conflicts, study finds
(Phys.org)—Two University of Florida special education researchers have found a method to help at-risk students with significant behavioral problems learn to calm aggressive tendencies and actively solve their social conflicts.