Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds
A researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used Twitter as a lens to look into the lives of nearly 1,000 people who used the site to announce their wedding engagement. By comparing tweets before ...
Starving honey bees lose self-control
A study in the journal of the Royal Society Biology Letters has found that starving bees lose their self-control and act impulsively, choosing small immediate rewards over waiting for larger rewards.
Japanese mobile provider develops exercise breathalyzer device to test for fat burning
Robots strike fear in the hearts of fish
(Phys.org) —The latest in a series of experiments testing the ability of robots to influence live animals shows that bio-inspired robots can not only elicit fear in zebrafish, but that this reaction can ...
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.
University clinical pharmacologist researching chronic lead intoxication in goats
The Nile is a river in Egypt. Sometimes that river is polluted with industrial waste, such as lead, which can cause detrimental effects on local sheep and goats via the water supply.
African-American students may improve grades if teachers convey high standards, study shows
(Phys.org) —African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can ...
Priming plant defenses with aspirin-like compound
For thousands of years, humankind has extracted salicylic acid from willow tree bark to alleviate minor pain, fever, and inflammation. Today, it's used in acne medication and wart removers, among other cosmetic ...
Stereotypes can affect athletes' academic performance
The academic stigma associated with being a student-athlete can lead to underperformance in the classroom, according to a study by Stanford researcher Thomas Dee.
Robotic fish offer new avenue for understanding alcohol's effect on brain, behavior
Rats and mice have long been a model for researchers aiming to understand the complex impact of alcohol and other substances of abuse on behavior and the brain's reward systems. But now, a team at the Polytechnic Institute ...
Facebook Likes could be worth millions: Study confirms online sales are enhanced by social recommendations
When online retailers display customer recommendations next to their product descriptions, it can significantly increase the sales of these. This is the conclusion reached following a study undertaken by ...
Neospora caninum: An underestimated cause of reproductive disorders in dairy production and breeding cattle in Ethiopia
Kassahun Wondim's PhD research shows that the protozoan parasite, N. caninum, is a more frequent cause of miscarriage and stillbirth in intensive and semi-intensive dairy production in Ethiopia than the BVD ...
ESA image: Space-brain networking
An advanced MRI scan of a human brain showing neural networks.