Being watched makes electricity users consume less
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Learning entrepreneurship: Starting a business is a matter of adequate training
Entrepreneurship as vocation? As a talent, which reveals itself early on and is the requirement for a successful start-up? This is the prevailing - yet wrong - view. Entrepreneurship is an acquired skill. ...
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 ...
Measuring customer value? Don't overlook product returns
When trying to identify "good" customers, managers often ignore those who return products, or might even consider those customers non-ideal, decreasing the resources devoted to them. In the long term, however, satisfactory ...
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.
Chrysler recalling nearly 46,000 2013 Ram trucks
Chrysler Group is recalling 45,961 Ram trucks because their electronic stability control systems may not turn on when the vehicles start.
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.
Program reduces bullying by students with disabilities, study finds
Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a social and emotional learning program, a new study found.
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 ...
Improving work conditions increases parents' time with their children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce work-family conflict gave employed parents more time with their children without reducing their work time.
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.