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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Research duo examines reasons for low participation in weatherization assistance program
As Midwest temperatures dip in October, ash and maple trees flaunt bronze and flaming red leaves, and college football fans launch into super-zeal mode. It's a great time to be outdoors. Not necessarily so ...
More cycling with e-bikes
According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.
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. ...