Dogs recognize familiar faces from images
So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has been assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess. Although it's well known, that faces and eye contact ...
Apple's grip on China tablet market loosens
Apple's grip on China's tablet market has loosened as Asian tech companies increase sales with cheaper Android tablet computers, a market report showed Thursday.
Writing programs using ordinary language
In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary ...
Oh brother, where art thou? Sticklebacks prefer to be with relatives
Many animals are able to discriminate between related and unrelated individuals but how they do so has proven remarkably difficult to understand. Joachim Frommen and colleagues at the University of Veterinary ...
Multilingual survey research: Do poor translations cause bias?
Survey results may be biased in multilingual research if consumers are unfamiliar with translated terms, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Does increased exposure to a piece of art make us like it more?
When it comes to judging art, beauty may not just be in the eye of the beholder, according to a study from the University of Leeds.
The Wikipedia paradox: Who's telling the truth?
People are less likely to trust a poorly written article if the visual cues suggest it comes from Wikipedia. Presented with the same information in an alternative layout, their trust will be greater. The ...
Pitch perfect: How fairy-wrens identify other species' alarm calls
When you're a 10-gram fairy-wren living with the constant threat of being killed and eaten it's important to stay alert, and understanding which calls of other species signal danger can help you stay one ...
Study may explain why wolves are forever wild, but dogs can be tamed
Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it's been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, while dogs can gladly become "man's best friend." Now, doctoral research by evolutionary ...
Developers of gadget interfaces must consider interactive skills, reactions of older users
Queensland University of Technology researchers have found the reasons why parents and grandparents often complain their children can pick up a gadget and use it straight away or that they need them to set ...
Study: Mutual fund portfolio risk increased when managers favor home-state stocks
Inexperienced mutual-fund managers and those working for funds with limited resources tend to invest too heavily in companies from their home states without the benefit of actual knowledge of the companies.
Trusting Tiger Woods: How do facial cues affect preference and trust?
People respond to facial cues and this affects their level of trust, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research that looks at the way consumers react to morphed photo images.
Spain the dunces in international science test
Spaniards came bottom of the class in an 11-nation science test and nearly half of them could not name a single important scientist in history, a survey showed Tuesday.
Ravens remember relationships they had with others
In daily life we remember faces and voices of several known individuals. Similarly, mammals have been shown to remember calls and faces of known individuals after a number of years. Markus Boeckle and Thomas ...