Human activity is 'almost certainly' driving climate change, IPCC leaked report says
Human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change and global sea levels could rise by several feet by the end of the century, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
Waking up to a new year: Team discovers an exoplanet that orbits its star in 8.5 hours
In the time it takes you to complete a single workday, or get a full night's sleep, a small fireball of a planet 700 light-years away has already completed an entire year.
Ecosystems change long before species are lost
(Phys.org) —Communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought, according to a new study at Rice University.
Physicists propose Higgs boson 'portal' as the source of this elusive entity
One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. This value is so small, ...
Views you can use? How online ratings affect your judgment
Are you influenced by the opinions of other people—say, in the comments sections of websites? If your answer is no, here's another question: Are you sure?
What are the risks when hens lay their eggs on the floor?
Hens usually prefer to lay their eggs in nests but it is not unusual for some eggs to be laid on the floor of the hen house or on the ground and in some cases the incidence of floor eggs can be quite high. ...
Don't stand so close: The downside of suppliers getting cozy with their customers
Specialty suppliers such as those that cluster around the technology industry in the Silicon Valley and the auto industry in Detroit foster economic growth, right?
Empowering your customers? Think twice about social media campaigns
Companies that empower consumers by involving them in important processes such as product development shouldn't also try to influence them through social media, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Marine scientists are decoding the mechanism for long-term climate fluctuations in the Atlantic
Why does hurricane activity vary from decade to decade? Or rainfall in the Sahel region? And why are the trans-Atlantic changes frequently in sync? A German-Russian research team has investigated the role ...
Artificial organelles transform free radicals into water and oxygen
Researchers at the University of Basel have successfully developed artificial organelles that are able to support the reduction of toxic oxygen compounds. This opens up new ways in the development of novel ...
People choose baby names to be fashionable
(Phys.org) —Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels—because they are fashionable, ...
Using RFID for fiber composites
Antennas that are capable of transmitting radio waves turn components into intelligent objects. Researchers have now found a way to embed these antennas in fiber composites. As a result, the technology also ...
Free perks and upgrades: Could they actually embarrass consumers?
Consumers may not enjoy receiving free perks or upgrades in public, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Aligning values with employer can lead to promotion, suggests new study
Employees looking to move up within their organization should get on board with the goals and values of their employer, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.