Researchers study concept of design fixation
New research into the phenomenon of design fixation – allowing prior experience to blind us to new possibilities – may help in the development of new tools and strategies that help to stimulate the creative ...
Flying low during an emergency, from the pilot's point of view
We climbed out over the Mediterranean after take-off from Barcelona, veered off the Spanish coast, and pointed the nose northeast. Soon we'd be talking to controllers in Marseille and make landfall near Toulon. ...
Barely noticed, 1.3 million spend their youth caring for adults
An estimated 1.3 million children and teens help care for family members with serious health conditions, a number likely to swell as baby boomers age.
Police not prepared for death investigations
Police are ill-equipped to investigate non-criminal deaths and face a challenge to avoid re-traumatising bereaved families as well as emotionally protecting themselves, according to QUT research.
Paid sick days and physicians at work: Ancient Egyptians had state-supported health care
We might think of state supported health care as an innovation of the 20th century, but it's a much older tradition than that. In fact, texts from a village dating back to Egypt's New Kingdom period, about ...
Juvenile gang members in US top 1 million, new study finds
There are over one million juvenile gang members in the U.S., more than three times the number estimated by law enforcement, according to a recent study.
New tool to help detect financial abuse of older Australians
A simple online tool to help bank staff combat rising financial abuse of vulnerable people has been developed, thanks to UNSW support.
Biologists find tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorize the faces of members of their colony and will ...
Research suggests tablet computers good medium for educational materials
Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting – and not just as a ...
Study tests motivational techniques
Every year, U.S. companies spend billions on incentives for salespeople, and although incentives can help boost sales figures, the associated costs cut into the bottom line in a big way.
Stepping stones to NASA's human missions beyond
"That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind." When Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, many strides came before to achieve that moment in history. The same is true for a human ...
Weight Watchers: Shed the pounds but lose your friends?
If you're trying to lose weight, Weight Watchers might seem like the ideal place to share advice and get support. While this may be true when you first join, a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows you'll bond l ...
Nintendo to discontinue Club Nintendo rewards program
Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date.
Love, marriage and town-gown relationships
A new study assesses a town-gown relationship as if it were a marriage: asking community members just how much comfort they felt with people from the campus community and how much effort they put into getting along.