Quasar's belch solves longstanding mystery (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- When two galaxies merge to form a giant, the central supermassive black hole in the new galaxy develops an insatiable appetite. However, this ferocious appetite is unsustainable.
Evolution of a natural gene network explored by Yale researchers
Scientists have extensive knowledge of how mutations of single genes during evolution can have a fitness cost or benefit for the host organism. However, genes are often embedded into complex regulatory networks. ...
Saying sorry really does cost nothing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Economists have finally proved what most of us have suspected for a long time - when it comes to apologising, talk is cheap. According to new research, firms that simply say sorry to disgruntled customers ...
Researchers study relationship between temperature and atmospheric aerosol abundance
As temperatures warm, plants release gases that help form clouds and cool the atmosphere, according to research from IIASA and the University of Helsinki. The new study, published in Nature Geoscience, identi ...
Researcher builds a better job performance review
A critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, a Kansas State University researcher has found.
Negative feedback makes cells 'sensitive'
New research has shown that negative feedback loops in cell signalling systems can be essential for a cell's ability to perceive the strength of a growth stimulus. Cells lacking the feedback loop became insensitive to the ...
Biologist discovers 'stop' signal in honey bee communication (w/ Video)
A biologist at UC San Diego has discovered that honey bees warn their nest mates about dangers they encounter while feeding with a special signal that's akin to a "stop" sign for bees.
The positive effects of negative blogs
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to online word-of-mouth about companies, what is bad, is good. At least, in moderation.
Retail therapy: Shopping to cope with future challenges
Consumers often shop to cope with stressful situations but they are much more selective when it comes to shopping as a way to cope with future challenges, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
The search for a job begins and ends with you
Staying motivated is always tough, but it certainly gets easier when you start seeing results. That's why keeping your spirits up during a job search can be extremely difficult. Candidates often face repeated rejection and ...
Researchers advance ability to control biological processes at cell-level
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute of Science identify a means of controlling biological processes that could help treatments for immune disease, neurological disorders ...
Why do experts seek negative feedback to get motivated?
Novices are more motivated by positive feedback than experts, who prefer a harsh critic, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug
(AP) -- The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence ...
New research shows correlation between online shopping and keeping up with the Joneses
Online retailers have long wondered if trumpeting consumer-behavior statistics on their websites could hurt business. New findings from Binghamton University should ease their fears, just in time for Cyber ...