New Study Eyes Evolution of Fairness and Punishment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have long been puzzled by large societies in which strangers routinely engage in voluntary acts of kindness, respect and mutual benefit even though there is often an individual cost involved.
When reputation is at stake, punishment becomes more responsible
(Phys.org) -- The evolution of cooperative behaviour in people is often explained by the fact that it provides the opportunity to punish undesirable behaviour. However, such punishment is costly and the benefits for the person ...
How E. coli cells work in the human gut
(Phys.org) -- The bacterium Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, has a duplicitous reputation. Scientists tell us that most strains of the microbe live peacefully in our guts or the guts of other mammals, ...
How to tell real whiskey from fake -- faster
Methods for distinguishing between authentic and counterfeit Scotch whisky brands have been devised by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
One bite can destroy a reputation, even if you are a fish
(PhysOrg.com) -- Misbehaving in front of others can ruin your reputation even if you are a fish, according to an international study that has shown for the first time an audience can influence levels of cooperation ...
New cybersecurity tool suite demonstrated
A new suite of cybersecurity software tools is being demonstrated at Idaho National Lab this week. The tools will help the electric utility industry protect their control system networks from cyber attack.
Young job seekers, check your privacy settings
Social media websites can be a boon for employers scoping out job applicants, and that's bad news for certain groups of young people, according to a new Northwestern University study.
Online reputation crucial for small businesses
On Yelp, a popular review site for everything from restaurants to gas stations, fans of Mari Luangrath's cupcake-delivery shop have noted the "hustle" of her operation and the "subtle" flavors of its products.
Companies spring up to manage online images, reputations
A South Florida doctor wanted to bury a bad online rating of his services.
Organizing your Web connections: Social media sorted with smart software
CSIRO's social media analysis software is helping organisations make sense of massive volumes of social media traffic, according to a services research specialist speaking at the Big Data Conference in Sydney ...
Chicago's Field Museum reorganizes amid money woes (Update)
Matt von Konrat is animated as he talks about a plant specimen pulled from the vast botanical collection at the Field Museum of Natural History. Documentation shows it was collected in 1996 in a Colombian ...
Toyota recalls 242,000 Prius, Lexus hybrid cars
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling about 242,000 of its Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles due to problems with their braking systems.
Study finds low agreeableness linked to a preference for aggressive dogs
A study carried out at the University of Leicester's School of Psychology has found that younger people who are disagreeable are more likely to prefer aggressive dogs, confirming the conventional wisdom that dogs match the ...
Toyota recalls made no dent on their brand: study
A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota's safety-related recalls that began in 2009 made little to no impact on how consumers perceived the brand.