'It takes 2 to know 1': Shared experiences change self-recognition
Looking at yourself in the mirror every morning, you never think to question whether the person you see is actually you. You feel familiar—at home with your own unique self image. After all, you have been sporting the same ...
Ultrafast chemical imaging lights the way to monolayer and nanometer spatial resolution
Since the 19th century, microscopy and spectroscopy methods have illuminated many aspects of chemistry and physics, from defining atomic spectra to bringing clarity to Einstein's photoelectric effect.
The Curiosity rover's ultimate self-portrait
OK, we thought the low-resolution self-portrait from yesterday was great… but here's the real goods: a monster, high-resolution awesome mosaic of 55 images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), sh ...
Do thin models and celebrities really help sell to women?
Advertisers who put images of female celebrities and models next to their products spark scorn rather than shopping, according to new research.
'Self-assembly' technique for making cheap, high-density data storage
Imagine being able to store thousands of songs and high-resolution images on data devices no bigger than a fingernail. Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and the National University ...
Science and the mind game of the penalty
With just one kick, you will be remembered forever as a hero. Or as an utter choker.
Overcoming the 'fear of Insignificance'
In the not-too-distant past, young people aspired to become lawyers and doctors. Now they yearn to achieve the celebrity of a Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey -- and these goals extend to adults as well. This ...
Sexy doesn't always sell: When do beautiful models help?
Having an attractive model shill for a product only helps influence sales in certain situations, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. It seems it all depends on the set-up for the advertising.
Body weight linked to children's self-esteem
(PhysOrg.com) -- National statistics show one in four children in Canada are obese, yet very little research has been done to find out what effects, if any, being overweight has on their self esteem and well-being.
Discovering addiction clues could help smokers kick the habit
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you've ever tried to quit smoking, understanding how you got hooked in the first place probably seems irrelevant. But University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist Rick Bevins believes those ...