Tweeter changes stock symbol after Twitter mix-up
Tweeter is not Twitter. And it's changing its stock symbol to avoid any confusion.
China discovers primitive, 5,000-year-old writing
Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from a relic site in eastern China dating about 5,000 years back. The inscriptions are about 1,400 years older than ...
Study finds Muslim women wearing headscarfs face job discrimination
In a study, Assistant Professor Sonia Ghumman from the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business found that Hijabis (Muslim women who wear headscarfs) encountered discrimination when seeking employment.
Birds may have inspired Beothuk beliefs: Discovery sheds light on the spiritual life of an extinct Aboriginal group
(Phys.org) —Digging around historical Aboriginal sites in Newfoundland led a University of Alberta researcher to find clues potentially linking birds to the religious beliefs of a now-extinct First Nations ...
Austria probes gruesome fate of Nazi-era disabled
(AP)—Forensic crews scraping away dirt from the remains of the Nazi-era psychiatric patients were puzzled: The skeletal fingers were entwined in rosary beads. Why, the experts wondered, would the Nazis—who ...
Women use emoticons more than men in text messaging :-)
(Phys.org)—Women are twice as likely as men to use emoticons in text messages, according to a new study from Rice University.
Strangers on a bus: Study reveals lengths commuters go to avoid each other
You're on the bus, and one of the only free seats is next to you. How, and why, do you stop another passenger sitting there? New research reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice the paper, published ...
Inside a mathematical proof lies literature, says Stanford's Reviel Netz
Like novelists, mathematicians are creative authors. With diagrams, symbolism, metaphor, double entendre and elements of surprise, a good proof reads like a good story.
Computer scientist cracks mysterious 'Copiale Cipher'
The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.
Who color-coded Christmas?
Red and green the conventional colours of Christmas are not, as many might suppose, a legacy of the Victorians. Instead, they hark back to the Middle Ages and perhaps even earlier, according ...
Crows are capable of distinguishing symbols, study finds
Fujitsu accelerates verification of Java software through parallel processing
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In ...
Scientists develop new way to decipher hidden messages in symbols
Reading Arabic isn't easy
A series of studies published in Neuropsychology has shown that because of the visual complexity of Arabic orthography, the brain's right hemisphere is not involved in decoding the text in the first stages of learning to rea ...