Study: Vowel sounds affect consumer buying

A U.S. study determined product names with vowel sounds that convey positive attributes about the product are deemed more favorable by consumers.

NASA extends Johnson Space Center contract

NASA has awarded five one-month extensions of its Johnson Space Center operations support contract to the Computer Sciences Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas.

Coronet: A Star Formation Neighbor

While perhaps not quite as well known as its star formation cousin of Orion, the Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet Cluster) is one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation.

Zebrafish to shed light on human mitochondrial diseases

Zebrafish can now be used to study COX deficiencies in humans, a discovery that gives scientists an unprecedented window to view the earliest stages of mitochondrial impairments that lead to potentially fatal metabolic disorders, ...

Good fences make good neighbors

In the last century, more than 100 million people have perished in violent conflict, very often because of local clashes between ethnically or culturally distinct groups. In a novel study this week in Science, researchers ...

Marrying natural and social sciences for Mother Earth's sake

No one says marriage is easy – but an international group of 16 natural scientists and social scientists, including three from Michigan State University, are saying the wedding of natural sciences and social sciences is ...

Oldest stars may shed light on dark matter

The universe’s earliest stars may hold clues to the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up most of the universe’s matter but doesn’t interact with light, cosmologists report.

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