Researchers shed light on how proteins find their shapes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have brought together UCSD theoretical modeling and Caltech experimental data to show ...

Learning from our mistakes: Consumers won't be deceived twice

Sometimes a high price tag, a label, or an ingredient can lead us to believe that we're purchasing a high-quality item. But what happens if the attribute that attracted us to the product is false or meaningless? A new study ...

Turbulence May Promote the Birth of Massive Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- On long, dark winter nights, the constellation of Orion the Hunter dominates the sky. Within the Hunter's sword, the Orion Nebula swaddles a cluster of newborn stars called the Trapezium. These stars are ...

Do experiences or material goods make us happier?

Should I spend money on a vacation or a new computer? Will an experience or an object make me happier? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says it depends on different factors, including how materialistic you ...

Hidden Before Our Eyes: Tiny World Makes Giant Leap to Silver Screen

(PhysOrg.com) -- It’s something of an understatement to say Shekhar Garde has an eye for detail. A global leader in his field, Garde works to shed new light on the hidden world of atoms and molecules. Equipped with state-of-the-art ...

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