Archive: 26/01/2009

'Great speciators' explained: It's intrinsic

New molecular research shows that birds within the family Zosteropidae—named white eyes for the feathers that frame their eyes—form new species at a faster rate than any other known bird. Remarkably, unlike other rapid ...

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Comet impact theory disproved

New data, published today, disproves the recent theory that a large comet exploded over North America 12,900 years ago, causing a shock wave that travelled across North America at hundreds of kilometres per hour and triggering ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Study links gridlock to slow job growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Commuters well versed in the physical and psychological tolls of traffic congestion can now add an economic effect to the list. A new UC Irvine study found that places with sluggish commutes - usually an ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Other
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Trust your gut: Too much thinking leads to bad choices

Don't think too much before purchasing that new car or television. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who deliberate about decisions make less accurate judgments than people who trust their ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Other
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