Archive: 30/05/2008

All bets are off: Office pools lead to unhappiness

Office pools for the NCAA basketball tournament or Oscar contests are fun, right? Not according to the Journal of Consumer Research. A recent study suggests that betting on the outcome actually reduces people's enjoyment ...

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How about dessert?

People with highly developed emotional sensibilities are better at making product choices, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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Bikini-clad women make men impatient

Images of sexy women tend to whet men's sexual appetite. But stimulating new research in the Journal of Consumer Research says there's more than meets the eye. A recent study shows that men who watched sexy videos or handled ...

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Evidence of a Bose glass state?

"In nano-sized systems many physical properties are greatly altered from those of macroscopic-sized systems. Therefore, study of nano-sized systems, in general, is very important in developing fundamental physics," Keiya ...

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Self-Assembled Viruses

Viruses are true experts at importing genetic material into the cells of an infected organism. This trait is now being exploited for gene therapy, in which genes are brought into the cells of a patient to treat genetic diseases ...

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