Bryde's whales share secrets with their fins

Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf's Bryde's whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population.

NOAA study finds fishing tops US lightning death activities

NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths. John Jensenius, a lightning ...

Does mixing eBay and Facebook reduce bidding prices?

In a competitive context, consumers are willing to pay significantly more to win when other bidders are unknown, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

GDP up, happiness down

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years.