Allowing customers to scan products and pay for them using their own mobile phones or iPads is becoming an increasingly common sight in retail outlets.
A new study published in BMC Evolutionary Biology sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate vision and the specialisations in zebrafish to adapt to rapidly changing light conditions. The research was led by Xesús ...
Fungi can sense environmental signals and react accordingly, changing their development, direction of growth, and metabolism. Sensory perception lies at the heart of adaptation to changing conditions, and helps fungi to improve ...
Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or coeducational school.
A ballooning world population, projected to hit 10 billion around 2060, is raising public concerns, according to a new study by the University of Southampton.
Technology can be a wonderful servant but a terrible master. As we know, its applications are not always beneficial to people or to the environment.
Research into public perceptions of charities has found there has been virtually no change in trends of gift giving and attitudes towards charity since 1991, despite economic growth and policy change in the sector.
Young people in Hong Kong are shifting their perceptions of parenthood from traditional Chinese cultural values, which emphasize family relationships and family loyalty, toward global values, such as individualism and consumerism, ...
Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels—and it's happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up
Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3D vision - providing a new model to improve visual perception in robots.