Was the Earth ever frozen solid?

The movie The Day After Tomorrow depicts a catastrophic climate shift to global cooling, which is referred to as the new ice age. In the movie, melting of polar ice caused by global warming disrupts the North Atlantic current, ...

'Likes' less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose

How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts.

Entrepreneurial activity breeds entrepreneurial passion

The more effort one ploughs into one's company's success, the more enthusiastic about one's own entrepreneurial activity one becomes. Experiencing success on a regular basis and the the possibility of free choice are two ...

Researchers determine how groups make decisions

From Beats headphones' rise to prominence or a political candidate's surge in the polls to how ants and bees select a new nest site, decisions emerging from groups frequently occur without a leader.

Selection of a desired dynamical behavior

Multi-stability, or coexistence of multiple behaviors, is a universal phenomenon found in almost all areas of science in nature, from lasers and chemical reactions to climate or the brain. The phenomenon of multi-stability ...

When certain consumers bought its lemonade, did Frito-Lay groan?

Positive customer feedback, to say nothing of positive sales, is always a good sign of a new product's potential success, right? Not necessarily, says a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research. According to the study, ...

Measuring the effect of water vapor on climate warming

Water vapor is a potent greenhouse gas. In the atmosphere, the concentration of water vapor increases with the temperature, setting up a powerful positive feedback loop. This water vapor feedback is the strongest known positive ...

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