Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity, study finds

(Phys.org)—Liberals and conservatives who are polarized on certain politically charged subjects become more moderate when reading political arguments in a difficult-to-read font, researchers report in a new study. Likewise, ...

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus

The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends.

Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley

Everyone dreams of striking it rich - and what they would do with such a windfall. A new house? A fancy car? Maybe designer clothes selected by a personal shopper. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true.

Do witchcraft beliefs halt economic progress?

Believing in witchcraft is a salient feature of daily life in many parts of the world. In worst-case scenarios, such beliefs lead to murder, and they may also cause destruction of property or societal ostracism of the accused ...

Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing

A group of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have examined how a communication network can arise within a new experiment called 'Expert Game'. They discovered that the driving mechanism for the emergence of communication ...

CEO compensation study examines factors in excess returns

Of many issues associated with CEO compensation, excess returns are likely among the most controversial. UT Dallas researchers examined how boards face pressures when trying to control this problem.

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