High finance, high anxiety

Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?"

What do liberals and conservatives look for in a date?

Liberals and conservatives are looking for the same thing when they join online dating websites, according to new research co-authored by University of Miami political scientist Casey Klofstad. The study, published in Political ...

Monkeys found to conform to social norms

Human tendency to adopt the behaviour of others when on their home territory has been found in non-human primates. Researchers at the University of St Andrews observed 'striking' fickleness in male monkeys, when it comes ...

No regrets: Close that menu and enjoy your meal more

Certain physical acts of completion provide consumers with a sense of closure that makes them happier with their purchases, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions

In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to research published December 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE ...

First mouse, now human, lab-grown eye tissue

Producing retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells is now possible thanks to a team of researchers led by Yoshiki Sasai of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan.

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