Cooling the warming debate: Major new analysis confirms that global warming is real
- 11/10/21 20:47
Bolivia cancels controversial Amazon highway
Global warming is real, according to a major new study. Despite issues raised by climate change skeptics, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study finds reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of approximately 1 degree Celsius since the...
Expect a tough round of climate talks in Durban: S.Africa
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Friday he was cancelling a controversial plan to build a highway through an Amazon ecological reserve that has triggered widespread protests.
Germany warns Facebook over face-recognition app
The upcoming UN climate talks in South Africa will be "tough" despite progress in moving toward a new round of Kyoto Protocol commitments, South Africa's foreign minister said Friday.
Groupon seeks to raise up to $621 million from IPO
Facebook has until November 7 to bring its facial recognition software into conformity with privacy laws in Germany and the European Union or face legal action, a government lawyer told AFP Friday.
Hackers promise AFP photos in 'email scam'
US online daily deals sensation Groupon said Friday that it hopes to raise as much as $621 million from its initial public offering, less than previously expected.
Housing, health care contribute most to rising costs of living in Washington
A computer security firm warned on Friday that cybercriminals were attempting to exploit Agence France-Presse photos of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi in an email scam.
How does hand orientation help consumers imagine using products?
It costs 8 percent more on average than it did two years ago for Washington residents to make ends meet, according to a new report from a University of Washington research group.
How plants sense touch, gravity and other physical forces
Consumers need a little help when it comes to imagining using products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Sometimes that means orienting an advertisement toward a dominant hand or helping them picture using the product (like putting a spoon in a soup advertisement).
Hulu shows heading for Nintendo Wii and 3DS
At the bottom of plants' ability to sense touch, gravity or a nearby trellis are mechanosensitive channels, pores through the cells' plasma membrane that are opened and closed by the deformation of the membrane. Elisabeth Haswell, Ph.D., a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis, is studying the roles these channels play in Arabdopsis plants by growing mutant plants that lack one or more...
Is it best to withhold favorable information about products?
Nintendo said Friday that online video service Hulu Plus will stream movies and television shows to Wii and 3DS videogame systems by the end of the year.
Lawmakers to honor pioneering US astronauts
Consumers are more likely to choose products when marketers withhold some favorable information until late in the choice process, according to the Journal of Consumer Research. But marketers need to walk a fine line to disclose information at just the right time.
LinkedIn unimpressed as Facebook dives into job market
The first American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the first men to walk on the moon will receive the US Congress's highest honor at a ceremony on November 16, a top lawmaker announced Friday.
Researchers generate first complete 3-D structures of bacterial chromosome
Facebook Inc. has struck a partnership with the U.S. Labor Department to help the unemployed find jobs.
Road map to mental illness is being redrawn, reshaping categories and research targets
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University and the Prince Felipe Research Centre in Spain have deciphered the complete three-dimensional structure of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus's chromosome. Analysis of the resulting structure -- published this week in Molecular Cell -- has revealed new insights into the function...
Social isolation: Are lonely consumers actually loners or conformers?
When psychiatrists diagnose mental illness, they turn to an unwieldy book called the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," or DSM for short.
The cost of consumer fibbing: Can it hurt to tell a little white lie?
Despite the proliferation of social networks, many Americans feel alone and isolated. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, lonely individuals behave differently in the marketplace than people with strong social networks.
The trouble with the media Cloud: If we can have everything, does it mean anything?
Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid confrontation might find themselves rewarding the people who inconvenienced them, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
US residents say Hawaii's coral reef ecosystems worth $33.57 billion per year
Why did they call it "The Cloud"? Couldn't they have chosen a better metaphor? Clouds burst. Clouds darken. Clouds disappear.
When do consumers try to increase social standing by eating too much?
A peer-reviewed study commissioned by NOAA shows the American people assign an estimated total economic value of $33.57 billion for the coral reefs of the main Hawaiian Islands.
Why does explaining why a cupcake is delicious make us love it less?
Consumers who feel powerless will choose larger size food portions in an attempt to gain status, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But there is hope for convincing them that a Big Gulp won't translate to higher ranking.
European Research Heads Get a New Body
When consumers share their thoughts about products or experiences, their opinions can intensify, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But it depends on whether they're talking about something sensory or practical.
- 11/10/21 20:24
Meteor Shower Spawned by Halley's Comet Peaks Early Saturday
BERLIN—While European heads of state argue about how to address their financial mess and...
Doomed German Satellite to Fall to Earth This Weekend
SPACE.com - Early bird skywatchers set your alarms: The annual October meteor shower will peak before sunrise on Saturday (Oct. 22) as the Earth passes through a stream of leftover dust from the famous Halley's Comet.
Photos: Speared Mastodon Bone Hints at Earlier Americans
SPACE.com - A defunct German satellite is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, with experts predicting that up to 30 big pieces of the junked spacecraft could hit the planet. But exactly when and where the satellite will fall remains a mystery.
A spear tip in a mastodon rib hints that an unknown North American culture was killing big game a thousand years before the famed Clovis culture.