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Using moving cars to measure rainfall

Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light...

Over 50? You probably prefer negative stories about young people

When given a choice, older people prefer to read negative news, rather than positive news, about young adults, a new study suggests.In fact, older...

Stress eaters may compensate by eating less when times are good

When faced with stress, some people seem to lose their appetite while others reach for the nearest sweet, salty, or fatty snack.Conventional wisdom tells...

Big Salary Hikes Today Could Lead to a Psychological Fall Tomorrow

Think hefty merit raises, commissions, and bonus structures are the best motivators? Maybe not.Such remuneration schemes can actually backfire. Staff morale can take a...

Bending world’s thinnest glass shows atoms’ dance

Watch what happens when you bend and break the world’s thinnest glass. This glass, discovered by Cornell researchers and their international team of collaborators,...

Weight loss through the use of intestinal barrier sleeves

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, USA, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in...

A day in the life of the mysterious odd-clawed spider Progradungula...

A recent paper published in the open access journal Zookeys provides a first-time glimpse in the natural history of the enigmatic spider species Progradungula...

World’s thinnest glass: 1-molecule thick

At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany’s...

European males have grown by 11cm in just over a century

The average height of European males increased by an unprecedented 11cm between the mid-nineteenth century and 1980, according to a new paper published online...

Existence of new element, 115, confirmed

An international team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, have confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic...

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