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Neuromarketing: a whole lot of fluff?

The camera pans across a dimly lit swamp. It picks up a bullfrog letting out a deep, loud “BUD”. Another frog joins in with...

New study shows we work harder when we are happy

Happiness makes people more productive at work, according to the latest research from the University of Warwick. Economists carried out a number of experiments to...

Self-driving vehicles offer potential benefits, policy challenges for lawmakers

Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and...

Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: 25,000 Manmade Map Features Edited

Civilian volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Using crowd-sourcing techniques, the USGS'...

More mentions in the FT linked to greater popularity of stocks

A six-year study of the Financial Times has found that the more frequently a company is mentioned in the newspaper in the morning, the...

Dreams of drones: Amazon’s delivery tech almost ready, insurance and regulation...

For Amazon’s recently announced drone delivery system to get off the ground, the company will have to solve numerous difficult technological challenges. Chief among...

Study: Google Search Serves Users From 600% More Locations than A...

Over the past 10 months, Google search has dramatically increased the number of sites around the world from which it serves client queries, repurposing...

Ancient bacteria go under the lens

Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobac­teria, which pop­u­late the planet’s waters. Prog­en­i­tors of these micro­scopic, pho­to­syn­thetic organ­isms are believed to have been...

Doctor Shows Promise of Google Glass in Live Surgery

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using...

Changes in language and word use reflect our shifting values

A new UCLA analysis of words used in more than 1.5 million American and British books published between 1800 and 2000 shows how our...

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