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Women get super-competitive once a month

Ovulation alters women's economic decisions For approximately one week every month, millions of women change their economic behavior and become more focused on their social...

Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom

Invasive “crazy ants” are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according...

Brain Scans Show We Take Risks Because We Can’t Stop Ourselves

A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or...

Theory for Metamaterials That Act as an Analog Computer

A new study shows that metamaterials can be designed to do “photonic calculus” by working like an analog computer. “Thanks to recent advances in nanotechnology,...

First battery-powered invisibility cloak

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have proposed the first design of a cloaking device that uses an external source of energy...

Something about STEM drives women out

Just when the nation has a need for more workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, research at Cornell and the University...

Popular ‘Door-in-the-Face’ Persuasion Strategy Can Sometimes Backfire

A manipulation strategy often used in marketing and fundraising known as “Door-in-the-Face” could backfire among less concrete thinkers, according to new research from The...

Weight Loss Not Always Beneficial for Romantic Relationships

Losing weight is generally beneficial for human health, but when one partner in a romantic relationship loses weight, it doesn’t always have a positive...
Books

African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high...

Hackers Successfully Spoof $80 million Yacht at Sea

This summer, a radio navigation research team from The University of Texas at Austin set out to discover whether they could subtly coerce a...

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