Conservation funding works. Credit: © kate / Fotolia Governments and donors have spent billions of dollars since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit attempting to slow the pace of species extinctions around the world. Now, a new paper in Nature provides the...
"If you work near someone, you're more likely to have substantive conversations more frequently," says doctoral student Matthew Claudel. Credit: Christopher Harting Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity...
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The IFL PiRo robot detects the objects desired and automatically puts them into shopping baskets. Credit: Laila Tkotz, KIT Today, the desired book, toy or household appliance can be purchased by a click only -- thanks to online mail order business...
Customers rarely post on a brand's page on their own and typically only see a fraction of a brand's Facebook content unless they are targeted with paid advertising. Image Credit: Flickr/Global Panorama Social media managers who think that simply building...
This image from a scanning electron microscope shows a cross section of an object printed using cellulose. The inset shows the surface of the object. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world's...
The study of Tatsuya Sasaki suggests that the practice of avoiding moral assessments can be the best policy when assessing those who refuse to help wrongdoers. Copyright: University of Vienna/Barbara Mair A research team led by mathematician Tatsuya Sasaki...
Online display ads can increase both online and offline retail sales, providing valuable insight for future marketing decisions, say researchers.Image credit: Flickr/Rawle C. Jackman According to a forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science online display ads can increase...
Image Credit:Flickr/BMiz A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor finds that a rise in workers' happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees' well-being, following research by the...
A manager's support for fun actually mattered more than his or her support for learning, according to the researchers.Image: Flickr/franchichi eusebio All work and no play may dull on-the-job learning at workplaces, according to a team of researchers. In a study,...
Image Credit: Flickr/Justin New research from the University of Arizona underscores how important it is for supervisors to pay attention to employees' emotions—especially when the emotion is anger. Employees who are angry are more likely to engage in unethical behavior at...
This map shows the changing US CO2 footprint around the world between 1970 and 2008. Red hotspots illustrated where the US carbon footprint has increased, and in blue, decreased. The carbon footprint has gone down in some parts of...