People use emotion to persuade, even when it could backfire

Antropology
We intuitively use more emotional language to enhance our powers of persuasion, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research shows that people tend toward appeals that aren’t simply more positive or negative but are infused with emotionality, ...

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

Astronomy
  MADISON, Wis. — In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has geological features that suggest it once had — and still has — subsurface liquid water, an almost sure prerequisite for life. Scientists have also eyed ...

Can a Mediterranean diet pattern slow aging?

Medicine
A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes — while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data ...

New study finds world’s largest desert, the Sahara, has grown ...

More Science
  The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert. It ...

Tips for yoga beginners

More Science
If you’re thinking of taking up yoga either to lose some pounds or because it might relax you, you’ve ended up in the right place. For today’s article, we have put together a list of simple tips that can help you create a yoga routine that you’ll ...

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

EcologyMore Science
Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle. In a large study that involved individual data from more than ...

How self-driving cars could shrink parking lots

Informatics
  New U of T Engineering research shows that adoption of self-driving cars — also known as autonomous vehicles (AVs) — could significantly reduce the amount of valuable urban space dedicated to parking. “In a parking lot full of AVs, you don’t need to open the doors, ...

The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore ...

Medicine
Philadelphia, March 27, 2018 – About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal ...
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  • There’s a weird link between coffee and cryptocurrency April 26, 2018
      The physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information, research shows. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, applied physics doctoral student William Gilpin of Stanford University describes how swirling liquids, such as coffee, follow the same principles as transactions with cryptocurrencies […]
  • How does China steal U.S. intellectual property? April 25, 2018
    Historically, the oldest forms of appropriation of American and other foreign-created intellectual goods were film, record, and software piracy, and counterfeiting of luxury goods and pharmaceuticals. As is happening today, IP got injected into the trade process, but the waltz was long and slow. The USTR would complain of China’s failure to halt piracy of […]