Research

How a Little Lipstick Could Add Thousands to Your Paycheck
Beauty

How a Little Lipstick Could Add Thousands to Your Paycheck

Going makeup-free could cost you.
Digital Media May Be Hindering Your Ability to Think Abstractly, Study Says
Lifestyle

Digital Media May Be Hindering Your Ability to Think Abstractly, Study Says

Here's another justification for all those physical books you've recently acquired.
Lindsay Friedman
These Are the 8 Dumbest Research Studies of 2016 (So Far)
academics

These Are the 8 Dumbest Research Studies of 2016 (So Far)

The more you study the conclusions of frivolous research, the more confidence you'll have in your gut instincts.
Gene Marks
The Problem With Polling, Surveys and Opinion Is That People Fib
Polls

The Problem With Polling, Surveys and Opinion Is That People Fib

Trump's victory should be a wakeup call for anyone who makes a living peddling research, messaging and polling.
Ray Hennessey
Rough News For Cat Lovers: Your Cuddly Kitty Could Make You Prone to Fits of Rage
Cats

Rough News For Cat Lovers: Your Cuddly Kitty Could Make You Prone to Fits of Rage

Watch out for cute little Mister Whiskers. He could be carrying a nasty parasite known to potentially tip off temper tantrums and other aggressive behaviors.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
These Researchers Know When and Where You're Drunk Tweeting
Social Media

These Researchers Know When and Where You're Drunk Tweeting

Scientists at the University of Rochester want to use the data they've found to help illuminate social behavior and public health issues around alcohol consumption.
Nina Zipkin
How Shutterstock Is Training Its System to Help You Find Better Photos
Technology

How Shutterstock Is Training Its System to Help You Find Better Photos

The image service has rolled out new tools based on its research into deep learning.
Nina Zipkin
Put Down That Bagel: Some High-Carb Foods May Drastically Increase Your Risk of Lung Cancer
Personal Health

Put Down That Bagel: Some High-Carb Foods May Drastically Increase Your Risk of Lung Cancer

'We observed a 49 percent increased risk of lung cancer among subjects with the highest daily glycemic index,' author of new study says.
The Obsession With 'Curing' Aging Is Now Big Business
Biotechnology

The Obsession With 'Curing' Aging Is Now Big Business

Finding ways to extend a healthy life has attracted many tens of millions in investment dollars from the likes of Google and numerous biotechnology companies.
Sony Wants Your Advice About its New Prototypes
Technology

Sony Wants Your Advice About its New Prototypes

It's the premise behind a new R&D initiative called Future Lab Program
Nina Zipkin
Video: Would You Follow a Robot Into a Fire? These Students Did.
Robots

Video: Would You Follow a Robot Into a Fire? These Students Did.

A study from the Georgia Tech Research Institute shows that humans will obey a robot's directions in an emergency situation, even if the machine had previously made mistakes.
Carly Okyle
We Feel Less Responsible for Acting Badly When Ordered to Do Something
Behavior

We Feel Less Responsible for Acting Badly When Ordered to Do Something

New research attempts to get at the root of why we are so easily persuaded to commit unethical actions when told to do so by another person.
Laura Entis
Shaming Wrongdoers Makes You Appear More Trustworthy, Study Says
Trust

Shaming Wrongdoers Makes You Appear More Trustworthy, Study Says

The report shows why conveying your moral outrage can make people more inclined to trust you.
Nina Zipkin
Flashes of Light May Be a Quick Cure for Jet Lag
Sleep

Flashes of Light May Be a Quick Cure for Jet Lag

Stanford researchers have found that exposing sleepers to an hour of short bursts of light made it possible for bodies to adjust.
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