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Longest experiment sees pitch drop after 84-year wait

The longest-running experiment in the world has for the first time glimpsed a drop of viscous pitch fall although the event comes too late for one man

14 hours ago from Newscientist

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New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers

A new study has found that India's shocking rates of suicide are highest in areas with the most debt-ridden farmers who are clinging to tiny smallholdings less than one hectare and trying ...

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Newlyweds, be careful what you wish for

A statistical analysis of the gift "fulfillments" at several hundred online wedding gift registries suggests that wedding guests are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to buying ...

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SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong ...

11 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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Online reviews: When do negative opinions boost sales?

When purchasing items online, reading customer reviews is a convenient way to get a real-world account of other people's opinions of the product. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from

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The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to food

Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. David ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from

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When identity marketing backfires: Consumers don't like to be told what they like

When choosy moms choose Jif peanut butter and sports fans who call themselves sports fans subscribe to DirecTV, identity marketing is hard at work. But what happens when this type of advertising ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from

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Charitable donation discrepancies: Why are some countries more generous than others?

When it comes to charitable giving, some countries open their collective wallets more than others. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who live in countries ...

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Consumer predictions: Do categories matter when predicting the lottery or stock market?

From sports to the stock market and even winning the lottery, it's in our nature to predict who or what will come out on top. But, sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. According ...

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Rising demand for herbal medicine can increase cultivation of medicinal trees

Formalizing trade in herbal medicinal products has the potential to increase the demand for on-farm grown raw material and raise the level of cultivation of medicinal tree species in smallholder ...

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