Social sciences News


Plant breeders take cues from consumers to improve kale

A Cornell program is reimagining kale its color, shape and even flavor in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction.

Fri 18 Nov 16 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org show all (2)

In food packaging, color matters: Why darker tones are a safer bet

The aesthetics of food packaging is geared to the assumptions people make about the product within. This research study makes clear that the color of packaging is an important, but tricky, element.

Fri 4 Nov 16 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org show all (2)

Yearning for a new phone? You might be suffering from 'comparison neglect'

If you're reading this on a shiny new iPhone 7, new research suggests you might not have given your old phone its due before trading up.

Wed 2 Nov 16 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org show all (2)

US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, Gizmodo, Engadget, AP (2), Arstechnica show all (9)

Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant Valve

Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, Techspot, iTWire , CNET show all (5)

Why do the Abbotts wait, while the Zimmermans rush to buy?

The first letter of our childhood surname determines much about our consumer behavior as grownups, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Tue 18 Jan 11 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, RedOrbit, ScienceDaily, e! Science News, Science Blog show all (6)

An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, Science 2.0, Watts Up With That?, e! Science News, ScienceDaily show all (7)

Who buys what? Research finds clues to marketing innovation

Introducing innovative new products and ideas to the marketplace can be a tricky proposition. Sometimes they take off immediately (like the iPod) and sometimes they can take a while to garner ...

Tue 27 Jul 10 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, R&D Mag, e! Science News, Labspaces.net, Science Blog show all (6)

Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. Murray dropped out of the ...

Mon 24 Jun 13 from Medical Xpress

Other sources: Medical Xpress, Phys.org, Emaxhealth, Eurekalert (2) show all (5)

Daily Data Dump - Tuesday

Glenn Beck Wrong on Darwin: How Evolution Affirms the Oneness of ...

Tue 24 Aug 10 from Discover Magazine

Other sources: Discover Magazine, Phys.org, ScienceDaily, Labspaces.net, e! Science News show all (6)

Subscribe to RSS

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is an easy way of receiving new content from Science News Daily - RSS feed.