Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.
World News - With 267 people being born every minute and 108 dying, the world's population will top seven billion next year, a research group projects, while the ratio of working-age adults to support the elderly in developed countries declines precipitously because of lower birthrates and longer life spans.
Lancet - A South Korean study has shown that patients infected with hepatitis B (HBV) are around twice as likely to develop a common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). This is the conclusion of an Article published Online First in The Lancet Oncology, written by Dr Eric Engels, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA, and Prof Sun Ha Jee, Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues.
Hamilton - Working with a 1980s-era radio-controlled car programmed to drive on its own, a team of McMaster engineering students drag raced their way to victory recently at the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge held at the University of Windsor.
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University has been awarded the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) Quality Assessed Facility designation for achieving the highest standards of human and technical safety.
World News - Pakistan dispatched medical teams Monday to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread after the worst floods in the country's history that have already killed up to 1,200 people, an official said.
Ottawa Dr. John ApSimon, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Paul Jenkins, former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, as Senior Distinguished Fellow in the Faculty of Public Affairs, effective September 1, 2010.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA scientists created a unique collection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) spectra to interpret mysterious emission from space. Because PAHs are a major product of combustion, remain in the environment, and are carcinogenic, the value of this PAH spectral collection extends far beyond NASA and astronomical applications.
Since the dawn of mankind we have been buying and selling “stuff”, and over the centuries a predictable pattern has developed between buyers and sellers. The buyer-seller dynamic can spell “commission catastrophe” for the sales professional who lacks the artful skill of effective questioning.
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