Even small gifts boost business

If a sales agent brings their customer a small gift, the customer is much more likely to make a purchase, a study by the...

You can’t tell whether an online restaurant review is fake —...

Sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Amazon display user reviews of products and services. Consumers take heed: nine out of ten people read these peer...

Troubling disadvantages, including bias, against women in business, study finds

Women CEOs in America are paid less, have shorter tenures and their companies are punished in the stock market, even when their firms are...

How the brain suppresses the act of revenge

The desire for revenge can be the consequence of a feeling of anger. But is this the case at the cerebral level? What happens...

No partitions between desks may be ‘healthier’ for office workers

An open plan design, with no partitions between desks ('open bench' configuration), may be healthier than other types of workstation arrangement for office workers,...

How people use, and lose, preexisting biases to make decisions

From love and politics to health and finances, humans can sometimes make decisions that appear irrational, or dictated by an existing bias or belief....

Buried Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas,...

New tools to systematically build cooperation: Theory of repeated games

When what we want as individuals clashes with what is best for the group, we have a social dilemma. How can we overcome these...

Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up

The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a...

Patenting marine genetic resources: Who owns ocean biodiversity?

Marine organisms have evolved to thrive in various ocean environments, resulting in unique adaptations that make them the object of commercial interest. Researchers from...

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