Category: Hmmm?

Trust through the olfactory fragrance of lavender

PUBLIC RELEASE: 13-JAN-2015 Aromatherapy Sellaro and her fellow researchers were the first to investigate whether the calming olfactory fragrance of lavender has a positive effect on mutual trust. Aromatherapists already known that aromatic compounds can alter one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing. “Mutual trust is the social […]

Study supports the theory that men are idiots

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 11-Dec-2014 BMJ-British Medical Journal Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. Males are more likely to be admitted to an emergency department after accidential injuries, more likely to be admitted with a sporting injury, and more likely to […]

Forgetting the Presidents

Caption: US President Harry S. Truman will be forgotten by three-fourths of American college students by 2040, according to a new study by psychology researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Public Release: 27-Nov-2014 Most American presidents destined to fade from nation’s memory, study suggests Truman will be […]

Financial experts do not make higher returns on their own investments than untrained investors, according to research by a Michigan State University

Published: Oct. 28, 2014 Do financial experts make better investments? Financial experts do not make higher returns on their own investments than untrained investors, according to research by a Michigan State University business scholar. The first-of-its-kind study analyzed the private portfolios of mutual fund managers and found the […]

Earth’s water is older than the sun

Water Through Time Caption: This is an illustration of water in our Solar System through time from before the Sun’s birth through the creation of the planets. = Washington, D.C.—Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of […]

Is that a Traffic Light on Mars?

  Thursday, 25 September 2014 With the now increased traffic in the Red Planet’s region – since India’s satellite reached Mars’s orbit Wednesday – a traffic light might just be what’s been missing. And it didn’t take long for one to be discovered. NASA’s Mars rover, the Curiosity, […]

China plans establishment of Christian theology

“A five-year campaign to promote Christian theology in China, launched in 2013, will provide theological guidance for church rostrums in China and will promote the positive and correct theological thinking with a range of publications, exchanges, discussions and evangelism.” China will continue to promote the development of Christian […]

Equation to predict happiness

The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by an equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted […]

China expands world’s deepest ‘dark matter’ lab

(Xinhua) 11:03, August 03, 2014 – BEIJING – China has begun expanding the world’s deepest underground lab in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, where scientists have been conducting experiments on mysterious “dark matter”. – The second-phase construction of the Jinping Underground Laboratory, located at 2,400 meters under the surface […]

Homeseller Need not Reveal Murder-Suicide

By DAVID LEE   (CN) – The sellers of homes do not have to disclose “psychological stigmas,” such as murders, to prospective buyers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The state’s highest court unanimously ruled Monday in favor of Kathleen and Joseph Jacono regarding the sale of their Delaware […]

Is The Universe A Bubble? Let’s Check

July 17, 2014 Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered […]

Haters spend more time … hating?

  The Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania U. Illinois/Penn study sheds light on activity levels based on one’s attitude disposition PHILADELPHIA (June 19, 2014) – We already know haters are predisposed to be that way. Now we see they also spend a lot of time […]

Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army

By Klaus Wiegrefe Newly discovered documents show that in the years after World War II, former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS formed a secret army to protect the country from the Soviets. The illegal project could have sparked a major scandal at the time. For nearly […]

Snobby staff can boost luxury retail sales

Snobby staff can boost luxury retail sales // PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:   29-Apr-2014    When it comes to luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff the better the sales, according to new research from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.   The forthcoming Journal of […]

Analyst: EMP Attack Would Cripple U.S.

By Kells Hetherington WASHINGTON (VR) —The United States is ill prepared for an Electro Magnetic Pulse because the country’s electrical grid is not hardened as the Shield Act has proposed, according JD Gordon, a Contributor and a Senior Fellow at the Center for a Secure Free Society […]

‘License Plate Profiling’ in Idaho

    By PHILIP A. JANQUART BOISE, Idaho (CN) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and searched a 70-year-old Washington man solely because of his license plate from Colorado, where marijuana is legal, the man claims in a federal lawsuit. Darien Roseen lives in Washington and has a […]