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Paying all blood donors might not be worth it

Gretchen Chapman, Carnegie Mellon University The Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it. Gretchen Chapman is a decision scientist who explores what makes it...

A company’s good deeds can make consumers think its products are...

Valerie Good, Michigan State University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Companies like to highlight when they do good...

Here’s how you can be nudged to eat healthier, recycle and...

José Antonio Rosa, Iowa State University Every day, you make important choices – about whether to feast on fries or take a brisk walk, whether...

Calling donors to thank them doesn’t make them more likely to...

Anya Samek, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Donors gave US$380 million to nonprofits during 2018’s Giving Tuesday donation...

Scammers don’t cheat because they need the money — they cheat...

Marco A. Palma, Texas A&M University Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute...

Selecting groceries ahead of time helps some shoppers make healthier choices

Anya Samek, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences I often toss items into my grocery cart that I have...

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral...

Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates...

Millennials are US$1 trillion in debt – but they’re better at...

Jimmie Lenz, University of South Carolina New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of...

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Small glitches, but Rosetta comet mission is achieving major scientific goals

By Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling The landing of Rosetta’s Philae on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko was a triumph of engineering. Many spectacular scientific firsts will follow...