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Auction bids decline with intensity of competition: new research
People bid less in auctions that have more bidders, new research suggests. (2019-04-15)
Hot streak: Finding patterns in creative career breakthroughs
You've likely heard of hot hands or hot streaks -- periods of repeated successes -- in sports, financial markets and gambling. (2018-09-07)
The Scream: What were those colorful, wavy clouds in Edvard Munch's famous painting?
What inspired the iconic red-and-yellow sky in The Scream, the painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that sold for a record $119.9 million in 2012? (2018-07-23)
Naming rights for five new snail-sucking snake species auctioned to save forests in Ecuador
Five new species of eye-catching snakes with curious eating habits were found to inhabit forests in Ecuador. (2018-06-14)
New study finds artwork is worth 35 percent less when created by 'tortured' artists
The term 'tortured artists' describes some of history's greatest painters, who are credited with creating some of the world's most recognized works of art despite lives that were often characterized as unhappy. (2017-12-04)
Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energy
MIT researchers draw from an ancient technology in their latest solution to enabling rapid expansion of wind, solar and nuclear power. (2017-09-06)
Taking pictures of sentimental goods may help people declutter, donate more
The cure for a cluttered home might be just a snapshot away. (2017-06-26)
How AI helped auction off $19 billion worth of radio spectrum
Mobile phone carriers scooped up airwaves no longer needed by television broadcasters last March in a $19 billion auction designed by UBC and Stanford University researchers. (2017-06-26)
The automation of art: A legal conundrum
Deep Neural Networks are systems that are able to simulate human perception by 'memorizing' complex patterns on a mathematical level. (2017-04-26)
The fed's bank bailout
For the first time ever, new research from Washington University in St. (2017-03-16)
Moth gift: Winner of an eBay auction thanks his mother by naming a new species after her
Winner of an eBay auction Steve Mix received the opportunity to pick the name for a new species of satiny-white winged moth collected from the white gypsum dunes of the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. (2017-02-20)
In crowd wisdom, the 'surprisingly popular' answer can trump ignorance of the masses
Crowd wisdom tends to favor the most popular information, not necessarily the most correct -- mass ignorance can cancel out a knowledgeable minority, resulting in the wrong answer becoming the most accepted. (2017-02-06)
We like what experts like -- and what is expensive
Scientists from the University of Vienna have now shown that the individual taste of art is also dependent on social factors. (2016-11-30)
Dinosaurs of a feather flock and die together?
In the paleontology popularity contest, studying the social life of dinosaurs is on the rise. (2016-10-24)
Forensic analysis of pigtails to help identify original 'mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty'
Ten pigtails of hair thought to be from seven mutineers of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame and three of their female Polynesian companions will be analyzed in a new collaboration between the Pitcairn Islands Study Centre at Pacific Union College and the forensic DNA group at King's College London. (2016-08-22)
Returns in fine art have been overestimated
Investors should buy paintings if they like looking at them, but not to make money, according to new research from the Luxembourg School of Finance of the University of Luxembourg, which found that returns of fine art have been significantly overestimated. (2016-06-15)
'The Game Theorist's Guide To Parenting'
For generations, parents have turned to experts for child-rearing advice. (2016-02-10)
Tiebreaks push competition -- not only in sports
The strategy used for resolving ties and determining bid limits decides on whether competition is pushed or not. (2016-01-12)
Is there a bubble in the art market?
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg are warning of an overheating art market, one of the fastest-growing investment sectors of the past decade, after applying a new bubble detection method analyzing millions of auction records. (2016-01-06)
Real competitors enhance thrill of auctions
The thrill is part of the game -- whoever waits for his bid to be accepted on online auction platforms, feels the excitement in the bidding war for the object of desire. (2015-09-04)
How to digitally stoke that old-time auction fever
The authors explore the impact of time pressure and social competition on bidders in online auctions and how those factors influence auction results and users' experience. (2015-07-28)
Narrow misses can propel us toward other rewards and goals
Whether it's being outbid at the last second in an online auction or missing the winning lottery number by one digit, we often come so close to something we can 'almost taste it' only to lose out in the end. (2015-05-11)
Winter months SAD for US Treasury securities, study reveals
The best time to invest in US Treasury securities may be spring, thanks to seasonal variations in investor risk tolerance linked to depression. (2015-03-16)
Barrett-Jackson classic car auction raises $140,000 for TGen cancer research
What do a classic '79 Cutlass, Best Actress nominee Sharon Stone and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) all have in common? (2015-02-13)
Nova Southeastern University researcher discovers new species of sea lily
Charles Messing, Ph.D., has discovered a new species of sea lily. (2014-12-16)
Brain activity provides evidence for internal 'calorie counter'
As you think about how a food will taste and whether it's nutritious, an internal calorie counter of sorts is also evaluating each food based on its caloric density, according to findings from a new neuroimaging study. (2014-10-20)
Asteroid named for University of Utah makes public debut
What's rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? (2014-09-23)
3rd annual Golden Goose award ceremony honors 8 researchers; unusual work had big results
Eight researchers from several disciplines will be celebrated tonight at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving the way for the telecommunications and supercomputing revolutions. (2014-09-18)
UTHealth's Dr. Philip Orlander recognized by diabetes association
Philip Orlander, M.D., director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. (2014-07-30)
Economists behind the FCC'S Spectrum Auctions to receive Golden Goose Award
Robert Wilson, Paul Milgrom and R. Preston McAfee, whose basic research on game theory and auctions enabled the Federal Communications Commission to first auction spectrum licenses in 1994, were announced today as recipients of the 2014 Golden Goose Award. (2014-07-17)
EARTH Magazine: Dueling dinosaurs hit the auction block
Last November, fossils were put on the block at Bonhams auction house in New York City -- but they did not sell. (2014-06-11)
Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on
A fossilized tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery. (2014-05-29)
Ecosystem services: Looking forward to mid-century
As population grows, society needs more -- more energy, more food, more paper, more housing, more of nearly everything. (2014-05-29)
TGen honors Catherine Ivy and Craig Jackson with Leadership; Collaborative Spirit awards
The Translational Genomics Research Institute recently honored two significant Arizona philanthropists at their annual Founders Dinner for their support of TGen's research into brain, colon and prostate cancer. (2014-04-16)
Age-related diseases and adversary risk analysis are the 2 new AXA Research Fund Chairs
The AXA Research Fund has created the permanent AXA Chair in Risk Prediction in Age-related Diseases, given to Ben Lehner, from the Center for Genomic Regulations; the permanent Chair in Adversary Risk Analysis was given to David Rios from the Spanish National Research Council's Institute of Mathematical Sciences. (2014-04-04)
The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson
After exhaustive extra research, which included poring over more than 40 legal documents, Dr Malay has now published The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson. (2014-03-11)
UM study finds wolf predation of cattle affects calf weight in Montana
A recent study by University of Montana faculty and graduate students found that wolf predation of cattle contributes to lower weight gain in calves on western Montana ranches. (2014-01-21)
Competition changes how people view strangers online
An anonymous stranger you encounter on websites like Yelp or Amazon may seem to be just like you, and a potential friend. (2013-08-12)
Fears that pet ponies and donkeys traded for horsemeat in Britain unfounded
Fears that pet ponies and donkeys are being traded for horsemeat are unfounded, reveals research published online in the Veterinary Record. (2013-07-08)
One man's tall is another man's small
Portions -- such as 8, 12 or 16 ounces -- are given different labels -- small, medium or large -- at different restaurants. (2013-06-24)
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